SCHUNK Receives Hermes Award at Hannover Messe

The Hermes Award, one of the world’s most coveted technology prizes for innovation, was awarded to SCHUNK last week, during the opening of the Hannover Messe by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel!

The Hermes Award, one of the world's most coveted technology prizes for innovation,

was awarded to SCHUNK last week, during the opening of the Hannover Messe by the
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel!

Henrik A. Schunk, the Managing Partner of SCHUNK, was there to receive the award
from the German Federal Minister for Education, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.

The prize was awarded for SCHUNK's Co-act Gripper JK1, the world's first intelligent
gripping module for human/robot collaboration.

SCHUNK is a leading supplier for technology equipment of robots and production.
At the Hannover Messe, SCHUNK will present numerous live applications and will show
robot handling in a smart factory.


About SCHUNK
SCHUNK is a German family-owned company and global player in one. More than 2,500 employees in 8 plants and 30 directly owned
subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries throughout the world ensure an intensive market presence.
SCHUNK designs and manufactures an unmatched selection of clamping technology and gripping systems. www.us.schunk.com

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