President Obama visits Phoenix Contact booth

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President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at the Hannover Messe

President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at the Hannover Messe

On 25th April, 2016, President Barack Obama visited the Phoenix Contact booth together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of the Hannover Messe.

CEO Frank Stührenberg as well as the President of the U.S. subsidiary, Jack Nehlig, greeted the heads of state. Stührenberg served as the spokesperson for a number of new developments in a variety of product ranges. He showed the prominent guests charging connectors for electric mobility.

The CCSplus fast charging system can charge at up to 350,000 watts – within three to five minutes. Therefofre, it can provide an electric car battery with enough power to drive 100 km.

This system is available for both the European and American markets and comes with the corresponding standardized plugs. It not only fulfills user requirements for fast charging, but also represents an important milestone in the spread of electric mobility, which both the American and German governments seek to promote.

President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at the Hannover Messe

This year, for the first time ever, the U.S. is the partner country of the Hannover Messe – the world’s largest industrial trade show, which attracts over 200,000 visitors from all over the world. Furthermore, Obama is the first-ever sitting president to be present at the opening of this event. His presence served to underscore the value that both the U.S. and Germany place on maintaining close economic ties with one another.

“We are proud that President Obama and Chancellor Merkel visited Phoenix Contact. Our American subsidiary serves as a good example of how German investments in the U.S. yield success for both countries.” says Jack Nehlig, President of Phoenix Contact Inc. Phoenix Contact’s U.S. subsidiary was founded in 1981 with headquarters in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania. Additional offices are there in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Houston, Texas, and San Jose, California. The headquarters handles sales, development, and production operations.

Phoenix Contact has been exhibiting at the Hannover Messe since 1953. Phoenix Contact has been the third-largest exhibitor at the event for years.

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