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Fraunhofer IBP selects Espero as strategic partner

The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) has selected the Dutch company ESPERO BV as its exclusive strategic partner in connection with the acoustic quality of mobile wall systems. ESPERO has been an international leading designer and manufacturer of absolute top-quality sound-insulating mobile wall systems for 75 years.

Research & Development
The partnership did not happen out of the blue. The two organisations have been working together for some time. Fraunhofer is distinctly impressed by the innovative character of ESPERO, which has its own R&D department, and its determination to take the lead and stay ahead of the competition. ESPERO's bold strategy of continuing to invest substantially in product development - even during the recent economic crisis - has been rewarded: ESPERO is not only a global supplier of mobile wall systems, the efforts of the R&D department have resulted in the current partnership with Fraunhofer IBP.

Product certification, testing and development
The strategic partnership with Fraunhofer IBP offers both parties many benefits. ESPERO will, for example, have exclusive access to Fraunhofer's facilities to test the acoustic properties of mobile wall systems. In turn, Fraunhofer will make the newest acoustic construction techniques for mobile walls available to ESPERO first and carry out the subsequent product development work in tandem with ESPERO's R&D department. Fraunhofer will also set up certification schemes for ESPERO's mobile wall systems, which will positively affect their market value.

WAN Product Innovation Award 2015
Skyfold is ESPERO's response to demand for a vertical folding-wall system. Skyfold is completely custom-made and lightweight, and has a quiet, user-friendly fully electrical operation. With a maximum possible sound insulation rating of up to 59 dB, the Skyfold wall system is the ideal mix of design, performance, flexibility and acoustic comfort. This unique mobile wall has won the 2015 WAN (World Architecture News) Product Innovation Award. The prestigious award was presented to ESPERO during the Bau Expo in Munich.

Collaboration with architects
ESPERO likes to respond positively to the unlimited imagination of architects and assists them with expert advice and support from an early stage in the construction process. ESPERO works innovatively together with architects to create the optimal mobile wall.

Would you like to know more?
View all ESPERO's projects and mobile wall product information on our website. If you are interested in becoming personally acquainted with ESPERO or would like to request specific information, please contact Ilse van Es by telephone +31 (0)416 33 89 55 or e-mail i.ves@espero.nl.


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