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August 5, 2022 - About Minimax

Minimax opens first Office in Scandinavia

Bad Oldesloe / Gothenburg, August 8, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that the Minimax Viking Group has established a Minimax office in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Minimax Scandinavia AB is represented by managing director Mr. Leif Martinsson.

Minimax Scandinavia AB is part of the internationally operating Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH, headquartered in Germany. The new office will strengthen the local presence in all Nordic countries.

“We are going to act as a sales and service hub that can offer process related and holistic fire protection solutions and services for the marine, industry and energy sector”, Leif Martinsson explains. Martinsson is working in the field of fire protection business for more than 20 years, and has been representing Minimax in Scandinavia through his former company Safetech IPS AB.

“We are very glad to welcome Leif Martinsson on board of our team. With the new entity and setup we are getting much closer to our many esteemed existing and also new customers in Scandinavia”, Thorsten Westphal, Managing Director of Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH, declares at the opening ceremony in Gothenburg.


Minimax öppnar sitt första kontor i Skandinavien

Bad Oldesloe / Göteborg, augusti 08, 2022 – Vi är glada att meddela att Minimax Viking Group har öppnat ett Minimax-kontor i Göteborg, Sverige. Minimax Scandinavia AB representeras av VD Leif Martinsson.

Minimax Scandinavia AB är en del av det internationellt verksamma Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH med huvudkontor i Tyskland. Det nya kontoret kommer att stärka den lokala närvaron i alla nordiska länder.

"Vi kommer att fungera som ett försäljnings- och servicecenter som kan erbjuda processrelaterade och kompletta brandskyddslösningar och tjänster för marin-, industri- och energisektorn", förklarar Leif Martinsson. Martinsson har varit verksam inom brandskyddsbranschen i mer än 20 år och har representerat Minimax i Skandinavien genom sitt tidigare företag Safetech IPS AB.

"Vi är mycket glada att välkomna Leif Martinsson till teamet. Med den nya enheten och organisationen kommer vi mycket närmare våra många uppskattade befintliga och även nya kunder i Skandinavien", förklarar Thorsten Westphal, VD för Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH, vid invigningsceremonin i Göteborg.


Om Minimax
I 120 år har Minimax varit ett av de ledande varumärkena inom brandskydd. Minimax Viking-koncernen har en nuvarande årlig registrerad omsättning på 1,9 miljarder euro och sysselsätter cirka 9 500 personer över hela världen. Koncernen, som har sitt huvudkontor i Bad Oldesloe i Tyskland, har flera forsknings-, utvecklings- och tillverkningsanläggningar. Minimax erbjuder skräddarsydda lösningar för tillämpningar inom sektorer som bilindustri, kraft, olja och gas, förnybara energikällor, batteritillverkning, trä, papper, pellets, återvinning, avfallshantering, IT eller sjöfart, varhelst det finns ett brandhot. Ett omfattande utbud av produkter och tjänster från en enda leverantör under brandskyddsteknikens hela livscykel kompletterar erbjudandet. För ytterligare information, se: https://www.minimax.com/int

Kontakt för media
Minimax Scandinavia AB
Leif Martinsson
Sisjö Kullegata 8
436 32 ASKIM, Sweden
Telefon: +46 31463600
E-post: MartinssonL@minimax.se

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WindEnergy Hamburg
July 18, 2022 - About Minimax

MFSI Renewables at WindEnergy Hamburg

Fire Protection for Wind Turbine Generators

For more than 110 years, Minimax has been one of the world's leading brands in fire protection. Headquartered in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, the group has several in-house research, development and manufacturing facilities and is committed to sustainability. Every fire that we can prevent is a contribution to environmental protection. The use of environmentally friendly extinguishing agents and fire protection for green energy are two of many sustainable approaches pursued by Minimax.

Minimax Fire Solutions International has been developing fire protection for WTGs since 1998. The Competence Center Renewables and Special Hazards benefits from decades of experience in fire protection for highly specialized applications such as turbines, machinery and sophisticated industrial plants. Nowadays, WTGs are high-performance power plants in their own right. The construction of higher power rates for onshore as well as offshore installations today require enormous investments – and thus also protection against operational interruptions or a possible total loss.

Minimax offers a full range of fire protection solutions in this respect. The spectrum goes far beyond water, gas and fire alarm systems. The solutions for WTGs are based on a unique range of tested and certified components and systems based on Minimax development and manufacturing facilities. Retrofit of existing WTGs and integrating into new systems are both feasible. The special challenges of WTGs, such as permanent vibrations and extreme range of temperatures, were taken into consideration.

A special highlight of our trade show appearance will be the high-performance MXOne extinguishing turbine from Minimax. It enables innovative fire protection using highly efficient water mist from a safe distance. Thus, it represents a new generation of firefighting systems. It allows highly efficient, precise and targeted suppression from a significant and safe distance. The turbine achieves a large discharge range thanks to the adjustable jet pipe, even when using a foam agent.In the wind energy sector, it is particularly suitable for use on converter platforms or helicopter landing pads.

Our experts have many years of experience and accompany each project individually in order to meet the requirements of authorities, insurers and operators, taking into consideration the applicable guidelines. The Minimax experts will be happy to support you to find the best solution for your WTGs. Please, do not hesitate to contact: windenergy@minimax.de

More information: (link)

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SMM 2022
July 18, 2022 - About Minimax

Customized fire protection for You

Minimax Fire Solutions International at SMM 2022

Global development has resulted in major challenges for all of us. Alternative engines to reduce emissions and the storage of electrical energy create new challenges for fire protection.

Minimax develops, designs and installs fire protection and firefighting systems that meet both current regulations and customer´s requirements. The solutions are individually geared to the customer's application and fulfill the requirements of the classification boards. It´s range of systems covers protection for alternative engines such as fuel cells (whether powered by methanol or hydrogen) or battery rooms and transformers.

The high-pressure water mist extinguishing system "Minifog marine XP" offers comprehensive protection for all areas on a ship. A Minifog marine XP system can protect machinery space up to 8,235m2 and achieves a saving of water of up to 90%. Significantly fewer sprinklers are required than with conventional systems. The use of the Minifog marine XP system satisfies the demand for minimizing space and weight, along with the highest safety requirements.

Furthermore, Minimax offers an alternative solution – the MX 1230 marine extinguishing system with the proven and tested clean agent NovecTM 1230. As this extinguishant is neither corrosive nor electrically conductive, no damage can result from short circuits or residue on sensitive components. This makes MX 1230 marine systems perfectly suited to shipping applications and the protection of sensitive components. The non-existing ozone hazard of the extinguishing agent ensures the future viability.

Minimax also covers the entire supply chain for fire protection systems, ensuring that the systems incorporate the latest technology and work reliably. Continuous innovation starts with constant research and development work, risk analysis and technical design and continues with in-house production of key components.

These additional fire protection systems are:

  • Gas extinguishing systems, like HP CO2 or LP CO2
  • Rotating Pop-Up foam extinguishing nozzle for helidecks
  • Sprinkler and sprinkler equivalent fire extinguishing systems
  • Fixed water-based local application systems for engine rooms
  • Foam extinguishing systems for helidecks and tank decks
  • Drencher systems for car decks and gas tankers
  • Powder extinguishing systems, modular or multi-zone systems
  • KS2000-8 marine extinguishing systems for deep fat cooking equipment
  • Portable fire extinguishers & Design Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire detection systems
  • OneU 19” computer racks protection
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Aluminium
July 18, 2022 - About Minimax

Aluminium 2022

Fire Protection in the Aluminum Industry is a Special Challenge

Even small fires can paralyze the entire production plant. Fire risks are considerable: high temperatures during casting and processing by rolling, forging, extrusion or bending favor the development of fires. Technical defects in production equipment, open construction methods and the interconnectedness of production areas favor rapid fire spread.

Different extinguishing techniques and fire protection concepts are required for the various protection areas within aluminum plants. Minimax offers these fire protection techniques from a single source. In doing so, the experts in fire protection can draw on extensive experience in various industries: whether in automotive, aluminum or energy power plants, logistics centers, offices and administration buildings, data centers or on ships - wherever fire hazards arise, Minimax supplies customized solutions and is also available with a comprehensive range of services after the fire protection system has been installed.

At Aluminium 2022 in Düsseldorf, Minimax will be highlighting two fire protection solutions that are typically used in aluminum plants:

Carbon dioxide systems
Due to its out­stand­ing prop­er­ties, the car­bon di­ox­ide ex­tin­guish­ing sys­tem is the ideal fire pro­tec­tion solu­tion for many areas of ap­plic­a­tion. Car­bon di­ox­ide ex­tin­guish­ing sys­tems are well-suited for high risk areas, where, in the event of a fire, it is ne­ces­sary to keep the pro­tec­ted ob­jects avail­able and func­tion­ing, to min­im­ize op­er­a­tional in­ter­rup­tions after a fire. More information (Link)

Minifog ProCon XP High Pressure Water Mist System
Minifog ProCon XP highpressure water mist systems by Minimax offer excellent fire protection with minimal water consumption and are ideal for turbines, machines and equipment with combustible liquids that are operated in confined spaces. More information (Link)

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Data Centre World Fair
April 13, 2022 - About Minimax

Minimax at Data Centre World, Frankfurt, May 11–12, 2022

Coordinated Fire Protection Solutions for all Areas of Use

As recently as March, Minimax was named Vendor of the Year in the field of Physical Data Center Security by the trade journal LANline, thus repeating last year’s victory. And rightly so: The highly complex technical equipment of data centers and other IT areas, as well as the materials used there, incur a particularly high fire risk. A comprehensive fire protection system tailored to individual requirements ensures data availability and meets insurers’ requirements.

Besides gas extinguishing or oxygen reduction systems, water mist also plays a central role in data center fire protection due to its significantly lower water impact. That is why Minimax will be presenting the water mist applications together with its partner VID Firekill. Here, Minimax, together with VID Firekill, can offer solutions with FM approval.

If you wish to learn more about our special fire protection for data centers, or just want to hold the LANline award in your hand, we look forward to seeing you at booth A25.

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Securex Polen
April 8, 2022 - About Minimax

Minimax Fire Solutions International at Securex Poland, Poznan, April 25-27, 2022

The largest event for the security industry in Central and Eastern Europe

After a forced break of two years, presence fairs are finally possible again, and Minimax is back. Impressive in its size and product diversity, the Securex International Security Fair presents a wide range of exhibits. Market leaders and internationally recognized companies from the security industry will be presenting their products and services. The focus is on innovative solutions for building security, software and systems that support security processes in various industries.

Minimax Fire Solutions International will be presenting next-generation fire protection in Hall 5A, Stand 55: The Minimax MXOne high-performance firefighting turbine enables the highly precise, targeted use of water mist from a safe and great distance. With full jet, it reaches a discharge range of up to 80m. The new development uses water mist, which absorbs a huge amount of energy, cools particularly effectively and reaches hidden fire sources due to the three-dimensional mode of action. Water mist binds smoke gas, pollutants and odors and can quickly develop its effect over large areas without, like classic monitors with their focused jets, dispersing burning material and possibly contributing to the spread of fire. 

The second focus will be on Minimax spark extinguishing systems. They protect wherever combustable materials are pneumatically transported. This is especially true for extraction and conveying equipment in the wood, textile and food industries. Ignition initials are already detected in the systems and automatically extinguished. Minimax is a pioneer in the development of spark extinguishing systems and offers them with VdS recognition as well as FM system recognition. The protection concept has been successfully proven in many thousands of applications worldwide. 

Czekamy na Ciebie - We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Minimax
August 18, 2021 - About Minimax

Change of legal form

Our company has changed its legal form in order to simplify the structure of the Minimax Viking group in Germany. With effect from August 11, 2021, Minimax GmbH & Co. KG has been renamed Minimax GmbH. 

All contracts, general terms and conditions, terms of sale and delivery, etc. are still valid. Our contact address, too, remains valid. 

You will find the current company data in the imprint of our website. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and partners their trust and confidence in us and look forward to a continued successful working relationship. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact your representative.

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Covid-19 Information for Business Partners

Despite Corona crisis we are at your site as your reliable and strong partner.

[German version please see below]

We at Minimax are able to fully serve our joint projects. We will continue to carry out assembly and service activities in consultation with you within the scope of the options. In sync with easing travel and access restrictions we will resume our operations.

In addition, we have laid the foundations to provide you with the best possible support in the event of system failures. The supply of spare parts is ensured.

The Minimax crisis team has implemented a precautionary and emergency plan. As part of risk management, we keep the effects of the Corona virus as low as possible for employees and customers. Among other protective measures, recommendations by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) have been taken into account. 

With the aim of reducing sickness-related failures to a minimum, our project teams do work in a mobile shift system. Risks for the availability of materials are reduced by introducing a multi-shift system in production, blocking contact with surrounding departments and switching to additional suppliers.

We are confident that regardless of the current situation we will master the upcoming challenges together through close partnership and communication.

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Wir stehen Ihnen während der Corona Krise als Ihr zuverlässiger und starker Partner zur Seite.

Minimax ist in der Lage, das gemeinsame Projektgeschäft vollumfänglich zu bedienen. Montage- und Serviceaktivtäten führen wir im Rahmen der Möglichkeiten in Absprache mit Ihnen weiterhin durch. Nicht realisierbare Einsätze werden wir nach Lockerung der Reise- und Zutrittsrestriktionen schnellstmöglich wiederaufnehmen.

Darüber hinaus haben wir die Vorrausetzungen geschaffen, Sie im Falle von Störungen bestmöglich zu unterstützen. Die Versorgung mit Ersatzteilen ist weiterhin sichergestellt.

Der Minimax Krisenstab hat einen Vorsorge- und Notfallplan implementiert. Im Rahmen des Risikomanagements halten wir die Auswirkungen des Corona-Virus für Mitarbeiter und Kunden so gering wie möglich. Dieser Plan berücksichtigt unter anderem die vom Robert Koch Institut (RKI) empfohlenen Schutzmaßnahmen.

Mit dem Ziel, krankheitsbedingte Ausfälle auf ein Minimum zu reduzieren, arbeiten unsere Projektteams mobil, aber auch im Schichtsystem. Risiken für die Materialverfügbarkeit werden durch die Einführung eines Mehrschichtsystems in der Produktion, einer Kontaktsperre zu umliegenden Abteilungen sowie der Umstellung auf zusätzliche Lieferanten reduziert.

Wir sind uns sicher, dass wir ungeachtet der aktuellen Situation, bei enger partnerschaftlicher Abstimmung und Kommunikation die bevorstehenden Herausforderungen gemeinsam meistern werden.

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October 24, 2019 - About Minimax

Hot Performance at the Research Centre

"Focus on Fire" - the Competence Center Power, Oil and Gas invited international guests to Bad Oldesloe.

The research center team went all out: they presented seven demonstrations to the approximately 50 participants of the international conference, who sat tensely in the "cinema" behind the protective glass front. The highlight was the always impressive simulation of a fire in storage racks, extinguished with a sprinkler system. 

From different perspectives, the conference highlighted specialized fire alarm and fire protection solutions for factories and power generators. The demonstrations showed a whole range of different techniques: Among others, fire detection methods such as thermography and flame detection as well as extinguishing demonstrations with water spray, water mist and gas extinguishing systems. 

In addition, Minimax presented the new Clunid FMZ6000 fire detection and extinguishing control panel, not without pride in its high level of performance and safety. 

"In addition to the internal and external speakers as well as the organizers, the team from the research center played a major role in the great success of our conference," thanked Thorsten Westphal, Managing Director of Minimax Fire Solutions International. "The practical demonstrations gave our guests a whole new perspective on the range of solutions we offer".

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Project Partner of the German Rescue Robotics Center
December 6, 2018 - About Minimax

Project Partner of the German Rescue Robotics Center

Supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

As the second largest fire protection company in the world, Minimax Viking GmbH supports the German Rescue Robotics Center (Deutsches Rettungsrobotik-Zentrum) in Dortmund. As the only project partner from the fire protection sector, Minimax Viking brings decades of experience in fire protection research.

Today marked the launch of the new specialist center on the former industrial site “Phoenix West” in Dortmund. Here, mobile robot systems for civilian hazard prevention are to be researched and developed. One of the center’s main features is the so-called “living lab” with in- and outside trial areas where the systems, together with their users, can be tested for their operational suitability in various scenarios.

The international fire protection company Minimax Viking has been working in fire protection research for decades. The Minimax fire protection research center celebrated its fiftieth jubilee in July of this year. “As one of the few private fire protection research centers in Germany, it is the biggest of its kind in Europe and carries out cutting-edge research into safety,” explained Klaus Hofmann, Chairman of the Executive Board. Minimax was the first company in Germany that used its own research center to expand its competency in the development of fire protection solutions. “This focus on innovation is characteristic of Minimax and remains a large part of the company culture,” Hofmann continued.

The German Rescue Robotics Center is aiming to gain international recognition. For the first time in Germany, emergency forces, researchers and industry will work together to develop autonomous rescue robots and a robotics task force acting on a national and an international level. They will compile testing and inspection criteria in order to guarantee the standardization and certification of different robot systems in the future. The basis is built on the four lead scenarios: fire, collapse and burial, detection of dangerous substances and flood, as well as the ensuing challenges for rescue robotics.

The starting point for the specialist center is the increased complexity of the challenges encountered by authorities and organizations with security responsibilities as part of their everyday tasks. Despite good training, mature, tactical concepts and reliable safety equipment, every year numerous members of emergency forces around the world are injured or killed at work. As technical development progresses it is, however, conceivable that mobile robotic systems will increasingly be able to take on tasks in the future, in order to make the handling of operations more effective and safer for emergency forces, endangered people and personal protective equipment.

The requirements from operational practices will be used to develop the rescue robots. Beyond the initiation and funding phase, a scientifically oriented specialist center is to be developed in order to make more efficient robotic technology available to rescue teams on the market.

The Project
The project is being supported with an initial investment for four years by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and will be led by an interdisciplinary and well-known association of users, industry, universities and research institutes. The funding is part of the German government's “Research into Civilian Safety 2012- 2017”, as part the topic area “Civilian Safety - Innovation laboratory / specialist centers for robotic systems in hostile environments” (Funding code13N14852 to 13N14863)

More information available at: www.sifo.de or 
https://www.sifo.de/de/bewilligte-projekte-aus-der-bekanntmachung-zivile-sicherheit---innovationslabore-2322.html and
https://www.sifo.de/files/Projektstumriss_A-DRZ.pdf

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