A man with foresight is 60


One who is located in the fluid power industry, associates with the name Christian H. Kienzle mainly two things: the globally successful ARGO-HYTOS Group and the Association Fluid Technology in the VDMA.Born in 1955, Christian H. Kienzle has been leading the ARGO-HYTOS Group as CEO since 1990. Since 1999 he has been engaged in the Professional Fluid Power Association of German Engineering Federation (VDMA). 2005 Christian H. Kienzle was elected chairman of the association Fluid Technology for...

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Kienzle


Dear Mr. Kienzle,The whole team of the ARGO-HYTOS Group worldwide wishes you all the very best to your 60th b-day.Some people have an energy which grows in a quite mysterious way, the older - or better to say: the more experienced they become – and you are certainly one of these extraordinary people.It is simply tremendous what you have reached in the last 60 years. We tried to count the miles which you travelled all over the world in order to achieve your goals, but at a certain point we gave...

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“An attractive sector“


Last fall, Christian Kienzle was re-elected as chairman of the Fluid Power Association. ke NEXT spoke to him about his view of the fluid industry as well as the future prospects of hydraulics and pneumatics. Let’s talk about Industry 4.0: Is this buzzword also an issue at your VDMA, in the Fluid Power Association? Clearly. This is a very, very crucial issue, even for us. How does our sector react to the concept Industry 4.0 as supplier? In the system design, the sensor technology will play...

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