WednesdaysForFuture at the Comprehensive School in Much - Maschinenfabrik Wagner with their brand PLARAD together with EnergieAgentur.NRW organised the “Day of Wind Energy”

Students of the Technical Classes experiment with the Battery Nutrunner DA2-36 and the Manual Torque Multiplier XVR 35

Under the patronage of mayor Norbert Büscher, the German manufacturer of bolting systems Maschinenfabrik Wagner and their brand PLARAD together with the energy agency "EnergieAgentur.NRW" organised the “Day of Wind Energy” on July 3, 2019 at the Comprehensive school in Much.

Renewable energies, such as the wind energy are the main topics in climate protection. With this focus, students of grade 6 to 8 of the comprehensive school in Much could ask questions to the experts of EnergieAgentur.NRW and PLARAD about wind energy and the development of wind. Afterwards the students had the chance to look at the PLARAD mobile service vehicle together with PLARAD employees Petra Hemming (Manager Market Communication), Anna Stenzel (Trainee), and Mara Hartmann (Trainee). In addition, Lutz Altendorf, service engineer at PLARAD presented several products at the demonstration flange. “For the students we brought along a torque wrench, the battery nutrunner DA2-36 and the manual torque multiplier XVR 35”, Altendorf explainded. “We could demonstrate the students how to fix the bolts correctly and which product or device is suitable for which bolting application.”

The issue of climate protection is more relevant than ever – especially for the young generation. On a regular weekly base students and young climate activists demonstrate under the hashtag #fridaysforfuture and fight for the development of renewable energies, climate protection and climate change.


Plarad - International Partner Days 2019

For Plarad as a medium-sized company strategic partnerships are an essential part of our sales concept. Partners are an integral component of a long-term success, especially in foreign markets, by placing our innovative products in the markets which are important to us. To realise these goals the further expansion of our sales network, a continuous training of our distributors and intensification of the relationship with our partners is one of our main concerns.

The Plarad Partner Days hosted from June 11 – 13, 2019 were a good opportunity for our partners to visit our headquarter in Much. We informed our business partners from India, Scandinavia and Russia about the latest product news and our current development projects.

In particular scheduled and already implemented improvements in many process chains have been appreciated and considered positively.

In a cosy atmosphere during the final dinner a lot of interesting ideas and experiences were shared and many inspirations were taken home.

We are looking forward to further successful meetings.


Plarad nutrunners – Liebherr tested and approved

Plarad is the only supplier covering all applications from A/F 55 to A/F 70.

After extensive testing, the new generation DE and DA nutrunners from Plarad were approved for use on turntable cranes. This results in new possibilities for the installation of the tower or HV bolt connections.

Read more about "Plarad approved by Liebherr" here(german only).


We stand together – P&S apply Plarad on their service fleet

P&S Service GmbH from Leipzig beared all their service vehicles with the inscription "we bolt with Plarad."

P&S are specialists in maintenance, repair and testing of wind energy plants. These works – supported by Plarad tools - are always carried out in accordance with the highest applicable safety standards.

By applying the Plarad stickers onto their vehicles P&S is publicly expressing its great satisfaction with Plarad. Since many years we have an outstanding and intensive cooperation. We are very pleased about the joint action and are looking forward for more …


Plarad on-site service

The service concept of Plarad has gone one step ahead!

To improve our customer support we currently offer the new Plarad on-site service directly at your premises and on your construction site.

With the new professionally equipped Plarad mobile service vehicle and our qualified staff we are able to provide the necessary calibrations and certifications of your tools at your desired date within a very short time.

The range of services of our mobile test laboratory also includes basic repair work and preventive maintenance of your devices.

Thus we minimise expensive and time-consuming transportation and downtimes for our customers. Availability of your tools will be improved and your productivity will visibly be optimised.

Please find further information here.


Easy bolting at the WindEnergy 2018

The WindEnergy Hamburg which attracted from September 25 – 28, 2018 around 35 000 visitors on 4 days of the trade show, has further strenghtened its position as the most important platform of the global wind industry. Many of the 1 482 exhibitors from 40 different countries announced product launches and business transactions during the world's leading expo of the onshore and offshore wind industry.

The Plarad team presented our latest product innovation the DE1 & DE1plus electric nutrunner with the newly developed WLAN documentation function which will fulfil the needs of the market to future standards of industrial production. Our nutrunner with this new feature will be available soon.

All visitors – both our customers and potential clients - were impressed by the new stand concept.

A special highlight was the visit of the Ukrainian singer Ruslana at our booth. The EuroVision Songcontest winner 2004 is also ambassador for 100% Renewable Energy and has been active for many years in its use. She was impressed by our bolting systems, which are mainly used in the wind industry.

We are very happy about the positive feedback and are looking forward to the next WindEnergy 2020!

Hamburg ahoy!


Impressions of the Hamburg WindEnery 2018


A successful connection - Fein is official partner of Plarad

Development of our new battery nut runner in 2014 was a significant challenge for our own requirements in quality and functional range. A linear torque curve, the need for integrated battery monitoring and many other features which did not exist in this form on the market should be implemented.

When searching a competent cooperation partner with the necessary know-how it rather soon became clear that Feine was the right company. Fein has been one of the world's leading electric tool manufactuerers for 150 years.

Appropriate solutions were developed within a period of six months only so that our new battery nut runner series DA1 could successfully be launchend on the market at the end of 2014.

The last few years have shown that we have been able to make considerable progress in the field of battery-operated bolting systems. Additionally to the new DA2 drive which came onto the market mid-2017, we realised a further product optimisation only a few months later. For the first time an innovative diagnostic setting software (DSS) is now available for battery nut runners. In order to to meet the growing demands of our customers the next trendsetting ideas are already in the pipeline. These will exclusively be available for Plarad products.

We are looking forward to a further successful cooperation with Fein.


Strong partner - Plarad supports comprehensive school at Much in job application training

Intensive job application training for grade 9 at our partner school, the comprehensive school at Much

At the end of the school year the ninth grade of the comprehensive school at Much made massive efforts regarding job orientation. The Chamber of Crafts and Chamber of Commerce sent two qualified training specialists to the classes to answer all questions. A three-hour application training was offered by the health insurance company AOK Rheinland.

Finally, we introduced the Plarad company to the pupils and encouraged them to continue their practical professional trainings in order to get to know the different training occupations.

Our IT specialist Kai Kaltenpoth could offer important tips to the class for successful online applications.


Professional practical training at Plarad:
Get to know different occupation requiring formal training

From left: Claudia Bredemann, Head of Network Wind Energy, EnergieAgentur.NRW
Dr. Jur. Ortwin Weltrich, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Crafts and Trade, Cologne
Norbert Büscher, Mayor of Much
Petra Hemming, Market Communciation Manager, Maschinenfabrik Wagner GmbH & Co. KG

Day of Wind Energy at the Chamber of Crafts and Trade in Cologne – a great success for companies in the wind energy sector

The Plarad Battery Nutrunner DA2 was presented in a ceremony as permanent loan to the Chamber of Crafts and Trade, Cologne during an event on March 20, 2018 organised by Plarad and the Chamber of Crafts and Trade.

Dedicated to the subject „Training Skilled Workers“ this event was a great success for 16 companies established in the field of production, service, operation and supply who presented their companies and products in the lobby of the Chamber of Crafts and Trade.

Many people visited the event to learn about career and training opportunities in the wind sector. Practical demonstrations were shown on the outside area, e.g. at the training wind turbine.


DA 2 – Plarad’s latest tool enterst he UK market - Plarad UK Ltd. is pleased to present the new DA 2 battery nut runner

Im Bereich Vermietung drehmomentgesteuerter Schraubtechnik und Vorspannwerkzeugen ist Plarad UK Ltd. mit seiner umfangreichen Produktlinie führend auf dem britischen Markt.

Read the complete article in the issue of WindEnergyNetwork Magazine on page 22 and 23.

Find more product information on


The DA1 battery nutrunner was shown and gained appreciation

19 mayors of Rhein-Sieg-district hosted by Plarad

The mayors of „Rhein-Sieg-district meet on a regular basis to discuss current topics. This time it was Much’s mayor Norbert Büscher’s turn (center of picture, sitting) to find an appropriate location: Plarad was happy to follow his kind request to use our conference room at Birrenbachshöhe.

Prior to the start of the official meetings Petra Hemming introduced Plarad-Maschinenfabrik Wagner to the guests with a focus on the international activities, technology leadership and innovative strength. However, topics like the slow internet in Birrenbachshöhe were mentioned, too.

11.07.2017 reports about the new Plarad track construction battery nutrunner

From May 30 – June 1, 2017 new machines, devices, materials and technologies were presented on the 27th International Exhibition for Track Technology – iaf – the largest fair in the field of rail technology and infrastructure.
The Plarad track construction battery nutrunner DA1 with FEIN motor was one of the highlights of the trade fair. reported from the trade fair demonstrating the track construction battery nutrunner DA1 at the Plarad booth live and in action.
You will find the entire track on our Youtube-channel.

For further information on our track construction battery nutrunner please see the product leaflet.


Plarad at the WINDFORCE Conference 2017– a review

Resounding success of the WINDFORCE Conference : Offshore wind sector on the rise

On May 11, 2017 the 13th WINDFORCE Conference took place in Bremerhaven. The conference programme was entitled “The significance of Offshore Wind Industry for NRW” and included 12 different topic blocks with 60 lectures of leading experts. Decision- makers and specialists discussed the latest developments on the offshore-wind sector.

Numerous lectures substantiated the significance of Offshore wind industry. Petra Hemming, Plarad, provided detailed insights in Plarad bolting technology which plays an important role in the international Offshore wind sector.

During the subsequent panel discussion the interested audience could address specific questions to the specialists of Trianel, RUD and Plarad.

Well-known German politicians, such as Rainer Baake, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and architect of the energy transition as well as Bernd Westphal, Member of the German Parliament attended the event.

About 400 participants including guests from Great Britain, USA and Taiwan were positively impressed by the well-balanced mixture of the political and strategic range of topics.

We are very glad that Plarad was part of this successful event.


Vigra opens first Plarad Certified Service Center in Romanian

Our exclusive partner Vigra has been successfully certified by Plarad. Now our customers will benefit from the possibility to have their tools repaired and calibrated at the highest Plarad level in the Certified Service Center by trained staff.

Vigra has been our exclusive partner for Romania and Moldavia since 1998. As successful supplier for the industrial sector Vigra particularly sells the entire Plarad product portfolio apart from tools of other manufacturers.

Further information and website:


Wind Energy Supply Forum 2017

Visitor magnet at the Hannover Messe

With more than 300 visitors the PLARAD Wind Energy Supply Forum was the most popular event at the Supply Industrial Forum during the Hannover Messe – the world’s biggest and most important trade show.
Speakers and visitors discussed potential ways to make wind power plants even more efficient for a successful change in energy policy.