National Innovation Award for DeltaSPot
National Innovation Award
The National Award for Innovation, now in its 29th year, has always been presented to innovative new Austrian products. The Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth rewards firms for creative and forward-thinking new solutions. The Fronius "DeltaSpot" resistance spot welding system has now been singled out for the award as the most innovative product in Austria.
Thalheim/Wels. The splendid surroundings of Vienna’s museum quarter provided a magnificent backdrop for the presentation of the National Innovation Award for the most innovative product of 2008. Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the Mining University of Leoben, Dr. Martha Mühlberger, the highly-respected panel ranked the Fronius resistance spot welding system above five competitors to win the "Austrian National Award for Innovation".
Director of Sales and Marketing Klaus Fronius accepted the award for research and development. The award was presented by Minister of the Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner and Dr. Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, who congratulated Fronius with these words: "Fronius has a worldwide reputation for developing pioneering innovations time and again". Klaus Fronius thanked his team who developed the revolutionary new welding system: "This award is a credit to our employees. I would like to personally express my thanks to the DeltaSpot team".
Resistance spot welding has been an important process used to join body components for decades. "DeltaSpot" has succeeded in eliminating the shortcomings associated with this welding method. The invention of process tape means aluminium car body components can now be mass produced in a way that is economically viable. As a result, cars can be produced that are up to 300 kg lighter, leading to reduced CO2 emissions.