MCS and lichtline enter into a promising partnership. lichtline is a specialist for industrial applications in the field of modern and efficient LED lighting technology with its headquarters in Bayreuth, Germany.
Every year since 2003, cyclists, inline skaters and runners have taken part in the “Pirker Kreisel” charity circuit.
On 19 August, 266 starters set off on the 29.5-kilometre course at over 30 degrees Celsius and completed a total of 644 laps, about 19,000 kilometres. The motto: “Fitness brings light to Nepal”. Colleagues from our plant in Wernberg-Köblitz also took part.
A total of 4530 euros was raised through sponsorship and the sale of coffee and cake, which Africa Luz will use to support projects in Sauraha-Bajauli in Nepal’s Chitwan
New flexible payment terminal for charging parks: CAPOS
July 25, 2023
In August, MCS enters the pilot phase with a product innovation: CAPOS.
CAPOS is a payment terminal that allows any number of charging points to be operated centrally and charged by card.
The system is thus in line with current legislation, which stipulates that from 2024, new public charging points must be equipped with a common card payment system in addition to the operator‘s own payment options.
CAPOS is flexible in its choice of network provider and payment system, and can therefore be used independently of charging station operators and throughout Europe.
This means that operators of public charging parks can plan their charging infrastructure flexibly, centrally and easily, and retrofit it for the future.
The charging process and payment are intuitive and easy for the user thanks to a touch display.
Hardware and software development as well as integration are centrally bundled at MCS, and production is also carried out in-house in Germany.
Like every new year, we welcomed 2023 with an MCS party. This time with curling, drinks and delicious food at WinterJurte61 in Berlin Schöneberg. If our celebrations are omens for the new year, then this year will be wonderful! 🙂
This September, MCS took part in the biennial InnoTrans in Berlin for the 5th time.
With the focus „101% individual. Made in Germany.“ we presented a cross-section of our development and production solutions from the fields of e-mobility, access control, vending and public transport in Hall 2.1 from 20 to 23 September. There was great interest in our booth and we had a good exchange about new and interesting product ideas from our visitors.
Another highlight was our booth party on Wednesday evening, where we welcomed a large number of guests for lime-infused drinks and small treats.
As an international trade fair for transport technology, innovative components, vehicles and systems, InnoTrans is a leading trade fair for the industry. At the completely occupied Berlin Exhibition Grounds, 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries presented the entire product and service repertoire of the mobility industry. 137,394 international trade fair visitors from 131 countries came to the German capital to find out about the industry’s unique range of products and services.
The next InnoTrans will take place in Berlin from 24 to 27 September 2024.
After a two-year break from the Corona, this year’s motto was once again the 29.5 km “Pirker Kreisel” charity circuit, in which some employees of our plant in Wernberg-Köblitz also took part. All 196 participants cycled a distance of 12,715 km.
A total of 4250 euros was raised through sponsorship and the sale of coffee and cake, with which Africa Lutz supports projects in Sauraha, Nepal.
With the MCS DDCC charge controller and a small additional module, we have created a simple and cost-effective way to meet future requirements with our partner ZIIB and the PAY WITH CHARLIE app. Quick and easy to retrofit and simple for the user to operate via app.
The MCS team surprised their managing director Georg Dolles with a hearty barbecue and homemade cakes on his 30th anniversary with the company. More than 40 employees from the Bavarian location and a delegation from the Berlin headquarters celebrated and honoured this milestone together.
Since 1992, the native of Upper Palatinate has managed the production facility in Wernberg-Köblitz, Bavaria. In 2005, he became a co-partner and, at the beginning of this year, managing director alongside Ulrich Nierhoff.
Manfredo Mirabella-Greco, Managing Director of MCS GmbH since 2013, has ended his operational activities in the management of MCS on 31 December 2021 after almost 50 professional years in the electronics industry. He will remain with the company as a shareholder and, together with Eduard Lucke, will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity.
At the beginning of the year, Georg Dolles, who has already been a co-partner of MCS since 2005, was appointed as a new managing director.
Born in the Upper Palatinate, he has managed the production facility in Wernberg-Köblitz, Bavaria, since 1992. With him, an industry-experienced executive joins the management of MCS.
Together with Ulrich Nierhoff and a high-performance team, continuity in the operational and strategic orientation of MCS GmbH is ensured for the future.
E-Mobility: Your partner for 10 years in the field of charging technology
March 3, 2021
E-Mobility at MCS: We have been a partner for charge controllers in the field of AC charging technology for almost 10 years. Now also with our own E-Smart.
For the final test phase of the digital charge controller DDCC according to EN15118, we built our own charging station and completed our test environment by purchasing a smart eq of the latest generation.
Our standard charge controller is the central control unit for 2 independent charging points in charging terminals and wall boxes. Hardware and software development of this plug-and-play solution comes from us.
The intelligent phase changeover switch APUM avoids grid overloads when charging e-vehicles and has been available on the market as a product since 2019. Here, too, we developed the hardware and firmware.
Our employee with many years of sales experience, Michael Pfeil, is taking over the sales management and coordination of office and field sales with immediate effect.
His previous responsibilities in project and customer management – as well as the active field service – form an excellent basis for his expanded position.
He will continue to be fully available to his current clients as a contact and advisor.
In his new position, he will ensure the successful implementation of the requirements in the interest of the customers, supported by his extensive knowledge and experience and the trusting access to all departments.
His motto “Together for success” fits MCS perfectly.
As of now, MCS has a new slogan. “Development, Integration. Production.” replaces the previous slogan “Ideas. Solutions. Products.” and thus briefly, concisely and crisply states what the core competences of MCS are.
In the course of this, our logo was also slightly modified and now puts the catchy MCS more in the foreground, while the full name “Micronic Computer Systeme” recedes into the background.
The product from our cooperation with Elektrosil in Hamburg has made it into Next Mobility. The phase changer ensures sufficient charging capacity at e-car charging stations, greater grid stability – and could save millions in infrastructure costs.
In addition, there is also an interview with Carsten Krebs:
“Elektrosil and MCS have been developing electronic components for diverse applications for decades. And they have technological answers to pressing questions in the current infrastructure debate. This is what next-mobility talked about in an interview with Carsten Krebs, key account with a focus on e-mobility.”
Change of shareholders at MCS: New shareholder structure and strategic reorientation
September 10, 2019
Since 2013, the Hamburg-based company Elektrosil GmbH has been the main shareholder of MCS GmbH. In the course of a succession arrangement, the previous shareholders of Elektrosil, Manfredo Mirabella-Greco, Eduard Lucke and Ralf Häussler, sold all their shares in the company to 2 employees of the Elektrosil organisation with effect from 1.9.2019 and handed over the management to them. This purchase did not include the shareholder shares in MCS GmbH.
The previous shareholders of MCS Manfredo Mirabella-Greco, Eduard Lucke and Georg Dolles have taken over the shares in MCS GmbH previously held by Elektrosil GmbH as of 10 September 2019. Mr Ulrich Nierhoff, who is the managing director of MCS, was newly admitted to the group of shareholders.
The acquisition of the shares by the existing shareholders ensures the greatest possible continuity in the management and structure of the company as well as in customer relations.
MCS has maintained a close business relationship with the United Arab Emirates and the company Energy International in Dubai since 1996.
MCS controls for parking ticket machines are installed in around 7000 machines in the Emirates.
The delegation members from Sharjah saw for themselves the excellent work of our engineers at the MCS development centre in Berlin. At the same time, they took the opportunity to discuss details of the latest generation of vending machines directly on the object.
MCS and Elektrosil together at Embedded World 2019
February 25, 2019
Customised system solutions from a single source: MCS together with Elektrosil at Embedded World 2019
Together with Elektrosil, we presented customised engineering solutions at Embedded World from 26 to 28 February in Nuremberg.
Presentation of our development processes
MCS implements customised solutions based on first-class engineering. Customers benefit from high-quality systems with fast development, design, test and approval processes and comprehensive production services.
From hardware to interface – comprehensive know-how for applications
At the stand, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about the performance spectrum of our hardware and software development, the production depths as well as development results and products for some applications. Our employees demonstrated solution-oriented engineering on site using selected exhibits and in personal discussions.
InnoTrans Berlin is the international trade fair for transport technology, innovative components, vehicles and systems. More than 2,700 exhibitors from over 50 countries present their products and new developments at the industry’s leading trade fair for transport technology in Berlin. InnoTrans will take place in the exhibition halls at the Funkturm from 18 to 21 September 2018.
MCS is also represented at InnoTrans for the 4th time in a row. Together with Elektrosil and our partner congatec, we presented the latest developments and solutions in the parking, public transport, vending and eMobility market segments.
MCS presented itself on its own premises at Südkreuz with an open day. Both in the garden pavilion of the GSG courtyard at the summer barbecue buffet and in the MCS business premises, our business partners came together with employees from development, sales, production and management for interesting discussions.
New generation of parking machines: Press conference in Dubai
On the occasion of the inauguration of the new representative office of the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, our local partner Energy International and MCS were invited and awarded as a strategic partner due to the long-standing and good partnership.
On this occasion, the next generation of parking machines, which have been functioning excellently for decades, was presented to the public at a press conference.
In 2017, MCS was once again represented as an exhibitor at the PARKEN trade fair from 21 to 22 June 2017 in Karlsruhe.
PARKEN is Germany’s only trade exhibition with an accompanying expert conference on the topic of planning, construction and operation of facilities for stationary traffic.
The highlight at the MCS stand was the presentation of the results of the MCS part from the DLR sMobiliTy:Com funded project, the “Development of a modular, self-learning, interruptible and grid-serving charging control system for electric vehicles”.
Ulrich Nierhoff becomes new managing director of MCS
August 25, 2016
The shareholder meeting of MCS GmbH has elected Ulrich Nierhoff as the new MCS managing director as of 15 August 2016. Together with the 2nd managing director Manfredo Mirabella-Greco, Mr. Nierhoff will manage the strategic orientation of the company in the future and will be responsible for the commercial area. He replaces Mr. Reinhold Mühlich who left the company on June 30, 2016.
MCS Micronic Computer Systeme GmbH has great future potential and has grown strongly in recent years. With a high-performance team, Ulrich Nierhoff would like to accompany and control the growth process and further strengthen the cooperation between the locations.
The 56-year-old Manager was previously for 14 years responsible for all commercial affairs and investments as general and authorized representative of Messe Berlin GmbH. He has many years of experience in corporate planning and management. Ulrich Nierhoff lives in Berlin.
From 4 to 8 April 2016, MCS was again represented on an international platform with interesting new developments and innovative business models from the areas of vending machines, e-mobility and payment.
In Amsterdam, we had this highlights:
the presentation of the EDITO printer, a kiosk printer with highest flexibility on a small assembly space
the presentation of the strategic partnership with 2b2c solutions GmbH for lucrative advertising and information possibilities at vending machines, such as communication, advertising and digital services.