Hidden Champions – The Yamaichi-Podcast

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There are 1,500 of them alone in Germany. Together they generate an annual turnover of 150 billion euro. And they are very important for the economy. There is talk of the so called hidden champions. Not only the world economy is centered around them, but also a new podcast “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”.

“Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast” tells success stories about companies and fascinating personalities. These companies and personalities are often undiscovered but they push the German economic miracle 2.0.

Marriage for everyone - including a smartphone and his eccentric groom. Aaron Chervenak has officially married his iPhone in Las Vegas. With this "addiction" he is not alone, about 176 million people worldwide are mobile addicts. These addicts will soon have a new problem. The punitive tariffs that President Trump has imposed on Europe and China are making their beloved smartphones more expensive. This can not only lead to increased computer crime among mobile phone users, but also become an existential threat to small and medium-sized enterprises. But of course digitization also brings huge opportunities, which you'll find out in the summer special of "Hidden Champions - The Yamaichi Podcast."

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Florian Schwarz and Helge Puhlmann in front of the main entrance of Yamaichi Electronics in Munich

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the Summer-Special podcast recording

400 kilometers. That's the distance between Berlin and Unna. Or between Munich and Bologna. Or from the International Space Station ISS to Earth. From here tweets for the second time the German astronaut Alexander Gerst as @Astro_Alex. The fact that this is so easily possible, is also due to a company from the small, Swabian Backnang: Tesat Spacecom. This is where technology emerges, without which communication from space would hardly be possible and which connects the billions of people in the world. What exactly is behind it and why data on satellites without Tesat Spacecom would be rather useless, reveals the new episode of "Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi podcast".

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The smallest laser communication terminal and the largest in the Tesat portfolio.
Dr. Herwig Zech, Florian Schwarz in front of historical and current components from TESAT.
Dr. Herwig Zech, Florian Schwarz on daring mission on the 2nd floor.
Dr. Herwig Zech, Florian Schwarz in the foyer at TESAT in Backnang

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at TESAT - Spacecom in Backnang (BaWü)

September 2017 -  Robots that clean, mow the lawn and take on complex filigree work - that's no longer a dream today. Using sophisticated technologies and artificial intelligence, they can do many tasks that simply annoy people or that we ourselves can not do better. But there are many hours of work behind the robotic skills, progress and regressive steps, and above all, innovative minds. Some of them are located in the small village of Schönaich in Baden-Württemberg. How could they revolve around the entire car wash industry, who is a so-called "Cobot" and what a true classic musician has to do with it? This reveals the new episode of "Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi podcast".

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The Synapticon Headquarter
Florian Schwarz and Nikolai Ensslen (President, CEO & Founder)
Florian Schwarz, Nikolai Ensslen and Robot

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the Synapticon GmbH in Schönaich (BaWü)


Earthrounder, adventurer and sports professional - the e-bike is an all-round talent. There has been a veritable e-bike boom in recent years. The number of bikes sold in 2017 alone was as high as e-cars could only dream of. The bike technology comes from a small village in Upper Bavaria. Hidden champion TQ Systems is working on the drives that move the world. In the 8th episode of "Hidden Champions – The Yamaichi Podcast" we invite you to TQ Systems. We will reveal the special features of the TQ technology and the importance of a true Olympic medalist.

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TQ Systems E-Bike
Toni Roßberger and Peter Schlickenrieder with an E-Bike Motor
Florian Schwarz on an E-Bike Ride
Florian Schwarz, Toni Roßberger and Peter Schlickenrieder

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at he TQ Systems Headquarter in Seefeld

Alternative facts, hacked accounts and fake news - words that are now inextricably linked to the Internet and digitization. No question that politics, entrepreneurs and experts meet regularly to promote the issue of security. But microelectronics is also heavily involved in this - most recently on the "Embedded World". At the trade fair for embedded technologies, we met the security specialist and leading manufacturer of data and security programming solutions, Data I/O. In the 8th episode of "Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi podcast", you will learn why Data I/O is a world champion, how the company "insures" the world from Bavaria and what the bosses of Facebook & Co. are worried about.

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The Data I/O Booth
Florian Schwarz, Helmut Pflaum - CEO Data I/O Germany, Anthony Ambrose - President and CEO
Thomas Rein - Division Manager Test Solutions at Yamaichi and Florian Schwarz at the Yamaichi Booth

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at Data I/O at embedded world 2018.

 

 

WOW was the motto of CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Giant televisions, bizarre gadgets and exotic electric cars shaped the picture of the world's most important digital trade fair and lived up to the slogan. But, with some distance, the question arises: Does CES justify the hype that is being done about it? We have Gary Shapiro, the head of CES, and other key innovators of the show once more to speak. What was really WOW and what more a show - you can hear that and more in the sixth episode of "Hidden Champions - The Yamaichi Podcast".

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Gary Shapiro at the opening speech
Helge Puhlmann is amazed by the innovative retrofit e-bike
The booth of Berlin-Brandenburg
Helge Puhlmann looks at the quantum computer

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the CES Las Vegas.

 

 

The CES in Las Vegas is a show of superlatives in a city of superlatives! Innovations that will change our future, more than 170,000 visitors and 3,900 exhibitors from over 150 countries. As the world's premier digital flagship, CES is the place where people from all corners of the globe meet to see what's in store for Smart Cities, Automotive and Artificial Intelligence. And we take you there. In the fifth episode of "Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi podcast", you'll learn why Venice, of all things, has a close connection to Las Vegas, for which a German company receives a CES Innovation Award and what the highlights of CES are.

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Helge Puhlmann in front of the Technology Timeline
Helge Puhlmann makes a photo of the original Robert Bosch lathe
From left: Helge Puhlmann, two business partners, Patrick Hammele
Helge Puhlmann at the BOSCH booth

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the CES Las Vegas.

The first generation earns the money, the second manages the fortune, the third studies art history and the fourth degenerates completely. At least that's what the Prussian-German statesman Otto Fürst von Bismarck felt in the 19th century. And anyone looking at so many family businesses today sees some parallels to Bismarck's view. But there are also companies that do things differently. A particularly successful example is the Schweiger Group from the Bavarian Sauerlach. At SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, father and son talk about why failure in family businesses is fatal, where the secrets of success of the electronics industry are and what adoption has to do with it. You can hear this and more in the fourth episode of "Hidden Champions - The Yamaichi Podcast".".

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From left: Florian Schwarz, Albert Schweiger, Dr. Christoph Schweiger
From left: Florian Schwarz, Albert Schweiger, Dr. Christoph Schweiger
From left: Florian Schwarz and Helge Puhlmann

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the Schweiger booth.

Almost every household in Germany has to do with a company that hardly anyone knows. Vacuum cleaner, washing machine or kitchen appliances, the company Noffz from Tönisvorst in NRW is in all home appliances. Leading in the field of innovative tester solutions, Noffz is not only on the road in terms of "white goods", but plays a key role with Yamaichi on autonomous driving. What exactly is behind it in the third episode of "Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi podcast".

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From left: Markus Solbach, Florian Schwarz at the NOFFZ stand
From left: Markus Solbach, Florian Schwarz
From left: Markus Solbach, Florian Schwarz

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the booth of NOFFZ at the Productronica in Munich.

 

 

Incredible success stories – not just from a famous garage in the US or a stylish startup in Silicon Valley. Unbelievable success stories also start in Germany, for example in a small terraced house in Neubiberg. What began in the 1970s with a private invention of the brothers Lothar and Stephan Lauterbach, has today become a true world leader in the electronics industry. Why no smartphone can do without the technology of Lauterbach and why the world market leader from the terraced house is a real hidden champion? Find out now – in the second episode of our podcast.

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From left: Florian Schwarz, Norbert Weiß and Stephan Lauterbach in the foyer of the company Lauterbach in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn
From left: Florian Schwarz, Norbert Weiß and Stephan Lauterbach
From left: Stephan Lauterbach, Norbert Weiß and Florian Schwarz

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions of the foyer of the company Lauterbach in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2017 -  In the first episode we look behind the scenes of the largest Automotive trade fair in the world, the IAA in Frankfurt. Learn about surprising innovations, for instance the Volocopter. Dr. Joachim Damasky, Managing Director for Technology and Environment of the German Automobile Association (VDA), tells interesting details about autonomous driving. And he discusses about the future of mobility with Helge Puhlmann, European President of Yamaichi Electronics.

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The Synapticon Headquarter
Florian Schwarz and Nikolai Ensslen (President, CEO & Founder)
Florian Schwarz, Nikolai Ensslen and Robot

 

You can also experience visually all episodes of “Hidden Champions - the Yamaichi Podcast”. Here are some impressions from the podcast recording at the Synapticon GmbH in Schönaich (BaWü)

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