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MOTOREX Magazine 2009 87 EN

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Editorial Contents 50+

Editorial Contents 50+ CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES! For 53 AMA Superbike races, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing Team had remained unbeaten. This historical series of victories was only achievable by using the best materials available. In all of these races, the team used MOTOREX motor oils. Is there better documentation of the unrivalled performance and quality of MOTOREX oils? MOTOREX. Challenge the Limits. A big thank you! “Worldly good is ebb and flow.” That proverb hangs in the meeting room where our patron, Edy Bucher, has conducted board meetings for so many years. His father, company founder Arnold Bucher, instilled this philosophy into his son. Edy Bucher joined Bucher & Cie. of Langenthal in 1944, when he was just 20 years old. The significance of “ebb” was firmly brought home to him both in the office and while cycling out to meet customers. At that time, Switzerland was surrounded by warring nations and production had to close down because of a dearth of raw materials. And even after the war ended in 1945, shortages meant that the travelling salesman was still not able to fully resume his tour of duty in the company vehicle – a van that had been converted to run on charcoal. The little team had to struggle to keep the firm alive from day to day. The years of deprivation and turmoil left their mark on the young Edy Bucher, adding that extra steel and entrepreneurial spirit. To this day, he is known as a businessman who brings to his work a mix of judicious risk-taking and healthy caution. “Who dares wins”. That too is a motto which has guided the man who was owner and CEO of MOTOREX for 47 years. Even since Edy Bucher left the operational side of the business, he has continued to provide strategic input at the meetings of the Board of Directors, from which he is due to retire at the end of April 2009. Our MOTOREX brand, our entry into the lubricants business, the green colour of the MOTOREX barrel, a willingness to invest consistently in high-quality staff, in buildings and equipment and in publicity were milestones along Edy Bucher’s road to success. To the extent that our company has received acclaim from various quarters as a “jewel in the crown of Swiss industry”. That is a compliment that should be addressed first and foremost to our Edy himself. All of us in the MOTOREX family would like to thank him for devoting such a large part of his life to the success of our company. We will do our utmost to ensure that it remains a beacon of success in the world of engineering. The staff, the management and the directors Edy Bucher PAGES 14/15 IMPRESSUM PAGES 6/7 TOPIC Concrete release agents not only have to do their job effectively, they have to perform well in many other areas too.The CONFORM and PERAFORM VOC-free release agents are a perfect solution. PAGES 8/9 Motor oil MOTOREX’s new BOXER 4T SAE 15W/50 motor oil is the result of close cooperation with AC Schnitzer and Touratech. It is bound to be a hit with BMW fans all over the world. MOTOREX® and all employed product names are internationally protected trade marks. No responsibility is accepted for printing errors or changes in the technical data. Industry Stryker Spine produces high-tech orthopedic and medtech products on cutting-edge Tornos MultiAlpha 8x20 multispindle automatic lathes with ORTHO NF-X at its plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Editor: BUCHER AG LANGENTHAL MOTOREX Lubrication CH-4901 Langenthal Tel. ++41 (0)62 919 75 75 Fax ++41 (0)62 919 75 95 MOTOREX NEWS 4/5 50+ consecutive victories! MOTOREX in Malaysia On the track with the MOTORRAD action team ORTHO cutting oil celebrates 50,000th different implant KTM orange racing track days Bihr S.A.S. France expands successfully Talent mill: Cuna de Campeones in Spain Technical training at Niemann + Frey TOPIC 6/7 VOC-free release agents from MOTOREX excel in construction MOTOR OIL 8/9 The new BOXER 4T SAE 15W/50 motor oil and cooperation with Touratech AG REPORT 10/11 Out and about with professional fisherman Denis Junod and ASPEN INSIDE 12/13 MOTOREX EASYTANK – innovative concept proves its worth INDUSTRY 14/15 Production success for ORTHO NF-X at Stryker Spine EXPORT 16 Portrait of Rexoli Motor S.L., Spain: Olé MOTOREX! PRACTICE 17 Stern tube oil for ship propeller shafts BOX 18 Cool ideas Did you know… Comic Design, redaction and art direction: AESCHLIMANN, Advertising Concepts and PR GmbH, Muri/Berne Translation: BMP Translations AG, Basel Graphics and prepress: Sicolith AG, Liebefeld/Köniz Printing: Dietschi AG, Druck & Medien, Olten Text contributions may be used when source is indicated. Customer service by phone. Advice and problem solving also in German, French and Italian. www.motorex.com Cover picture: Touratech – heading for new horizons 3

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