Lüberg Elektronik supplies to the Far East - State Secretary for Economic Affairs Franz Pschierer wows Weiden. (wd) With its innovative printed circuit boards, Lüberg Elektronik has become a large, strong company. The company, which originates from Nuremberg and has been researching and manufacturing in Weiden since 1990, has long been represented in the area of medical technology and the aerospace industry. And it has long since collaborated closely with the University of Bayreuth. The company which is managed by Dr. Ulrich Rothfischer has even worked with the Bavarian Research Foundation. Lüberg Elektronik supplies to the Far East - State Secretary for Economic Affairs Franz Pschierer wows Weiden. (wd) With its innovative printed circuit boards, Lüberg Elektronik has become a large, strong company. The company, which originates from Nuremberg and has been researching and manufacturing in Weiden since 1990, has long been represented in the area of medical technology and the aerospace industry. And it has long since collaborated closely with the University of Bayreuth. The company which is managed by Dr. Ulrich Rothfischer has even worked with the Bavarian Research Foundation. Director of Development Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Glöde (right), Dr. Ulrich Rothfischer (third from right) and Technical Director Manfred Bastier (fourth from right) present the product range of Lüberg Elektronik GmbH & Co. Rothfischer KG to the guests, including Mayor Lothar Höher, State Secretary for Economic Affairs Franz Pschierer, leader of the CSU parliamentary group and candidate for mayor Wolfgang Pausch, as well as Alois Lukas (from left). Image: Goetz
During his visit, State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Bavaria, Franz Josef Pschierer, was impressed “by the strength of the performance and development of the medium-sized high-tech company, which has a strong scientific background.”
“You are quicker than the state government”: such are the comments of Franz Josef Pschierer as Owner Dr. Ulrich Rothfischer and Director of Development Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Glöde tell him about the flourishing subsidiary of Lüberg in Shenzhen, China: the federal state of Bavaria is only just setting up a representative office there. Dr. Rothfischer confidently says that Lüberg Elektronik GmbH & Co. Rothfischer KG “is showing the Asians its teeth”. With its large-format panels and high quality, the company has succeeded in holding its own against the giants in the market from China. It even supplies to the Far East - sending parts for use in medical technology to China and the Philippines. Lüberg electronics can also be found in smart phones and in highly sophisticated railway operations technology.
Established in 1916 as a printing company in Nuremberg, Lüberg began manufacturing printed circuit boards “for computers” as long ago as 1961. The plant in Weiden West is now home to the biggest and most modern production line for circuit boards in Europe. Rothfischer has just expanded the sister plant in Sonneberg (established since 2006). He is now investing heavily in Weiden again. “You don’t get far with standard circuit boards these days,” emphasizes Director of Development Glöde. These days, it is high-frequency printed circuit boards in the square metre format that leave the production facilities in Weiden. These XXL boards are mainly sold to market-leading technology companies.
With its three-dimensional “panels” from Weiden, Lüberg opened a key door to new markets as long ago as 1995. These products are at the “heart” of a several state-of-the-art applications, especially in medical technology and sensor technology (in blood vessel examinations, for example), and in automotive electronics. High-frequency technology which is developed and manufactured in Weiden is currently installed in the control technology of computer tomography systems and in the particle accelerator in Geneva.
Glöde has discovered aerospace and electric mobility as new markets (mostly associated with the development of materials and manufacturing processes). In this area, Lüberg has drawn on a regional network, the support of its leading customers as well as support at the scientific level from the University of Bayreuth. Talking to the guests from the Weiden CSU, Glöde mentions the ultra-light, laminated carbon fibre composites, which are fully leak-proof and therefore used as fuel lines in space travel, for example. Micro fuel cells, a current field of research, could offer a completely self-sufficient power supply to the on-board electronics systems in large aircraft.
After touring the plant, State Secretary for Economic Affairs Pschierer praised the company as “highly innovative”. “They are a very positive group of people. It was fascinating.” He also said he was only a phone call away “if they ever need anything.” He advised the “classic medium-sized company” to keep an eye out on the newly developing markets in Mexico.
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Source: Oberpfalznetz.de, Der neue Tag, Friday 14 February 2014
A 1.5 million Euro investment in a new production hall - Lüberg intends to double its production space in 3 years. Additional new planning for a research and development centre
Lüberg has invested 1.5 million Euros in a new production hall at its location in Weiden. The Weiden plant is home to Lüberg’s development, production and technical consulting divisions. With its 850 square metre production hall, Lüberg Elektronik GmbH intends to double its production space over the next three years. Plans are already under way for a new research and development centre at Hans-Striegl-Strasse 3 in Weiden.
Source: Medienhaus, Der neue Tag, Tuesday 10 May 2011