Rittal Corporation hosted President Barack Obama in its booth at the Hannover Fair trade show on April 25. The company is an enclosure manufacturer and specializes in thermal management of electrical, electronic, and IT equipment. The Rittal booth is focused on the theme of "Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions," and featured products and solutions that deliver on the promise of Industry 4.0.

Hannover Fair in Hanover, Germany, is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world with more than 5,000 exhibitors and 250,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. President Obama, accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured the booth with Rittal Chief Executive Officer and Owner Dr. Friedhelm Loh. This marks the first time a sitting U.S. President has attended the event.

“We were honored to host the President and have the opportunity to showcase our newest technology to him,” said Gregg Holst, president of Rittal North America. “Technology innovation certainly is important to America’s ability to remain at the forefront of global manufacturing capabilities. We were excited to share our story with him about how Rittal products make a real contribution to American manufacturing’s competitive advantage.”

Company executives at the show were able to highlight to the President a variety of new products being featured at Hannover Fair, including the company’s new Blue e+ air conditioning units, capable of up to 75% energy savings compared to traditional AC units for enclosure climate control. Also featured during the President’s tour were Rittal’s flagship TS 8 Modular Enclosure, with more than 10 million units in operation around the world.