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NEUMAN & Esser Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Werkstr. w/o no.
52531 Übach-Palenberg

Tel.:      +49 (0) 2451 – 48101
Fax:      +49 (0) 02451 – 481100

Managing Partners:
Alexander W. Peters
Stefanie Peters

Register Entry:
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Register Court: District Court Aachen
Register number: HRB 9573

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The content on our pages is created with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any guarantee or liability for the content’s correctness, completeness and topicality.

As a service provider we are responsible for our own content published on this website according to Section 7 Para 1 TMG in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 TMG we, as a service provider, are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third party information or to search for circumstances which point to illegal activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in terms of general laws remain unaffected hereof. A relevant liability is, however, only possible from the moment we become aware of an actual infringement. We will immediately remove such content once we become aware of corresponding infringements.

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Our offer includes links to external third-party websites which are outside our sphere of influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any guarantee for such third-party content. The relevant provider or operator of the linked pages is always responsible for the content. The linked pages are checked for possible legal infringements at the time the link was created. No illegal content was recognizable at the time the link was created. A permanent control of the content of the linked pages is, however, unreasonable without concrete indications of an infringement. As soon as infringements become known, we shall immediately remove such links.


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Responsible for content pursuant to section 55 paragraph 2 RStV
Martin Grolms

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External Data Protection Manager according to the Federal Data Protection Act:

Stefan Kleinermann


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Data protection

Privacy Policy NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP – Your data is safe with us

Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your privacy and personal sphere. The protection and lawful collection, processing and use of your personal data is therefore an important matter for us. In order to ensure that you feel secure when you visit our websites, we strictly observe the legal provisions when processing your personal data and would like to inform you here about our collection and use of your data.

Scope and purpose of the data processing

1. Anonymous data collection

You can visit our site without providing any information about your person. We only store so-called “server log files”, i.e. access data without any reference to a specific person such as the name of your Internet provider, the Internet browser you use, the page from which you visit us, the date and time of your access or the name of the requested file. This data is evaluated exclusively in order to improve our offers and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about your person.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not enable any conclusions to be drawn about a particular person. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes so that we can optimise our internet site and our offers. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the “server log files” is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. The data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

If you wish to make use of a service provided by our company via our website, it cannot be ruled out that the processing of personal data is required. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will obtain the consent of the data subject for this purpose. This will be evident in appropriate locations. This may be necessary if you register on our website, request our newsletter or if you contact us through our contact form. The legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain your consent for processing purposes is based on Art. 6 I (a) of the GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract (e.g. for the delivery of goods or the provision of such services or for enquiries about our products and services), the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 I (b) of the GDPR.

We store and use the personal data transmitted by you, such as the name, firm, address, E-mail and telephone, for the purposes of individual communication with you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the “Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) new”. Please note that in general, no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted when an E-mail is sent is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. If the objective of the E-mail contact is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

3. Cookies

Among other things, our website uses so-called “cookies”, which serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure overall – for example when it comes to accelerating the navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and general navigation, for example. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. We would like to point out that some of these cookies – which are usually so-called “session cookies” – are transferred from our server to your computer system. “Session cookies” are characterised by the fact that they are automatically deleted again from your hard disk at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system on your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You can of course reject cookies at any time, provided that your browser permits this. However, we would like to point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all of the functions of our website in full. When you visit our website, you will be informed about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context will be obtained. Within this context there is also a reference to our Privacy Policy. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using the technically required cookies is Art. 6, para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes – provided that your consent has been submitted – is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

4. Use of plugins

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred as a rule to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States.

We use Google Analytics on our website with an IP anonymisation function. In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area Agreement and therefore made anonymous.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, compile reports on website activities for us and provide further services related to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.

According to its own information, Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of our site.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most popular browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about your visit to the website will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services that we may use. For more information about the deactivation option provided by Google and how to enable this option, please visit the following link:

We use the web analysis service Matomo on our website. Matomo uses cookies for this analysis. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer and enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there. Your IP address will be immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous for us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of our site.

If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data about your visit, you can object to its storage and use at any time by clicking on it below. A so-called opt-out cookie will then be stored in your browser, which means that Matomo no longer collects any data about your visit whatsoever. Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may also result in Matomo’s opt-out cookie being deleted, which you may have to activate again.

We use a so-called “Content Delivery Network” (CDN), offered by Fritz Managed IT GmbH, Oedenberger Str. 155, 90491 Nuremberg, Germany. A CDN is a service that delivers faster content from our online offer, especially large videos, regionally distributed and internet-connected servers. The processing of the data of the users takes place solely on the aforementioned purposes and the maintenance of the security and functionality of the CDN.

Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Fritz Managed IT GmbH:

It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are incorporated into our web pages. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users. The reason for this is that without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the user concerned. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on this if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this, we inform the users about this.

5. Affected rights

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to free information about your stored data. You also have the right to receive details of information for processing purposes, categories of the personal data which is being processed, recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed (particularly in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations), if possible the planned storage period of the personal data, a right to rectification, restriction (blocking) or deletion of this data, as well as the origin of the data. You also have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority. In addition, you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent will not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

6. Transferability of data

You have the right to receive the personal data which comes directly from you. Upon your explicit request, we will make this data available in a machine-readable and structured format. For this, proof of your identity is required.

7. Data security

Your personal data is transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form using TLS. We secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or the distribution of your data by unauthorised individuals. Access to your customer account is only possible after you have entered your personal password. You should always keep your access information confidential and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us – especially if you use a public computer or share the computer with others.

8. Deletion and Restriction (Blocking) of Personal Data

Your personal data will be deleted and restricted (blocked) after the purpose for which it is collected no longer applies, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract, taking into account retention periods based on laws and/or tax regulations.

9. Contact option

On our website we offer you the option of contacting us by E-mail and/or by means of a contact form. In this case, the details you provide will be stored for the purposes of processing your contact details. Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data within the scope of the dispatch process and reference made to this Privacy Policy. Alternatively, you can contact us via the E-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user which is transmitted by E-mail will be stored. There is no disclosure to third parties. There is also no comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site.

10. Further information and contacts / Party responsible

If you have any further questions on the topic of data protection, please contact us. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the information, correction, restriction (blocking) or erasure of data or the cancellation of consent that you have issued, please contact us:

NEUMAN & ESSER Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

Anton Schmidt

Werkstraße o. Nr.

52531 Übach-Palenberg, Germany

Telefon: +49 (0) 2451 / 481 – 187


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NEA eNEWS Issue 34


A Passion for new Paths

The foundation of the fourth business unit and the metamorphosis connected with this have introduced a positive spirit within the NEA GROUP. Ideas can be directly discussed with a “data architect”, optimized and then implemented. This approach develops tremendous momentum and stimulates imagination as, practically speaking, it makes implementation considerably more efficient and pragmatic. That both motivates and bonds teams. Above all, it sheds positive light on several topics, for example aspects of the subject of Industry 4.0 or digital administration processes, within which everybody enjoys their roles. As long as each employee is involved transparently, s/he will sense being part of the team and become involved. This is valid equally for internal company projects and, in the meantime, for numerous projects with external NEA X customers.

The same is true for the many internal training courses and schooling implemented since the start of the year. The target is always: exchange of experience and thoughts at eye-level and the definition of NEA Best Practice before everyone returns to their work. Everybody uses their knowledge, resulting in improvements, innovations and sometimes also new solutions for our customers, from which we are happy to present respectively one for each business unit in this issue.

The people are the decisive factor – a clear head, passion and commitment. When it boils down to it, each person can only provide a top performance if the surroundings and the task are fitting and they can fulfil themselves in their vocation. Several careers have also been made at NEUMAN & ESSER with the necessary flexibility, the right self-assertion and, above all, with enthusiasm!

Read for yourself and let yourself be enthralled!

Stefanie Peters und Alexander Peters
Managing Partners

Asset Performance

The Technological Transition at NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP

Growing competitive pressure and increasing digitalization confront many system operators with serious challenges. They have to take optimum decisions incorporating a high degree of complexity with faster and faster access to a multitude of information and linked processes.

Moreover, diametrically opposed to decreasing capacities to monitor and service them, higher requirements pertaining to the availability of critical machine systems exist. The result: operators see themselves confronted with unplanned machine failure, leading to significant costs and therefore consequentially to loss of yield. In this area of tension, enhanced approaches to service offers by OEMs are fundamental.

NEA X’ starting point is here. The digitalization experts design the technological transition of the NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP and customers with intelligent solutions. From requirements analysis via implementation up to supporting operations, the company creates the connection between the classical art of engineering and the digital service future.

»NEA X creates the connection between the classical art of engineering and the digital service future. «

One focal point here is Asset Performance Management, supporting customers with a view to the best possible utilization of their machines during operations and maintenance.

For this, a detailed understanding of products and processes is vital. The advantage of NEA X: as part of the NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP, it can rely on knowledge for solving solutions which only an OEM can claim in its own right, thus finding means to increase system benefits and output faster. Together with the sister companies in the new machine business, the service and customers, NEA X is able to accompany machines throughout their entire life cycle and to improve customer decisions.

»Monitoring, Analytics, Diagnosis and Action«

The core of the use of this expertise is a needs-oriented platform according to the MADA principle: Monitoring, Analytics, Diagnosis, Action. The data gathered are monitored, analyzed and enable action recommendations almost in real time. This platform offers NEA customers tangible value-added for four application fields:

Condition Management
More than servicing. The NEA X platform offers the customer access to data and analysis options, making maintenance measures and the scope of maintenance faster and precise. Stoppages can therefore be better planned and cost-efficient. Uninterrupted status management is guaranteed together with NEAC Compressor Service, the NEA GROUP service provider for reciprocating compressors.

Process Insights
More than status management. The analysis of running systems reveals potential performance reserves at the customers’ and helps to control utilization. Thus, adapted production parameters increase their profitability.

Quality Control
More than process knowledge. Monitoring in the manufacturing process allows proactive quality and productivity control and therefore permits customers to secure standards and reduce scrap rates. With NEA Mahl- und Sichtsysteme, an early warning system is currently being established jointly with a leading customer in the field of powder coatings – not only for the mill, but for the entire manufacturing process from mixing to packaging.

Scheduling Algorithms
More than fine planning. With networking solutions in manufacturing, efficiency, flexibility and reliability are increased in the core of the value-added. NEA X optimizes the planning of complex process sequences.

The solutions from NEA X increase production safety, maximize the availability of complete systems and make maintenance measures plannable. They all serve one target: securing the customers’ profitability.

BOG Compressor Systems

Cleverly Designed Concept for Zero Emission

The second substantial business segment for NEUMAN & ESSER directly following refinery processes is offshore applications. The references for this segment are equally numerous and international. This includes vapor recovery on drilling rigs in the Gulfs of Thailand and Arabia, seal gas pressure for turbo compressors on the deck of the floating natural gas platform (FLNG) PRELUDE in Australia or flash gas compression for increasing pressure during natural gas production on a platform in Indonesia. The fact that LNG has long since gained momentum at NEUMAN & ESSER is also proven by the NEA send-out compressor on the FSRU system for the reconstructed LNG tanker EXPLORER, anchored in Dubai.

Depending on the onshore and offshore application, NEUMAN & ESSER has three compressor types for LNG in its portfolio: the BOG compressor, the send-out compressor and the fuel gas compressor (details are available under:

Currently, the NEUMAN & ESSER cryogenic BOG compressors are enjoying great popularity in Russia. In addition to the delivery of the gastight type 2TZS25-GT, another type 2TEV1-GT machine has already been running to the operator’s utmost satisfaction for one year. A further large BOG compressor system will still be installed this year at an LNG terminal. The three-stage construction size 300 compressor for this system has the task of compressing the liquid natural gas received through the pipelines and heated to boil-off gas via environmental influences. The average inlet temperature is -140°C.

The system design foresees that the powertrain including the compressor is placed on a foundation whilst the containers and oil system are respectively skid mounted. The instrument rack with panels is also placed on its own footing. The local end user has ordered two BOG compressor systems directly, in order to ensure 100% operation. One of them is redundant and will remain in “hot standby” mode. This makes preheating the oil or cooling water unnecessary for starting up.

»That not only saves pressure - but primarily also quantity loss - a clever concept!«

The technical specifications of these BOG compressors include continuous flow control and a gastight crankcase in NEA design. The scope entails the use of crankshaft mechanical seals as well as a connection from the crankcase to the suction side. This prevents natural gas from escaping into the atmosphere. Temperature controls for the 1st stage optimize flow of process gas through the air cooler. “That not only saves pressure – but primarily also quantity loss – a clever concept!“ as Dirk Walenta, NEA Deutschland Project Manager says. Nonetheless, the cooler is already required after the 1st stage if the compressor is expected to startup again after a planned shutdown with the heated gas. After the 3rd stage cooler, the natural gas is fed to the grid.

“If the maximum gas tightness in the compression chambers is required, we use our contact ring design for LNG”, according to Guido Harsch, Area Sales Manager. Its advantages are fewer leakages and lower power consumption. “Alternatively, we offer contactless sealing piston rings and a packing system with an additional piston rod guided via slide bearings. As always – our customer can choose!“


STASSKOL, the tech hub and manufacturer for sealing elements and material compounds, recently created the CNGS – the new gastight piston rod packing “Compressed Natural Gas Solution” for CNG compressors used at gas stations. It was developed according to a specific customer requirement and successfully tested on a single stage CNG compressor at 1,800 RPM. Although the test compressor was neither equipped with a gastight crankcase nor with a distance piece, only the slightest leakages could be detected during the intermittent operation mode. “Whilst leaks to the extent of a few standard cubic meters per hour would have been expected when using standard piston rod seals, the new packing only leaked a few liters per hour.”, as Dr. Georg Flade, Head of the Central Division of Technology, is glad to state.


The BOSS oil wiper system has also been included in the piston rod packing on the test machine; however, the test run success is largely attributed to the new construction principle for the packing. This high gas tightness is not caused by the gapped sealing ring pairs, used as a standard by STASSKOL in packings, but by highly elastic sealing lips, consisting of the special PTFE compound SK301, which was developed and manufactured at the in-house Material Center. The SK301 combines excellent tribological properties and high elasticity. Comprehensive internal tension tests ensure provision of the required elasticity. In order to work against wear, the sealing lips were developed constructively resistant to deformation.


With the CNGS, STASSKOL has placed an exceptional gastight packing on the market, which effects highly efficient compression because of minimum leakages, i.e. more standard cubic meters’ methane yield per kW of gas fed. “Our customer is impressed with the behavior of the CNGS during regular operation”, as Managing Director Thomas Borchardt is glad to report. Design-dependent, CNG compressor manufacturers can manage without having a distance piece impinged with gas flushing and nonetheless run a gastight process with an end pressure of up to 300 bar. Super gastight – super savings – super compact! That is the new CNGS. Moreover, do not forget: easy to convert for reciprocating compressors on-site.

Revolutionized Output

NEA by GKM and Niverplast

Viewed in retrospect, we have enjoyed a genuine powder coatings boom during the past few years. More and more areas of use are opened up today by high-performance powder coatings. Accordingly, the powder coatings industry demonstrates very strong global growth, enabling the introduction of a large number of new production lines to the market.

To-date, more than 600 NEA ICM grinding systems have been installed worldwide for manufacturing powder coatings. The requirements of new systems, but also of existing systems, must dynamically adapt to market conditions. In particular, the sharply increased raw materials prices and the immense competition within the market exert high cost pressure on the manufacturers worldwide. These demanding requirements of production equipment certainly denote one of the major reasons for the successful market penetration of the highly efficient NEA ICM grinding systems. Thus, in the meantime NEUMAN & ESSER Mahl- und Sichtsysteme achieved to considerably expand its world market leader status and to successfully commission systems from the Arctic Circle down to Oceania.

NEUMAN & ESSER Systems are successfully operating from the Arctic Circle to Oceania

The filling station

Moreover, operators see themselves confronted with a further challenge: maximum system capacity utilization within the context of manpower shortage. NEUMAN & ESSER applies a revolutionary concept here. Analysis showed that filling the finished powder, particularly into smaller containers such as 20 and 25 kg boxes, is a limiting factor for the throughputs of larger grinding systems can achieve. NEUMAN & ESSER in close collaboration with NIVERPLAST BV, the Dutch filling and packaging machines manufacturer, seized this opportunity to develop a filling station specially attuned to the requirements of the powder coatings industry. With automatic filling, throughputs of up to 2,000 kg/h, corresponding to 100 x 20 kg boxes can be achieved with highly precise filling and therefore more than twice the capacity of manual filling.

The box rolls into the filling area over a conveyor belt, is lifted there electrically and accurately filled to the desired weight via a special filling mechanism with weighing cells. It is novel that the dosing device and its filling tube at no point in time come into contact with the end product, thus avoiding the cross-contamination feared within the market. Moreover, an extraction system hinders undesired dust development in the working area, and that with a maximum product yield. After the desired weight has been reached, the box is deposited and a new box fed. Additional components for the completion of a fully automatic station such as box erectors, mechanical bag cappers and labelers, can also be offered by NEUMAN & ESSER and be integrated seamlessly.

The ultrasonic screen

The essential two-motor ultrasonic screen belonging to the complete system is manufactured by GKM Siebtechnik GmbH. Here, too, NEUMAN & ESSER utilized its many years’ experience with powder coatings. A low construction size, high throughput, easy cleaning and smooth surfaces interplay with an optimized sieve ultrasound system and offer a highly efficient and compact solution, also for existing grinding systems from all manufacturers, in symbiosis with the filling station.

Static load surveillance

Development also focused on work safety for this system. As powder coatings are a probable explosive material, a system introduced by NEA monitors the static loading of the components in order to hinder sources of ignition, providing an important contribution in the area of employee safety here.

The controller

The control and monitoring of all these described components takes place centrally via the overall grinding system controller. This not only enables the minimization of the number of controllers required, but also enables the evaluation and visualization of all system-relevant data.

Industry 4.0 hands-on

This provides an important step towards connection to a revolutionary Industry 4.0 solution, which will be introduced by NEA on Sept. 26 and 27, 2018 on the occasion of the event days “NEA INNOVATION DAY” and “POWDER COATINGS COMPACT” at its Übach-Palenberg headquarters.

Honor to whom Honor is due

Thanks to more than 5 years’ successful collaboration with NEA Mahl- und Sichtsysteme, the DuluxGroup appointed the company as “Powder coatings supplier of the year 2017” within the Powder Coatings Division. On Nov. 14th, 2017, Managing Director Manfred Salgert proudly accepted the accolade in Melbourne, Australia. Not only the installations of the NEA ICM 60 systems and both ICM 19 impact classifier mills, which lead to significantly higher yields with simultaneous lower process times in Auckland, New Zealand were acknowledged. Also, the supply of new system components and excellent technical support by NEA expert staff in Germany and on-site in Melbourne was widely recognized both in written and spoken form. Good support knows no distances and all of this has helped the DuluxGroup to further extend its position for powder coatings.

New Website

The NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP can now be seen on the Internet with its brand new corporate design. The target of the new Web presence is to depict the NEA GROUP with its four business units: Compressors including Services, Process, Sealings and Digitals. This reinforces the clarity of the abundance of know-how with subject-specific focus. And even more: in the chapter “Industry Sectors”, the market segments can be seen in which the business divisions complement each other.

User-friendliness to reach the target with a few clicks was taken into account specially. Thus, the new website offers various navigation options such as mega navigation, which additionally highlights current news, the footer area, strong internal linking and the extended breadcrumb path. Moreover, the website always presents the user the desired contact person, depending on the respective country and product.

If you’re looking for good entertainment, you can find numerous videos with deep insights into the NEA manufacture as well as further features. However, the filter option on the homepage after Products, News, References and Videos for the business division selected is a special highlight. Thus, an individualized page arises for the user, matching his interests or requirements regarding the depth of information. Why not just come and visit us? The web address remains:

New Boring & Milling Centers

Machine Park and Infrastructure Investments at the Headquarters

The boring and milling machine from Scharmann Ecocut, dating back to 1992, is outdated. Therefore, the target was not only to replace it in a similar scale, but with a machine which also enables the processing of large cylinders, distance pieces, crossheads and connecting rods. Although the Ecocut has been running perfectly for more than 25 years, it has become difficult to procure spare parts for the control unit and tool magazine sustainably.

When comparing potential followers, it became apparent that the current manufacturing machine generation demands a considerably higher construction volume, which is not in accordance with the low hall height in the central aisle in the production. Moreover, in the mid-term the vertical lathe VCE 2000/180, which is already now at the limit of the crane runway height, will have to be replaced as well.

Not without hall extension
Therefore, the decision was taken to erect a new manufacturing hall which can accommodate both new work centers with a crane hook height of 7.8 m. The new 650 m2 hall adjoins the north side of the existing hall with the portal milling machine Droop & Rein. The washing area and transformer house had to be moved to provide space for the extension. The washing area will be roofed with an insulated lightweight building construction. The new transformer house with new transformers has sufficient reserve capacity for the modernization of the compressor test bed and the extension of the NEA Mahl- und Sichtsysteme Test Center. The network connection and WLAN illumination for supporting the production digitalization offensive is planned naturally. Moreover, due to the new construction in the existing halls, space is provided for material stations, which can be needed for the flexibilization and decoupling of the manufacturing processes.

A clever boring and milling center
After intense comparison of five suppliers, the boring and milling machine KC150 DT from the company UNION in Chemnitz was selected. The machine can process components which are 25% larger and heavier than its predecessor could. A special feature of this machine is both of its processing tables, which can also be coupled. That not only allows the processing of large cylinders and distance pieces, but also of medium-sized crankcases. The equipping and processing times for the double table version for machining connecting rods, crossheads, distance pieces and cylinders significantly outperforms machines with pallet changers. The machine is equipped with a robot-operated tool arena, which also changes the heaviest tools reliably. The excellent support from UNION during the offer and project implementation phase deserves a special mention.

A faster vertical lathe
Currently, budget offers for the replacement of the vertical lathe have been received from five suppliers, the decision will probably be taken at the end of the year. Here, too, an output increase of some 25% vis-à-vis the previous machine is planned. In order to save costs and minimize installation expenses, the bottom plate for the new hall will already be prepared to provide a base for the new work center.

Simon Prell and his mechanical manufacturing team already really look forward to the new options.

Training On The Road

Save the Date

Road Map

Learn from the worldwide largest recip OEM service specialist in your country. Benefit from our more than 25 years of experience and from the latest technical know-how:
■ four specialist lectures free of charge
■ from 9.30 h until 15.30 h
■ limited number of participants
■ free of charge


■ Lake Charles, USA – 16 Jan 2018
■ Shreveport, USA – 30 Jan 2018
■ Houston, USA – 13 Feb 2018
■ Guangzhou, CHN – 17+18 May 2018
■ Karachi, PAK – 5+6 Sept 2018
■ Holhot, CHN – 20+21 Sept 2018
■ Shanghai, CHN – 8 Oct 2018
■ Budapest, HUN – 7 Nov 2018
■ Hamburg, GER – 20 Nov 2018

Customer Days

NEA Grinding & Classifying Systems


25 September 2018 • Aachen


26 September 2018 • Übach-Palenberg

The 360° powder and process symposium including guest lectures and presentations about new developments:
• The new generation of finest grinding and classifying technology
• Simultaneous milling and drying with an Impact Classifier Mill
• Industry 4.0 in Powder Process Applications


27 September 2018 • Übach-Palenberg
Powder coatings exhibition of well-known system manufacturers, lectures, and product demonstrations:

• Powder Handling revolutionizing throughputs
• NEA Additive Dosing and Dispersing Unit
• Revamping and Modernization with wear-resistant materials
• PSR11 in practice
• Powder Coatings 4.0

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3. International LNG Summit, Hamburg

NEA Deutschland used the international LNG conference in the Hanseatic City from April 24 to 26 to present its product portfolio associated with the carrier liquid natural gas. The visitors were not only impressed by the range of the portfolio, which incorporates boil-off gas, send-out and fuel gas compressors, but also by the modular concept of the entire system, offering space advantages onshore and offshore.

Fuel Cell Expo, Tokyo

HOFER presented itself with a new look at the three-day Expo for hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Tokyo at the end of February. Although this platform has become a “home game” for HOFER in the meantime, Sales Manager Oliver Spanner knows time-in, time-out to win the customers for a technical exchange regarding high-pressure applications. HOFER can offer the hydraulic TKH compressor, which compresses hydrogen up to 1,000 bar for filling fuel cell cars, the energy carrier of the future. “Our exhibit for this always impresses!” according to Oliver Spanner’s opinion.

Downstream Russia, Omsk

In February, NEUMAN & ESSER Rus participated in the 4th Downstream Russia 2018 in Omsk, Russia. A trade fair which focused on the construction and modernization of systems in refineries, petrochemicals and for gas processing. In addition to renowned companies rom the oil & gas industries, NEA Rus was one of this platform’s sponsors and was therefore one of the companies entitled to make a presentation to a large auditorium. The experience and various options when revamping and modernizing an existing compressor system enjoyed such enormous interest that lively, heated discussions took place afterwards.

Knowledge Pilots

The one-week training course in February this year was equally informative and exciting for the nominated knowledge pilots Christian Mandelartz, Christian Michels and Simon Prell. As a pilot project, it follows the target of preparing the NEA colleagues for their new roles pertaining to knowledge transfer, with various key subjects, by May next year. The consultancy company’s jargon for this is “ac consult”: “The concept is a sequence of tasks with which the knowledge pilot introduces, systemizes and anchors knowledge transfer in his corporate culture step-by-step”.

Christian Mandelartz was impressed after the first week’s training: ”The skills were communicated as to how we create an overview of the existing empirical knowledge in the company and organize passing knowledge on between NEA employees“. For NEUMAN & ESSER, knowledge is a highly precious asset; because recording it and passing it on not only creates process transparency, but also promotes exchange between the departments.

With CAD to SAP

25 CAD users from all the German NEA locations met for a three-day training on Nov. 14 last year. Phase 1 emphasized the application of the user interface SAP-ECTR from the new document management system SAP-DVS and the CAD version update, because the stated target was to replace the document administration from the existing system with SAP in the future. The “go live” for this was already at the beginning of Dec. “A positive side-effect of the integration is that SAP users can now also directly access the CAD document via the material. There are no system interruptions any longer here“, as Frank Ohler, CAD expert from the Übach-Palenberg headquarters was happy to report, “even including 3D views“, as he continued. Currently, the colleagues are fine-tuning the integration of the data from the internal design program KO³ Autodesign to SAP, which will explicitly support the processes. Further largescale training is planned for the project managers this year. Then, the order of the day will be to no longer store the order documents in the file system, but directly in SAP.

Startups meet Grownups

NEUMAN & ESSER gave the starting signal for a new digitalHUB Aachen events series, at which young start-ups and established companies learn from one another – and that within the company’s direct business environment. Six start-ups with content appropriate for machinery and plant engineering took advantage of this opportunity on Dec. 11, 2017 and presented themselves to an interested auditorium of representatives from other companies, university graduates and selected NEA employees with a brief pitch.

“Exchange between the start-ups and all participants could not have been more intense”, as Dr. Patrick Beaujean, NEA X Managing Director and host at this event, states. “The experience of the NEA experts from Engineering, Sales, Production, Logistics and Service was welcomed by thankful young entrepreneurs. Because, in particular, good advice during the initial business development phase is worth its weight in gold”, as he continued. Conversely, the company representatives were provided with an insight into the world of digital transformation and possible connecting factors between the parties were established. For further information about digitalHub in Aachen, please refer to:

Global Logistics

The 1st Global Logistics Meeting from March 4 to 8 happily attracted a healthy number of participants, because logistics experts traveled to the meeting from all NEA GROUP locations worldwide. Jens Wulff, VP Operations and Thomas Plum, Head of Logistics, had put together an informative and work-intense agenda for the week at the headquarters. Questions pertaining to further increasing efficiency and standardizing the logistics processes, regarding customs, foreign trade and transport insurance were handled together. The participants were particularly impressed with the digitalization measures currently being implemented for logistics in the NEA GROUP.

Trips to the logistics partner Leo Robertz close to Aachen and the FedEX Logistic Hub in Cologne offered a deep insight into the practical side. ”Always worthy of repetition!“ and “We are now a global team!” were the nicest quotes from the participants.

Foremen's Tour

In the meantime, the NEUMAN & ESSER foremen’s tour has become a much-loved tradition. Last year, they visited NEA customer Basell in Wesseling on Sept. 22, in order to gain a closer impression of a hyper compressor system. After they were able to become closer acquainted with the company and its products, they were explained the process precisely for which the compressors are supported by NEAC Compressor Service and for which the spare parts are manufactured at the NEA headquarters in Übach-Palenberg. In an open discussion session, they experienced the local operator’s wishes and requirements at first hand. Thus, they gained a holistic picture of the world’s third-largest chemical company. Also, the operator found words of praise that also a supplier’s production team is interested in the customer’s concerns.

Additionally, the topic of logistics was given adequate attention. During the subsequent visit to FedEx, the master craftsmen marveled at what modern-day logistics can now do. When visiting the Old City of Cologne to conclude the “hardware- intense” day, focus was placed on a soft factor: deepening the NEA team spirit.

Purchasers' Meeting

German NEA production sites, but nevertheless all the more intense, the two-day Purchasers’ Meeting was held at Übach-Palenberg in November last year. The agenda was bursting to the brim with questions, in particular pertaining to the standardization of Purchasing processes across all sites: “How is the confidentiality process lived, how is the paperless order handled or how is the supplier audit made?“ These questions were discussed just as vigorously as the solution for the development of a “make or buy strategy” for compressor components or the identification of possible purchasing synergies. As improvements are the be-all and end-all for purchasers, an especially wide framework was granted for this intense exchange. Here, the wish was developed to bundle strategic purchasing related to selected materials and also to test e-Commerce for tools during the course of the current year. In short: nothing remains untried with the purchasers for detecting optimization potential – with a uniform approach covering all sites!

15 Years NEA Rus

Originally via the Russian Trade Mission in Cologne and as of 1977 via the representative Otto Wolff, NEUMAN & ESSER could supply machines and systems to Russian customers since 1952 and therefore develop an intense business relationship there.

With the foundation of NEUMAN & ESSER Rus OOO in 2003, Moscow was then selected as a permanent location. During the course of 15 years’ professional customer support in the areas of servicing and revamping compressors as well as sales support for new machines, NEA Rus has become firmly established within the market. The 9-person strong Moscow team currently supports a population of 220 own make and licensed make machines for chemical, petrochemical and LNG applications.

The team and business have been managed successfully by Alexander Doll since April 2012. In 2016, this resulted in a cooperation agreement with the compressor manufacturer and packager LLC NOEMI in Veriya, a successful collaboration for packaging new systems and for repairs. Currently all resources are being bundled to establish a Level C Repair and Coordination Center (RCC) at NOEMI as well as a further Level A RCC in Salavat. Успехов!

10 Years NEA Beijing

Our initial activities in Peking started with the foundation of a Representative Office in 1995. After the beginning of the new millennium, the use of the local purchasing market enjoyed a stronger demand, making the foundation of NEUMAN & ESSER (Beijing) Co., Ltd. in Peking in 2008 an important milestone for the further development of the business.

In addition to sales support for compressor systems, the range of services also incorporates service and revamping for these machines with local component sourcing as well as sales of new systems and spare parts for grinding and classifying systems. All of this is handled by a team of 20 employees with a portfolio of 350 own make and licensed make compressors.

As speedy customer support and service is a NEA Beijing flagship, the company operates a Level C RCC in Shanghai since 2015, including a generously dimensioned spare parts warehouse. That will also be an advantage for NEA Beijing when developing the new applications for LNG, seismic technology and natural gas. Managing Director Alan Shi will present milestones and technology during a customer event on the occasion of the company’s 10th anniversary on Nov. 21.

Great Global Performance

The SAP project for NEAC Compressor Service in the USA started during the middle of last year. At the end of February this year, initially the data from the existing ERP system had to be transferred to the new SAP system during the course of the so-called cutover. That was hard work combined with long working days.

The “go live” for NEAC USA was then accomplished on March 1. Since then, NEAC USA has also been integrated in the NEA GROUP SAP world. This success has clearly left its positive mark for all concerned. Everyone is proud to have managed the “go live” within the planned time framework. Such a rollout can only succeed with the common strength of the entire interdisciplinary and international team. This not only includes key users and supporters of the Katy, Texas location, but also those at the German headquarters. We also ought not forget the many other colleagues who have kept the SAP team’s back free with regard to its members’ operational work. A fantastic global achievement!


Ilya Asser

• since March 5, 2018:
General Manager at NEAC Compressor Service USA, Inc., Katy, Texas
• born on February 25, 1983 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, married

Education: • 2004 - 2009 Mechanical Engineering Studies at the University of Applied Sciences of Aachen
• 2014 - 2017 Master of Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences for Economy and Management of Cologne

Professional Career: • 2009 - 2012 NEAC Compressor Service GmbH &Co. KG, Project Engineer
• 2012-2018 NEAC Compressor Service GmbH & Co. KG, Area Sales Manager for Austria, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Hobbies: • Swimming, Cooking, Shooting

Opportunities @ NEA GROUP

Oliver Spanner
Head of Operations Andreas Hofer Hochdrucktechnik GmbH
Oliver Spanner started in the technical office at HOFER in July 2009 and was initially responsible for Project Engineering and Order Processing for new machines, with a focus on diaphragm compressors for Japan and biogas reciprocating compressors. He became a Claim Manager in March 2011 and with it he was the central contact person for claims. In August 2011, he additionally assumed Sales for Asia and in May 2012 Sales Management. After the takeover of HOFER in Nov. 2015 by the NEA GROUP, he was granted powers of attorney in Jan. 2017. As per July 1, 2018, he will move to the position of VP of Operations.

Jörg Strizek
new Managing Director for Andreas Hofer Hochdrucktechnik GmbH
On Jan. 1, 2008, Jörg Strizek joined NEAC Compressor Service GmbH & Co. KG at its headquarters as a Product Manager for valves worldwide. In July of the same year, his range of tasks was extended with Sales Management Germany and Alpine. As per Jan. 1, 2011, he was deployed to Thailand as an Area Manager and held responsibility for NEAC Far East Compressor Service Co., Ltd. under NEUMAN & ESSER South East Asia. In Jan. 2014, he became Managing Director of NEAC Compressor Service Ltd., operating under its new name, and continued to expand the company. He will manage its operations until Jun. 30, 2018.

Dr. Klaus Hoff
Technical Managing Director Compressors NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP
In Nov. 2000, Dr. Klaus Hoff started as the Head of the Central Division of Technology at NEUMAN & ESSER GmbH & Co. KG. R&D, technical claim processing, the development of standards as well as technical representation worldwide belong to his diverse tasks. He has been a member of the Compressor Board since Jan. 2008. After the takeover of Andreas Hofer Hochdrucktechnik, he became Managing Director of the company in Jan. 2016. As per July 1, 2018, he will pass the baton on to Jörg Strizek.

Luca Cini
new Managing Director for NEAC Compressor Service Ltd.
Luca Cini started his career in the GROUP as a Service Sales Engineer at NEUMAN & ESSER Italia S.r.l. in Milan in June 2004. With the foundation of the independent NEAC Compressor Service S.r.l. in 2005, he developed the service business in the Mediterranean region. Due to the positive business development, he was also appointed as the Sales & Operations Manager in 2007. He moved to the sister company in Rayong in April 2018 and will manage the company’s destiny as of July 1.

Bernd Wagner
also Managing Director of NEAC Compressor Service USA, Inc.
Since starting as the Managing Director for NEAC Compressor Service GmbH & Co KG at the headquarters in January 2003, Bernd Wagner holds the responsibility for the strategic orientation of all NEAC centers worldwide. This includes the development of the OEM license business and wear parts strategy, the takeover of service business for third-party makes and the establishment of worldwide repair centers and collaboration with companies. Moreover, he was the Managing Director at NEAC S.r.l. in Milan from 2004 to 2014 and has supported HOFER service business with international rollouts since 2016. On March 5 he took over the position of MD for NEAC USA.