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LICOS Trucktec is Innovation Champion

Double cone friction clutch wins award at the NoAE Innovations Competition 2010



NoAE Innovations Competition 2010

   - Innovations for the automobile industry

   - Over 400 submissions from 23 countries

   - Our company among the 30 prize winners
     (innovation-champion TOP 30) from 6 countries


Munich/Markdorf:  The NoAE Innovations Competition has steadily grown since it was founded in 2007 and continues this trend in 2010.


The project has been announced on the NoAE online platform in 10 different languages. Canada is in 2010 the first official partner country of this industry competition.


Rainer Brüderle, German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, is the sponsor for 2010. His predecessors from 2007-2009 were Michael Glos and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.


During the 6-month application phase, companies, inventers, universities and research institutes from 23 countries worldwide submitted over 420 innovation ideas.

This exceeded the numbers from the “record year” in 2009, when there were 380 submissions from 20 different countries.


Ideas with high customer value

Again this year, new ideas all around the automobile are being sought, especially from companies in “non-automotive” sectors. For this year’s competition, four main topic clusters are given, which are of particular importance for the automobile industry:


    - The Vehicle Interior, a special environment 

    - Communication and IT inside the Vehicle 

    - Eco Innovation - New Approaches in C02-Reduction 

    - Efficient and Flexible Production 


Independent experts examined the submitted ideas for their innovative power and performance. The jury consisted of 30 people in total, of innovations managers, development leaders and experts in various fields, including 12 representatives from major automobile manufacturers.

The 30 best ideas come from 6 countries (Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, USA, Austria and Germany) and will be presented as prize winners (innovation-champions TOP 30) for 2010 on November 24, 2010 at the »Würzburg Automobile Summit 2010«.


WELCOME AT THE IAA 2012, Hall 12/C29

September 20-27, 2012 in Hannover

The 64th International Motorshow IAA 2012 is coming up soon so we are busy with arrangements to make our appearance at this important show successful.

LICOS GOES GREEN - find out about potential fuel saving by using LICOS technology. We do not only offer fascinating ideas but also award winning solutions - see us at the IAA 2012.

Reserve your desired date - we will be happy to welcome you at our booth H12/C29.





Commercial Vehicles - DRIVING THE FUTURE 

64th International Motor Show 


See you at the IAA 2012 at our booth H12/C29

20th - 27th September 2012

Our booth / 19.09.2012/ml

Our booth / 19.09.2012/ml


VDA President Wissmann visits LICOS at the IAA

On his so-called VIP-Tour through the halls of the IAA VDA president Wissmann also stopped by at the LICOS stand. He was especially impressed by the fuel saving caused by our so far delivered water pump clutches which was demonstrated on our fuel saving counter. Status quo to time of his visit was just under 200 million liter Diesel.


In his final IAA report Wissmann mentioned that ancillary components like water pump clutchses or compressors make significant fuel reduction possible, if they are intelligently activated. LICOS delivers approved solutions for both cases.


The fuel saving counter demonstrates the fuel saving enabled by the so far delivered LICOS water pump clutches. 09.10.2012/ml


LICOS Trucktec finalist at the "innovation award of German economy"

LICOS Trucktec's water pump clutch is under the 5 finalists in the category medium-sized businesses

During a gala in March 2013 in Frankfurt the "innovation award of German economy" was awarded in 4 categories (major enterprises, innovative personnel concepts, medium-sized businesses and start-up businesses). Out of 275 applicants 5 finalists were nominated in each category.



LICOS Trucktec belongs now to Concentric AB

Licos Trucktec GmbH has been acquired by Concentric AB, one of the world's leading manufacturers of diesel engine pumps and hydraulic systems with production plants in Germany, Sweden, the UK, USA, China and India. For more information, please see press releases below:

Both Licos and Concentric expressed their satisfaction in having brought negotiations to a successful conclusion. Dr. Andreas Wolf, CEO of Licos, commented: ”Concentric is a global player and joining the group secures our future as well as putting us in a position to carry our innovative products on to the world market.”

Concentric and Licos are already well known to each other, as the two companies previously collaborated on a fuel consumption saving water pump clutch developed in Licos's Markdorf plant and installed on Concentric water pumps. It is anticipated that other engine and hydraulics applications using Concentric’s existing product portfolio will be equipped with clutches coming from Markdorf. This will provide excellent new business opportunities for LICOS as well as for Concentric in the future.


Great feedback at Markdorf's Day of Industry

"Markdorfer Tafel" (non-profit organisation) earns 2.048 € by selling LICOS garden stakes

Autumn sunshine tempted many people to come to Markdorf's Day of Industry on Sunday 13th October, 2013 in the industrial area Riedwiesen. LICOS invited interested visitors to the company's open day.

The team "Lake Constance Sharks" of the robot work group at Markdorf's schools showed "Robot-Soccer". At this years world championship in the Netherlands "Lake Constance Sharks" reached place 4! It is not surprising that they interfere in the world top - when you watch the students you can see and feel how much passion they invest in perfecting their robots and that they really have fun.

We are very happy for the "Markdorfer Tafel": by selling our garden stakes that we designed and lasered from waste sheet metal they earned 2.048 €. We had a real run on the garden stakes and by the end of the day we were nearly sold out. The "Markdorfer Tafel" represented by the couples Wieth, Schempp and Jürgensmeyer took this opportunity to inform about the work and the necessity of the "Tafel".

All in all it was a successful event. 17.10.2013 / ml


Headquartered in Markdorf, Germany, LICOS has been supplying the US market since 2004 and is a recognized partner of the international truck industry.

Dr. Andreas Wolf, CEO; Wolfgang Wend, Head of Sales NAFTA
Region; Sybille Strunk & Franz Biegert, Liaison Manager

The GACC South Blog

Providing insight into the German-American business community.

Posted by: Sybille Strunk | May 7, 2010


LICOS Trucktec GmbH at the MidAmerican Trucking Show in USA

During the first quarter of 2010 LICOS Trucktec GmbH again is participating at the important truck related MidAmerican Trucking Show in USA. The actual topic is: Reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions using switched ancillary aggregates.

We would be pleased to welcome you to our booth # 17060

2010-02/Kurt Peter


GACC South visits LICOS TRUCKTEC at the WasteExpo 2010

Last Tuesday, we attended the WasteExpo 2010 at the GA World Congress Center. The WasteExpo is North America's largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow. Every year, the WasteExpo attracts companies from the public and private sectors, including both manufacturers and suppliers in the waste management industry. Not only did we see huge waste management trucks and Caterpillars, we also saw smaller components such as LICOS TRUCKTEC LLC's electromagnetic fan clutches. LICOS TRUCKTEC is one of the newest additions to our business representation family.

Electromagnetic Fan Clutch


LICOS Trucktec at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover

For LTT this years IAA Commercial Vehicles was a great success. Especially the cooperation with BorgWarner in different markets was a new highlight for many visitors.