in Vol. 15 - November Issue - Year 2014
ESK Ceramics Now A 3M Company
ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, a 3M company (Kempten site)
About ESK: ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG is a world-leading supplier of advanced ceramic products for industrial applications, and a specialist in the field of nickel dispersion coatings. Our extensive range of materials comprises borides, carbides and nitrides, for example boron carbide, boron nitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride or titanium diboride. ESK’s product portfolio includes 10 specialized, applications-oriented ceramic materials used by customers from over 30 industries, such as the automotive and electronics industries, oil and gas industries, mechanical and plant engineering, metallurgy and fluid handling. In cooperation with customers and international research institutes, we continually develop innovative product solutions and enable novel manufacturing processes in various industries. ESK is committed to cost-optimized manufacturing processes through extensive productivity and knowledge management. With our innovation management, we also ensure efficient production workflows, continually develop new products and thereby open the way to new fields of application. Our extremely high quality and consultancy standards make us the optimum development partner for market-oriented innovations. ESK has an integrated management system. Our quality and environmental management is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, our energy management system to ISO 50001, and surface engineering to ISO 16949. ESK was founded in 1922 and now employs over 700 people at Kempten (Allgäu/South Germany). Its sales in 2013 reached EUR 103 million. About 3M: 3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.
ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG is now for more than one and a half years proudly a 3M company. Since December 2012, we have been working to combine the two organizations' knowledge, culture and processes, and have already created significant synergy-effects to increase relevance for our valued customers.
In order to underline the importance of ESK products and services for 3M and our customers, we are proud to announce that these high-quality products will bear one of the most trusted brands in the future, 3M. Being allowed to bear the 3M brand honours not only the outstanding quality and performance of ESK products in the past, but is also a commitment to consistency and continuous improvement in the future.
The new product names will begin to appear on product literature, product labels, material safety data sheets, etc., in a phased-in manner.
Former ESK product names will be transformed into the 3M brand system as shown in the table.
With the addition of the 3M� Boron Carbide Nozzles 3M further increases the product portfolio and capabilities in the field of metal finishing.