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President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at Hannover Messe

04/25/2016

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

Middletown, Pa. – 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.

Stuehrenberg and Nehlig demonstrated 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 five minutes.

Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial trade show, and 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. With the U.S. as the partner country for 2016, Hannover Messe is highlighting American businesses and promoting investment in American manufacturing.


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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.