National Award for the Best Occupational Safety Idea

Harald Fritz from the Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH was presented with the “Best Occupational Safety
Idea 2016” on March 2 in Berlin. The award ceremony was held at the annual conference of the German Institute for Idea and Innovation Management. With his “intelligent light curtain” idea, Mr. Fritz is making a significant contribution to ensuring that those working on forging presses are even better protected from accidents than was technically possible before.The Management Board has arranged for the new technology to be installed on all manually operated forging presses at Hirschvogel worldwide.