The ProNES anniversary year is drawing to a close. For ProNES it was another year of intensive development work, new cooperations and contacts as well as new team members. The emotional highlight was our summer party to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. As we enter the home straight for 2023, we assure you that we will continue our tradition and tackle the challenges of 2023 with the same vigour together with you. We look forward to cooperating with you in 2023!
batterieinspektor® – Cell Tester Expands Range of Sustainable System Solutions
Experience from recent years and market analyses show that quality assurance in battery production must start at the earliest possible stage. In order to handle resources responsibly and to produce sustainably, targeted, and continuous quality assurance from the cell to the finished battery is indispensable. Here, the Cell Tester makes an important contribution to ensuring perfect cell quality right at the start of production.
batterieinspektor® – System Solutions Move out into the World
The UK, Brazil, Bulgaria and Sweden are the four newcomers to our list of countries where ProNES system solutions are installed or will be installed in the foreseeable future.
The other countries in alphabetical order are:
Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA.
It was an important milestone for ProNES here that the battery inspector(R) brand is now protected beyond national borders.
Battery Show in Stuttgart – Holistic Optimisation of Battery Production
At the Battery Show, it became clear that for optimal results, battery production and the associated quality assurance must be conceived in a holistic manner. For ProNES, quality assurance thus begins with the design of sustainable production facilities, whether on greenfield sites (see master plan on the left) or with the optimisation and automation of existing facilities. For quality from the cell to the finished battery, it also plays a central role to continuously record and precisely analyse manufacturing processes and product data. For this holistic approach, ProNES relies on the trusting cooperation with business partners such as Schnaithmann GmbH and Drees & Sommer SE.
This holistic approach will continue to be a central theme at the Battery Show 2023 in Stuttgart (23 – 25 May 2023).
New Manufacturing Hall
Our system solutions based on the batterieinspektor® framework are moving out into the world. This has been and is a more than pleasing development, but at the same time our previous manufacturing area had more and more reached its limits.
We have therefore taken the opportunity to expand our company headquarters in Landau by adding a hall for the production of our batterieinspektor® systems for automated quality assurance. Here, since the beginning of the year, our specialists have been assembling our systems completely or partially, as required, in order to deliver them to our customers and put them into operation on site.
And the current hall utilisation shows that the expansion was the right decision at the right moment.
VDMA – Specialist Association
Since October 2022, ProNES has been a member of the VDMA Battery Production Department.
“The Battery Production Department addresses the production technology of batteries of all technologies, with a current focus on lithium-ion technology. Our member companies supply machines, plants, components, tools and services along the entire process chain of battery production: from raw material preparation to electrode production and cell assembly to module and pack production.” (Text on the VDMA website)
20 Years of ProNES
The anniversary year was not only an eventful year for ProNES, but also a touching one. In July, Peter was kind to us, and we were able to celebrate our anniversary in the impressive ambience of Landeck Castle until well into a balmy summer night. You can find a few impressions of our summer party with (business) friends under the following link:
Numerous people already achieve outstanding things at a young age. The Deutschlandstipendium aims to specifically encourage them to do so and to strengthen their decision to pursue a challenging university degree. The scholarship gives them room for commitment and personal development in addition to their studies. ProNES participated once again in the Deutschlandstipendium in 2022, as it fits 100% with the ProNES ideas on promoting young talent.
ProNES Strengthens Wirtschaftslöwen
„Growth for the Rhine-Neckar Wirtschaftslöwen (Business Lions): With ProNES automation GmbH, the 28th company has joined the exclusive circle of supporters of the Rhein-Neckar Löwen (handball club). The automation and digitalisation specialist, based in Landau in the southern Palatinate, has been supporting the Baden Handball Bundesliga team as Philipp Ahouansou is rent-a-friend partner since the 2019/2020 season. Now, company founder and managing director Jochen Weber would also like to use his economic expertise to further promote the positive development of the Rhein-Neckar Löwen as a club and also as a brand: ProNES Strengthens Wirtschaftslöwen.“ (Translation of the press announcement on the Rhein-Neckar Löwen website).
ProNES Sponsors Olympic Athlete Oleg Zernikel
Success in sport requires just as much staying power as success in business. And it is equally true for both areas that a solid financial basis makes it much easier to implement one’s goals. A long-term goal of pole vaulter Oleg Zernikel from ASV Landau is the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. ProNES is supporting Oleg on his way to Paris – fingers crossed included.
Donations for Children and Youth Work
Children and youth work has always been close to ProNES’ heart. As we do every year, we will forego Christmas gifts for our customers and business partners in 2022. Schoolchildren from Klingenmünster as well as the Kinderschutzbund in Landau received gifts in the form of toys in the St Nicholas bags, which were distributed by the Stiftsgut Keysermühle on St Nicholas afternoon at Landeck Castle.
During the year, children who took part in the traffic training of the Verkehrswacht Landau-Südliche Weinstraße were delighted to receive workbooks. Further donations went to an initiative that supported children in Ukraine.
And according to the motto “Joy shared is joy doubled”, we did without gifts for our anniversary and instead supported the Lobby for Children.
2022 we welcomed some new staff members to our team:
Purchasing & Logistics: Klaus Keller
Product/Project Development: Marc Dylan Kengne
Project Development / Machine Safety: Steffen Stroh
Project Development / Mechanics & Hardware: Jesse Besser, James Mbang Mbang
Administration: Anja Kirchgessner