Engineering the perfect solution: Dr Benedikt Meier to discuss industry challenges

Date 26.04.2016

A senior manager of one of the world’s leading elevator companies will be giving a talk about the challenges engineers are currently facing, which will take place at the University of Northampton later this month.

Dr Benedikt Meier is the Head of Global Project Management Office at ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton since July 2015.

With his background in manufacturing and assembly technology, Dr Meier’s inaugural talk will centre around the pressures involved in engineering and the current challenges in the development of industrial organisations, particularly when comes to delivering on time, on budget and on scope.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG employs more than 50,000 highly skilled professionals and offers innovative and energy-efficient products with a portfolio including passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. The company has signed a strategic partnership with the School of Science and Technology for cooperation in research and innovation.

Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk from the University of Northampton said: “We are delighted to host Dr Meier’s inaugural lecture. In view of the current world-wide interest in the development of safe and cost effective means of vertical transportation in the modern built environment, the issue of meeting targets in engineering design and manufacturing is of paramount importance.

“Our partnership with ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG has been in place since 2012 and involves a broad range of forms of cooperation bridging the gap between innovation and research. This demonstrates ThyssenKrupp’s recognition of the high standards of our research and teaching programme in this area. It has been mutually beneficial and has led to increasing research and innovations on both sides, creating safer and more efficient lift transportation in world class high rise buildings.”

Dr Meier’s lecture will be held on Thursday 28 April 2016 at 4pm at the Newton Grand Hall at the University’s Avenue Campus.