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President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at Hannover Messe

25.04.2016

German/American partnership highlighted at world’s largest industrial tradeshow

US President Barack Obama today visited the Phoenix Contact booth at the Hannover Messe in Germany. The president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Frank Stuehrenberg, Phoenix Contact CEO, and Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA as part of the morning opening of the Hannover Messe  Exhibition.

Stuehrenberg and Nehlig demonstrated to Obama and guests one of Phoenix Contact’s technologies, a fast-charging plug for electric vehicles for the European and American markets, known as the CCSplus. The CCSplus is a new cable that can charge at up to 350 A, compared to typical charging stations, which are 30 A. It enables a vehicle to charge in about three to five minutes.  This is a significant milestone for the desired spread of electric mobility and user demand for faster charging.

For the first time, the US is a partner country of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade show that attracts more than 220,000 people from around the world each year. President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president ever to attend the show. His presence is a sign of appreciation of the close economic relations between both countries.

“We are honored that President Obama and Chancellor Merkel took the time to visit our company during their Hannover Messe tour,” said Nehlig. “Phoenix Contact USA is an outstanding example of the SelectUSA initiative and how German investment in the U.S. market can benefit both countries.”


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President Obama and Chancellor Merkel at Hannover Messe

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Frank Stuehrenberg, Phoenix Contact CEO, and Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, at Hannover Messe.

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