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RAMPF and Reutlingen University enter powerful partnership for research

News International-French

17 Nov 2015

The RAMPF Group, an international specialist in engineering and chemical solutions for reactive resins and machine systems, has agreed a sponsorship contract with Reutlingen University.

This cooperation aims to bring about an intensive knowledge and technology transfer with the faculties of Applied Chemistry and Engineering.

“Application- and solution-oriented research lays the foundations for new products and technologies,” said Michael Rampf, CEO of RAMPF Holding, at the official signing of the contract in the RAMPF Innovation Center in Grafenberg (near Stuttgart). “This is why we are supporting the faculties of Applied Chemistry and Engineering of Reutlingen University both financially and by sharing our specialist knowledge in the fields of engineering and chemical solutions. We look forward to lively exchanges and a mutually beneficial collaboration.”

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme, President of Reutlingen University, emphasized that collaborations with medium-sized companies are vitally important for the university. “SMEs form the backbone of the German economy and are key drivers of innovation. In the RAMPF Group we have a partner that is a global market leader in the fields of chemistry and engineering where our students can put their knowledge to good use and build on it.”

RAMPF offers a range of opportunities for students to do precisely this, including internships, work-study programs, practice-based graduation projects, and other project work. “For us to continue developing and producing top-quality products and solutions, we need motivated and well-trained staff. As part of our collaboration with Reutlingen University, we aim to provide students with an opportunity to get to know our company and its wide range of chemical and technical products and solutions,” says Matthias Rampf, CEO of RAMPF Holding, who together with his brother Michael leads the international RAMPF Group with its more than 600 employees worldwide.

RAMPF is active in the chemistry sector with three core competencies:

  • RAMPF Polymer Solutions, developer and manufacturer of reactive resin systems based on pol-yurethane, epoxy, and silicone
  • RAMPF Eco Solutions, a leading expert in chemical solutions for manufacturing high-quality al-ternative polyols from PUR and PET waste materials
  • RAMPF Tooling Solutions, developer and producer of board and liquid materials and semi-finished goods for cutting-edge modeling and mold engineering

Innovative engineering solutions are developed and produced by:

  • RAMPF Machine Systems, a worldwide leading supplier and development partner for multi-axis positioning and moving systems, rump machines, and basic machinery based on high-precision machine beds and machine bed components made from alternative materials
  • RAMPF Production Systems, developer and manufacturer of innovative low-pressure mixing and dispensing systems with comprehensive automation expertise covering all aspects of process engineering

“We also have subsidiaries in China, Japan, and the United States,” says Matthias Rampf. “This means we can also offer students the opportunity to gather professional experience abroad.”

The lively discussion among those present at the contract signing was symbolic of how the company and the university aim to focus their cooperation on practical aspects. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme, Prof. Dr. Manuchehr Parvizinia, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. Dr. Günter Lorenz, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Chemistry, came to an agreement with Michael Rampf and Matthias Rampf, as well as the RAMPF Managing Directors Dr. Utz-Volker Jackisch and Martin Neumann (RAMPF Machine Systems), Bernd Faller (RAMPF Production Systems), Dr. Klaus Schamel (RAMPF Polymer Solutions), and Heinz Horbanski (RAMPF Tooling Solutions) to put in place concrete collaborative measures without delay.

Photo: Promising cooperation between business and science (from left to right): Michael Rampf and Matthias Rampf, CEOs of RAMPF Holding, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme, President of Reutlingen University, Prof. Dr. Günter Lorenz, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Chemistry, and Prof. Dr. Manuchehr Parvizinia, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering