For the 17th time the VIPA International Sales Meeting took place in Herzogenaurach, Germany. About 70 participants, including partners & distributors from more than 50 countries, arrived for the annual sales conference. The main topic this year was – as generally expected - the brand new engineering tool SPEED7 studio, which is soon to be released. At the same time, the latest developments from VIPA were presented to the partners including among others the new Panel PC series from VIPA which can score with full HD resolution, a large number of interfaces and high brilliant display with glass front, but also the new iMC7 controller based on the very successful SLIO CPU. "Our new tool SPEED7 Studio combined with the possibilities offered by the new iMC7 control, does not only offer the possibility to enter entirely new markets, but our clients will also enjoy the easy possibilities of solving complex Drive & Motion applications. Hardware and software are perfectly matched to each other,” Bob Linkenbach, CEO of VIPA GmbH said.
As a tradition, our partners, who have been members of the VIPA family for 10 years, were honored. A special award was given to VIPA Controls America, in the person of Thomas Kosse: He received the coveted award as "Partner of the Year 2014". "For this award you have to work really hard. We evaluate various points. We do not only pay attention to the economic turnover, but what is more, to commitment, development and marketing of the last year,” Andrej Suares, director of international sales, explained the award.
This year, far more than just the sales meeting took place. VIPA GmbH had its 30th company anniversary on April 1st, 2015. With well over 700 guests VIPA GmbH celebrated 30 years of existence, enjoyed together with employees, customers, suppliers and many other guests the time together and celebrated until the early morning hours.