Heinz M. Nägel at the awards ceremony in Berlin (Picture: Boris Löffert)
In 2010, under the management of engineer Heinz M. Nägel, FELUWA was awarded with this "grand prix of medium-sized enterprises" for outstanding entrepreneurial performances.FELUWA was nominated by the ministry of economy, climate protection, energy and regional planning for the participation in the 2013 competition and succeeded once again.
The jurors of the Oskar Patzelt foundation award FELUWA with the prestigious special prize, the premiere honorary plaque, in recognition of the exceptionally positive business development and the outstanding commitment in the business region Eifel.
During the celebratory conclusion of the 19th national competition in Berlin, Heinz M. Nägel, advising partner of the company, accepted the premiere honorary plaque on behalf of FELUWA in presence of more than 500 guests.
Managing Partner Mr. Heinz M. Nägel (67) switches over from operational management to a long-term consultancy and co-ownership of the successful pump manufacturer.Our company, with a long history in Mürlenbach/Germany, has been a member of the ARCA Flow Group in Tönisvorst since November 2000.
During this period Mr. Heinz M. Nägel has managed the company that took a very dynamic and impressive development.
Now, at the age of (67), he, the entrepreneur would like to reduce his on- site responsibility with the company step by step.
Thus, Mr. Nägel as a co-owner has decided to retire from the operational management of FELUWA Pumpen GmbH at the end of 2012 and take the position of an exclusive consultant to the company for future market and technology development.
During the past years, Heinz M. Nägel has designed a significant amount of remarkable innovations in the field of oscillating displacement pumps.
Many patents and awards witness of his extraordinary inventive talent.
As a result the company's unique product range could be expanded continuously under his leadership, the most important development being the highly economical MULTISAFE double-hose-diaphragm pump for abrasive, corrosive and other difficult fluids and slurries.
FELUWA's MULTISAFE pumps in quintuplex configuration (five pump heads), that have recently been manufactured in Mürlenbach, are considered as the latest milestones.
They are the biggest hose-diaphragm pumps worldwide with a unit weight of approx.150 tonnes.
Thanks to Mr. Nägel's sense of the market requirements and his innovative power, the company's turnover could be increased to more than EUR 30 Mio., during the past 12 years.
80 % of this growth has been achieved by newly developed products.
His special focus was entering into new markets and applications, particularly China.
As a consequence the production area in Mürlenbach is now doubled to approx.
9000 m" and the machine park is equipped with the latest up to date technology.
FELUWA Pumpen GmbH has become a widely respected global player due to the enthusiasm and cosmopolitanism of Heinz M. Nägel.
He is a well-known and highly recognised expert in the field of process pumps, and at the same time a wanted lecturer for conferences in Germany and abroad.
Heinz M. Nägel, managing partner of FELUWA Pumpen GmbH, was awarded the PREMIER - Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises in a formal laudation.
Rüdiger Kaspers and Mr. Heinz M. Nägel, will be the new executive shareholders of FELUWA.
Managing director on site is Mr. Heinz M. Nägel who will make every endeavour to incorporate FELUWA into the ARCA Valve Group.Mr. Nägel was already working with FELUWA from 1966 to 1976 and has substantially contributed to the development of the industrial pumps' section.He holds the main patent on positive displacement pumps for slurries, specifically hose-diaphragm-piston-pumps for up to 350 bar and capacities of up to 100 m3/h.
Heinz Nägel has contributed a lot to the successful operation of the ARCA Valve Group in the last ten Years.A Group with ten work locations grew up around the world He is the father of the ECOTROL® control valve, that revolutionizes many industrial applications.E.g. by soft sealing, OPTISEAL®, fast change trim or integration of the smart actuator.He started many ideas, patents, products and standards and all customers from China to Mexiko appreciate his reliability.His source of energy is the Eifel region, where his roots are close to our factory Strotzbüsch.
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