31. March 2017

Economy delegation of Lower Saxony visits BLOCK's US factory

In March 2017, about 60 representatives from Lower Saxony's economy, politics and research, led by Minister of Economic Affairs Olaf Lies, traveled around the USA to discuss current topics of digitization and mobility, i.e. Industry 4.0.

Jörg Reichelt, Managing Director of BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH and BLOCK USA President, joined the delegation together with representatives from Volkswagen AG and EWE AG to strengthen business relations between Lower Saxony and the USA. On site, they were welcomed by BLOCK CEO Wolfgang Reichelt, his wife Mrs. Marlis Reichelt, and Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen at BLOCK’s 2,500 m² US plant in Franklin Park near Chicago.

Since 2015, the company has been manufacturing at this facility, which is considered the next major step in BLOCK's expansion, allowing market-driven production of high-quality products “Made in USA”.

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Center front: Wolfgang Reichelt with Marlis Reichelt (right) and Olaf Lies (left), alongside Mayor Barrett Pedersen. Back row: Jörg Reichelt (second from left)

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