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Grecon celebrates an outstanding 50 years of achievement

 Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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Grecon is ready to celebrate their 50 years of innovation, development, dedication and achievement. Grecon is renowned for being the pioneer and trailblazer for new industry standards. A continuous culture of innovation characterises the history of Fagus-GreCon because “Innovation is our tradition”. Since its foundation in 1911, the company has set standards with pioneering inventions and developments – from the famous Fagus Factory, now a living monument to architecture and production, to the successful history of the GreCon brand, which now enters its 50th anniversary year in 2024.

To honour this event in a fitting manner, they focus on the current and historical situation of the two business units of fire prevention and measuring technology, but they will reflect on the challenges and successes of their global business, talk to former and current managers about their experiences and celebrate this anniversary with our customers, employees, relatives and all interested parties.

“Our solutions are an indispensable part of industrial production today- they significantly increase safety and product quality for our customers. As a long-standing Managing Director, I am very proud to have played a part in the success of the Grecon brand.” – Uwe Kahmann, Managing Director.

The GreCon brand is an innovation and business leader in fire prevention in many key markets. They not only produce industrial spark detection and extinguishing systems but also “develop our products in line with customer requirements and exceed expectations with affordable state-of-the-art technology”, says Mario Haas, Head of the Fire Protection Business Unit and member of the Management Board at Fagus-GreCon, outlining the path they have taken. Over 600,000 detectors sold and around 75,000 customised protection solutions for industrial plants are proof of the trust that GreCon customers have placed in us for 50 years.

Looking to the future, Haas sees the advancement of industrial digitalisation as the primary focus. “We want to facilitate this digitalisation with the help of our products – developing ever more intelligent technology and constantly simplifying the operating process. This is how technological change can be achieved with GreCon technology.”

Measuring Technology

In the wood-based materials industry, the Measuring Technology unit has become a valuable partner for systems for process monitoring, control and evaluation over the last 50 years. It is constantly setting new standards as the market leader. Milestones of over 1000 systems sold, such as the GreCon thickness measurement system or the ultrasonic delamination control system, are proof of the trust placed in us.

Grecon 50 years celebration

“We have recently set standards, particularly in the areas of formaldehyde emission, particle measurement and scattering accuracy,” says Dr Jörg Hasener, Head of the Measurement Technology business unit at Fagus-GreCon, confident in the path we have taken. “We are also investing in the future in other areas to challenge the competition with new concepts constantly.” Hasener added further.

Compared to GreCon’s beginnings, production output and process optimisation have progressed at an unstoppable pace. For the future of measurement technology, this means developing systems that will anticipate this development. “For example, with artificial intelligence, which will significantly impact computer-controlled data processing in the coming years,” predicts Dr Hasener.

The future is pointing towards “fully automated production based on measured data and measurement technology solutions based on this data – for example, in the areas of drying, spreading, press moulding or laboratory testing.”

To achieve this internationally, Dr Hasener also points to the “role of the global GreCon service organisation – both by strengthening our regions and through our outstanding employees who provide great support at new locations” and are a key reason for customer satisfaction.

Grecon is celebrating 50 years of Grecon for these and many other reasons and they are inviting everyone to celebrate this success story and discover why the fire prevention and measuring technology solutions significantly increase your safety and product quality.

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