Being the exclusive distributor of Clauss Image and Data Technology GmbH in North America, I was invited to a reseller’s meeting planned for the last week of March at the company headquarters in Zwönitz, Germany.
|Morning in Zwönitz, Germany
It was a very very long trip from Vancouver to Zwonitz: a 10 hr flight to Frankfurt with a 1 hr connecting flight to Dresden, and finally a 2 hr train ride from Dresden to Zwönitz. Zwönitz is a small remote town in the district Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.
It was great to finally meet the people behind the company and put a face behind the respective names and email addresses. Susanne Clauss, Product Market Manager, was our main host. We had orientations on the whole product line: turntables, panoramic heads and surveying technologies. We toured the factory and saw the attention to detail, the high quality and precision involved in the manufacturing process of each Rodeon device (authentic German-engineering). Clauss does not make any compromise in the quality of their products, that is, each part is carefully manufactured with extreme precision using aluminum or steel materials (no plastic parts), and each component is manually tested and calibrated.
Susanne Clauss, Product Marketing Manager
Roland Clauss, Software Development & Support
After the 3 day meeting, Susanne and Michelle (Reuther) took us on a day tour to nearby Dresden. Then from Dresden, I headed to Berlin by train to spend 2 days touring the city as well. I was able to capture an 837-megapixel photo of the Reichstag Building (below).
at the Zwinger (Dresden, Germany)
at the Semper Opera House (Dresden, Germany)
at the Reichstag Building (Berlin, Germany)
at the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery (Berlin, Germany)