Maximilian Hacker is 25 years old and the owner of BRComposites. He absolved his training as procedural mechanics of plastic and rubber technology, specialized in fibre composites.
Activities previous to his self-employment:
- Fischer & Entwicklung Landshut
- Pilatus Aircraft Schweiz
- Company with Formel 1 experience (company name is not mentioned because of legal reasons)
CE: COMPOSITES EUROPE Team
MH: Maximilian Hacker
CE: Please introduce yourself. Who are you and what is your responsibility at BRComposites?
MH: BRComposites has exists for two years now. We are a young and very innovative company with a continuous strong growth. Furthermore, we think that well-trained employees and to the original rules of craftsmanship are very important.
I am proud to say that we are already training employees. In my opinion there is still a lack of skilled workers in the composites industry.
We develop and offer individual production to our customers. Productions up to 10,000 standard parts are easily possible. In this way the volume of production is growing. Our production is done without autoclaves and everything is hand-made.
CE: So how did you experience the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 show? What are your impressions?
MH: This is the first time for BRComposites as an exhibitor at the COMPOSITES EUROPE. Actually we have been planning the first exhibition in 2016. At least that has been the conclusion of a family dinner. However, by coincidental, I got a phone call from the COMPOSITES EUROPE team the next day. During this conversation I received information about a funding possibility through BMWi. Because of the funding possibility and the sponsoring by Jost Chemicals, which is a close partner, we decided to book a booth for the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011.
Mr. Hacker was reacting spontaneously when we asked him about his feelings as participant of the CE 2011. He was euphorically describing the exhibition as gigantic. The company had a huge success, a great number of good meetings and contacts. The booth was constantly busy because so many visitors were interested in their products. In his opinion, the exhibition service and the whole organisation was very commendable.
We closed the interview by talking about the presentation of innovations brought by BRC.
BRComposites presented flexible carbon protectors which is already used e.g. by the v. The jacket (have a look at the picture) in the background is specially made for extreme mountainbikers and is equipped with flexible carbon protectors. All visitors have been wondering what kind of material this is. However, we could not get any detailed information.
Thank you so much for the interesting and open conversation with Mr. Hacker.