Oerlikon helping promote engineering innovation in Italy through partnership with Technology Forum 2014

Oerlikon is once again partnering with Technology Forum to help stimulate economic growth and innovation in Italy.

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Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Segment Drive Systems, world’s leading specialist in high-performance transmissions, is partner once again of the Forum “Innovation. Education. Entrepreneurship” that will be held in CastelBrando, Cison di Valmarino, Treviso, Italy. The event, from May 23 to 24, is designed to provide stimuli
to re-launch economic growth and innovation in Italy.
The event, organized by The European House-Ambrosetti, is now in its third edition and will bring together the most important Italian companies and organizations representing the four major actors in the chain of technological innovation: research, finance, business and institutions.
"Always technological innovation is strategically important for us,” says Paolo Ramadori, Chairman and CEO Oerlikon Graziano Group SpA. “In recent years we worked to enhance human capital by investing in the training of workers. The competitiveness was enhanced through product innovation, investment in new technologies, reorganization of production sites, standardization and modernization of business processes.” Oerlikon Graziano has developed for several years cutting edge systems for the Automotive Transmissions and Shifting Solutions, and the Technology Forum represents a great opportunity to present to the Italian and international business community its products.
Oerlikon Graziano has developed in the last two years some ground-breaking concepts translated into many successful products. The electric transmissions multispeed 2SED and 4SED, with the main objective to reduce emissions of hybrid vehicles and increase the efficiency of electric ones. In addition, the company has taken up the challenge of creating a hybrid transmission for supercars, to combine the advantages of AMT solutions with those of the dual-clutch technology. Thus was born OGeco, innovation par excellence, that will be presented to the Technology Forum. The new sixspeed hybrid transmission offers performance, efficiency and cost reduction, it is lighter and more compact than traditional DCTs, with "torque infill" to reduce shift shock. The new technology is able to provide an innovative breakthrough for the automotive industry, as manufacturers seek reduced fuel consumption and improved CO2 emissions.