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MetallArt in dialogue with Chancellor Angela Merkel

During top-level talks with representatives of the German industry at the International Trade Fair for Craft Trades in Munich on 13 March 2017 Chancellor Angela Merkel informed herself about the company's large portfolio. She was particularly impressed by the 3D-print of a spiralled sculptural staircase with a structurally supporting soffit lining. Using this model managing partner Johannes Schmid illustrated the special features of this innovation.

MetallArt mit dem Bundespreis 2017

Federal Award 2017

for outstanding innovative performances

With the soffit lining made of steel MetallArt won the Federal Award 2017. The company uses this architectural trend which, beyond its visual effect, also constitutes significant structural advantages. Enormous savings in material and weight for the stair's supporting structure, work processes which are considerably faster and much more precise, a reduction of costs as well as an improved vibration behaviour are the results offered by this element of design.

Brigitte Zypries und MetallArt auf der Eröffnungsfeier der IHM

MetallArt at the opening event of IHM 2017

together with Brigitte Zypries and Ilse Aigner

Already during the opening event on March 8 MetallArt succeeded in showing its know-how as model company to approximately 850 high-ranking guests from industry, politics and trade. Following the opening speech of Brigitte Zypries, Minister of Economy and Energy, the Bavarian State Minister Ilse Aigner joined a tour to explore the exhibition site. Of course she came to the exhibition stand of MetallArt, too.

MetallArt mit Bayerischen Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner

Successful participation at IHM 2017

„We are very happy to see our product design positively rewarded by several renowned players and institutions. For us, the Federal Award is a recognition of our innovative performance and we are very grateful to all our employees. Overall, the participation at the exhibition was a real advantage to us" says Johannes Schmid, Management Partner of MetallArt.