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We had interesting visitors from the start. Good discussions and were able to make new valuable contacts with Italian plant manufacturers. And not only that, there was finally time and opportunity to engage with our long-standing customers, for example with the company Snamprogetti for future projects.

BOMAFA at the right time in the right place

For us, the IVS was the Italian version of the DIAM. Two trade fair halls filled mainly with Italian suppliers, our Valve-segments only represented by BOMAFA, just right for our needs and above all for our customers.
The excellent organization, the valuable conversations and contacts, but also the beautiful and culturally rich city of Bergamo we liked very much. We will definitely be back in two years to relive the amazing IVS in Bergamo.

How will we proceed? Stay tuned, we'll keep you up to date.
See you soon! A presto!


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On the just ended trip to Asia, our CEO Friedrich Appelberg visited current BOMAFA projects in India, Korea, China and the Philippines to gain an up-to-date and above all personal impression of the most important Asian markets and their potential. This was accompanied by representative and partner visits and, of course, the exchange with the companies of the BOMAFA Group.

Asia: great potential for the valve industry, high demand for quality from BOMAFA
The trip started in India with visits to Hydac India in Bombay, BOMAFA India in Ahmedabad, our representative in New Delhi and a visit to the 800 mega-watt power plant in Kothagudem near Hyderabad. There, our customer BHEL delivered the turbine with our LP-bypass fittings to the customer.
We also went to Korea with customer and representative visits and the impression that there is great, but long-term potential for us despite or perhaps precisely because of the increased competition among power plant builders.

In Manila, Philippines, it was quite technical: visit to our plant builders. We are very curious to see what Friedrich Appelberg will tell us and how things continue here.
Next Stop China visiting BOMAFA China in Shanghai, our BOMAFA office at Flowtec Science in Shenzhen and returning via Hong Kong.

The conclusion: "We are well positioned with our local solutions and high quality service. Because that's what our customers demand. Of course, lower costs and a local or regional BOMAFA service are always welcome. In the end, it's the quality and the tailor-made solution, "says Friedrich Appelberg.

We work on this every day here in Bochum and with our international partners. In the interest of our customers and in the spirit of the location in Bochum! Because openness is a guarantor for securing our location.

BOMAFA, a strong - international team.

The pictures show from left to right:
Pictures from India and Korea. The pictures from India was taken at the Kothagudem power plant near Hyderabad. Those from Korea show our customers and representatives in talks with Friedrich Appelberg.

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BOMAFA sets the tone for the next generation: Start of the mentoring program for our colleague Rana Iskandar

X-Mentoring Rhein-Ruhr for the sixth time with Cross Mentoring, we are there

For us it is a matter of course to promote our employees, because only then will a company like BOMAFA be strong and sustainable. Now we have taken the next step and as a company are participating in this mentoring program for the first time. Our managing director Friedrich Appelberg as mentor and our colleague from accounting Rana Iskandar as mentee.
This cross-company mentoring, which is called cross mentoring, is not only promising, but also enables our company to realize this innovative approach to human resource development. In particular, we want to promote our female junior staff with this program. Rana Iskandar also has a special (success) story to offer.

Integration is an opportunity for companies - female executives first
We still stand for that. Still, because our colleague is a convincing example with us now for over two years. Having learned German in just eight months in 2016, starting an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk through a "random" internship with us, she has always been a valued, integrated and committed employee in our accounting department. She studied economics in Damascus, Syria's capital, and has a penchant for numbers that is rarely found.
"It is a great opportunity for me to get to know my potential and above all to develop it further. Every day, I learn so much that I can bring to my job and work with my colleagues. And now come the valuable advice and discussions with my mentoring Susanne Drüge added, "says Rana Iskandar.
And continues: "It is also important to me that I can give something back for all that I have received from BOMAFA and Mr. Appelberg in support. I know that's not self-evident. Maybe in the future I can pass on my knowledge to new apprentices. "

Mentoring program started with tandem education in 2018
The tandems of mentee and mentor, who now work together for mentoring for one year at the kick-off event last year in Bochum at the end of September, looked for and found each other.

The focus of this collaboration is on the personal support of experienced executives who help young executives to develop their potential effectively. In addition to the professional qualification, this includes access to networks and the support of strengths.

Personality development and corporate development in harmony

"Promoting and supporting our employees strengthens our company, which is really quite simple," adds Friedrich Appelberg, Managing Director of BOMAFA. And continues: "Ms. Iskandar has also convinced me with her story and above all with her commitment. BOMAFA is - even internationally - strong through its products and its experts, ie the employees. Twenty-five percent of them have a migrant background and bring in their diverse potentials every day. We are proud of that. This program expands the personal horizon and promotes personality development. We benefit directly from this! It underlines our concern to be an open company. "

BOMAFA, a strong team here too.
As always, we will keep you updated.

The picture shows Rana Iskandar (right) with her mentor Susanne Drüge, Head of Legal at BOGESTRA AG (left) at the kick-off event in Bochum.
Picture credits: Angelika Thiele, Herne

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BOMAFA quality and punctuality, two of the essential features of our work
The Gadarwara project has been with us for a good while, more than two years. Now, with "Gadarwara unit 2", the next stage of construction in this ambitious and important project in India is on. We have handed over the LP Turbine Bypass station for our Indian customer BHEL to our packaging partner on schedule.

Imposing around 10 tons with a total height of 5.2 m and a seat diameter of 454 mm go on the four to five weeks journey. As always, there is excellent BOMAFA quality in this highly specialized LP Turbine Bypass station, a combined shut-off and control valve. We are a little proud of this technical and logistical achievement.

Thermal power plant with 2 x 800 megawatt is a challenge for all involved
The Gesamp project, the Gadarwara thermal power plant, is a good challenge for our diversion stations with the planned 2 x 800 megawatt. And just for everyone involved.
BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.) is increasingly relying on BOMAFA quality for these highly specialized valves. BHEL manufactures the turbines for the well-known state utility NTPC, which builds the thermal power plant.

How will this continue? Of course we will keep you up to date.

Pictures: From left to right: Handover to our packaging partner, assembly of the internal parts, trim of the shut-off valve with steam strainer and spring cylinder and hydraulic drive, pressure test on the inlet side, let's go.

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