Partner network of the Staufen group

Industry

Our industry partners

The best partners help us to make lean transformation transparent.

We are very happy to be able to present to you companies who have achieved world class in subsectors or in the comprehensive interaction of lean mechanisms.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you in our Lean Community.

ABB Schweiz AG (Switzerland)

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

The business division ABB HCS (High Current Systems) develops, sells, produces, installs and maintains generator circuit breakers on a world-wide scale. ABB HCS is market leader and a globally recognized technology leader. ABB HCS wants to stick out in terms of technology, quality as well as competence. ABB HCS wants to achieve cost leadership with optimized processes in all disciplines to be profitable above average and in the long run. The business division has therefore been transferred into a Lean Enterprise. ABB HCS has been awarded in 2010 with the “Best Fabric 2010 in Europe” award as well as in 2015 with the Manufacturing Excellence Award.

www.abb.com/gcb

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG (Germany)

ABUS has been providing people worldwide with the reassuring feeling of security since 1924. As a German quality manufacturer, ABUS ensures that its products are highly reliable and durable while being easy to use. To meet the growing needs of private and commercial users, ABUS provides a wide range of innovative security solutions in the areas of Security at Home, Security Outside and Property Security. The ABUS Group includes the companies ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG, ABUS Security-Center GmbH & Co. KG, ABUS Pfaffenhain GmbH and ABUS Seccor GmbH, with approximately 3,000 employees worldwide.

More about ABUS on www.abus.com

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Germany)

Die Aerzener Maschinenfabrik ist führender Spezialist und Global Player, der zuverlässige, energieeffiziente und hochleistungsfähige Drehkolbengebläse, Turbogebläse und Schraubenverdichter an Kunden weltweit liefert. Das Familienunternehmen verfügt über mehr als 150 Jahre Erfahrung in der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Lösungen für die industrielle Förderung, Verdichtung oder Messung von Luft und Gasen. Komprimierte Gase befördern beispielsweise Kaffeebohnen vom Silo zur Röstanlage. Oder sie belüften Klärbecken so exakt, dass sich Bakterien genau im richtigen Maßstab vermehren und verschmutztes Wasser optimal reinigen können.

Mit weltweit ca. 2.100 Mitarbeitern betreibt die AERZEN-Gruppe mehr als 40 Tochtergesellschaften. Mit den Ansätzen des Lean Managements wurden in der Vergangenheit und werden auch in Zukunft in den Bereichen Administration und Produktion Prozesse optimiert. Expect performance. 

More about Aerzener Maschinenfabrik on www.aerzener.de

AGCO GmbH (Germany) + AGCO América do Sul (Brazil)

Fendt is a brand of the AGCO Corporation. The AGCO Corporation is a major worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. AGCO offers a full product line including tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment and implements through more than 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in over 140 countries. Fendt is the corporation's new high-tech brand for highest demands. Together with AGCO, Fendt and its innovations will no longer be limited to Europe, but will be represented on all the markets worldwide.

More about AGCO Corporation on www.agcocorp.com

Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH (Germany)

Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH

Agfa HealthCare is a leader in the fast-growing market of integrated IT and imaging systems, providing healthcare facilities with a seamless flow of information and a 360° view of patient treatment.

The Agfa Group has approximately 12,000 employees worldwide (around 800 of these at four German sites of Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH), generating sales of approximately 3 billion euros with around 11,000 products in the field of medical technology.
At the Peißenberg plant 280 employees of Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH produce medical devices in a range of variants at annual quantities of 100 to 3,000.

The company philosophy: using continuous production to produce what the customer requires, in the shortest of times and without wastage. This makes the plant a prime example of lean production. Production flows, with short through-put times and minimal stock holding. In the past four years alone the plant has been able to reduce its manufacturing costs by 22 percent.

In 2009 the Peißenberg plant was awarded the distinction of "Factory of the Year - Best Assembly". The plant is fit for the future and viewed as secure for the long term.

More about the Agfa Group on www.agfa.com

Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG was established in Schalksmühle/Sauerland in 1912. Under the motto "Fortschritt als Tradition" [Progress as tradition], the company has established itself within 100 years of successful company history as a specialist for switches and systems. With a second production site in Lünen, its own subsidiaries and numerous agencies across the world, JUNG is also a renowned player on the international market. Team work and innovative strength are the pillars of its success.

JUNG offers appliances and systems that convince with state-of-the-art technology, sophisticated design and comprehensive functionality. Its product range comprises switches, plugs, dimmers and guards in numerous variations. In addition, the portfolio also includes innovative systems to control functions in house or apartment, covering a wide range of applications: control of lighting or blinds, temperature control, radio technology including KNX technology, door communication and multi-media control. In addition to comfort and security, these products also meet specifications in terms of cost and energy efficiency. All JUNG products are manufactured in Germany. At its sites in Schalksmühle and Lünen, the company's output is at a consistently high level of quality that customers across the world can rely upon. These achievements by JUNG were recognised. As the first manufacturer in North-Rhine Westphalia, the company was awarded the "Made in Germany" certification by TÜV NORD. In May 2012, the brand strength of the company won a further award, the Plus X Award for the "Most Innovative Brand of the Year“ in the electrical and media technology product group. In addition, three new JUNG products of 2012 have been recognised with a Plus X Award – that is innovative strength "Made in Germany" which customers across the globe can rely upon!

More about Albrecht Jung GmbH on www.jung.de/en/

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG (China)

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned company that operates worldwide and is known for its high-pressure cleaners and window vacuum cleaners. Headquartered in Winnenden, Germany, it produces both cleaning equipment and full cleaning systems. The world market leader in cleaning technology employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. In 2012 the company posted sales revenues of EUR 1.92 billion and sold 10.83 million machines. Kärcher has 100 subsidiaries in 60 countries.

More about Kärcher on www.karcher.cn/en/Home.htm

Autoliv INC (Poland)

Autoliv INC is an internationally leading supplier of safety systems for the automobile industry. The group disposes of production facilities on all five continents as well as development and research facilities and supplies well-known automobile manufacturers as for example GM, Land Rover, VW, Daimler, BMW, Renault, Volvo, Fiat, Toyota and Skoda.

Many international awards support their innovative potential, the quality of their products and of their production.

Since 1998 Autoliv Poland has been active with their head office in Oława and the two production facilities APT (Autoliv Poland Textiles) and APR (Autoliv Poland Restrain System).

Autoliv Poland Restrain System in Jelcz-Laskowice produces safety belts. On an area of 7,100m2, 500 employees are working according to the Autoliv Production System (APS).

APR is an important location within the Autoliv production network. With state-of-the-art production methods, they are consistently working to fulfil the requirements of customers and employees as well as to achieve the highest quality with competitive prices. Continuous improvement as well as the qualification and development of the personnel are significant pillars of this production philosophy. Due to these measures, APR achieved an international BestPractice standard.

More about Autoliv INC on www.autoliv.com

B. Grob do Brasil S.A. (Brazil)

B. Grob do Brasil S.A.

A family business working internationally, based in Mindelheim / Germany and three production plants in São Paulo Brasil, Bluffton / USA and Dalian / RP of China.

The product portfolio covers from a universal machining center until a line of machining of a high complexity with your own automation, as well as integrated machining assembly equipment and fully automated assembly lines.
Since 1958 the B. GROB do Brasil manufactures machines for the Brazilian industry and to the export market. The Brazilian company is the oldest factory from the GROB group and it is an important component and a strong partner in the network of GROB factories. Here in São Paulo are working more than 560 employees in a production area of more than 25.000m² and an annual turnover of almost € 110 million (2013).

The product portfolio covers the supply of manufacturing lines (focus: machining equipment to transmissions and engines) as well as universal machines produced in series (universal machining centers of 4 and 5 axes).

more information: http://www.grobgroup.com/

BMW Landshut Factory (Germany)

No BMW without a component from Landshut The BMW Landshut Factory produces light metal casting engine and chassis components, plastic components for car exteriors, carbon components, various cockpit and equipment ranges as well as cardan shafts, replacement engines and electrification parts.

Parts produced in Landshut are delivered across the globe to 29 BMW Group production and assembly sites in 14 countries.

More about BMW Landshut on www.bmw-werk-landshut.de

BOS International (China)

As a Germany international company with locations in East- and West-Europe, USA, Mexico, North America, and Asia, BOS develops, manufactures and distributes systems for the vehicle interior. Over 3000 employees are working in seven R&D or manufacturing bases located in Germany, UK, Hungary, USA and a sales centre in Korea. BOS excels in developing innovative systems through their technical expertise and experience as a market leader. Founded in 1910, BOS is a privately held company including all subsidiaries.

More about BOS on www.bos.de/en

BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego (Poland)

BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego, leader of Polish and European market for household appliances, is a Polish subsidiary of the German company BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, based in Munich. The global annual turnover is more than EUR 10.5 billion (2013), which gives them one of the most powerful position in the household appliances market. BSH GmbH was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between the companies Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG. Today, BSH has 41 factories in 13 countries in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. In total, across a BSH global network operates about 80 companies in 47 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people.

Polish subsidiary BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego in its three factories in Lodz produces washing machines, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and distributes home appliances brands Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau and Zelmer. The company in 2013 had a turnover of about 3.7 billion zł. BSH employs in Poland approximately 2,500 people. The total value of Polish investment at the end of 2013 exceeded 300 million.

Factories of BSH in Lodz  has been opened in following years: 1994 (factory washing machines), 2002 (factory dishwashers) and 2005 - tumble factory, which is the only such factory in the company. In 2007 at the dryers factory was founded Competence Centre for this product, in which the Polish engineers are developing new solutions for this product. Lodz is also an important place for shared service centres. Currently, company operate for IT, purchasing and accounting obligations of non-productive.

BSH factories located in Lodz years apply Lean Manufacturing, which is present not only in their production processes, but also in administrative areas. Now the factory washing machines and dryers factory apply for certification of the Japanese Institute JIPM TPM.

BSH Poland has won many prestigious awards, including title Top Employers Poland 2012, 2013 and 2014 Top Employers Europe 2014 and the Employer - Safe Work Organizer. The company was also an award-winning in the poll Pearls of the Polish Economy.

More about BSH on www.bsh-group.com

Carl Stahl (Germany)

The Carl Stahl Group is a global enterprise. The family-owned company with international competence has 67 locations and offers innovative and forward-looking solutions in the fields of rope and lifting equipment, architecture, TechnoCables and personal protective equipment against falls. The Carl Stahl Academy offers vocational education and training on all topical subjects of rope and lifting equipment.

More Information: www.carlstahl.com

Claas Hungária Kft (Hungary)

The CLAAS group, based in Harsewinkel, Northern Germany is one of the world’s leading agricultural machinery manufacturers.  Founded in 1913 by August Claas, it is still a family-owned business today.

CLAAS Hungária Kft. (CLH) in Törökszentmiklós has been part of the CLAAS group since 1997.  Today it serves as the group’s competency center for cutterbars and cutterbar trailers.  The headers and transport trailers developed and manufactured in Törökszentmiklós are sold in all corners of the world. The high standard of quality has been maintained by introducing not only ISO (International Organization for Standardization) but also other initiatives including KIR (environmental administration), and occupational health, safety and energetics system.  CLH is also obtained the AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) status in recent years. Since 2003, CLH has been developing the CLAAS Production System (CPS).  First introducing the 5S and 6-Sigma process improvement methods and later adding other methods to improve production.  This includes improvements such as: global production and logistical standards, line-balancing, sequence planning, JIT/JIS and mix production based on pull principle. The work done here has helped set standards worldwide. After successfully implementing the CPS 1.0 and the CPS 2.0 systems, CLH then introduced the current CLAAS Excellence System (CXS) in 2015 which includes both LEAN production and LEAN office elements.  The main focus being the connection between each process to improve waste reduction, become more effective, and continually improve.

As one of the largest enterprises in the region, CLAAS Hungária Kft. provides a stable and reliable workplace for almost 700 employees and their families

More about Claas Hungária Kft on Claas Hungária Kft

Daimler AG (Germany)

At the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertuerkheim, the core parts of Mercedes cars are built. Future-oriented engines, gearboxes and axles for the entire range of Mercedes-Benz cars to meet the highest specifications.

Around 17,000 committed employees at the Untertuerkheim site and state-of-the-art technology make it possible to react quickly to market movements and customer requirements.

More about Daimler on www.daimler.com

DMG Mori (China, Germany, Italy)

Gildemeister AG

A full-liner in terms of technologies such as turning, milling, ultrasonic / laser as well as the according services. By means of consequent marketability, an area-wide direct marketing and customer-related services, the company guarantees a long-lasting and solid service net(work).

An important factor for success in this process is the consequent orientation on the world market which also enables the technological leadership of numerous products.

With the construction of a production location in Shanghai, the group further expanded its position on the Asian market under the name Deckel Maho Gildemeister Machine Tools (DMG) at the beginning of 2003. Staufen Shanghai in cooperation with DMG arranged “BestPractice Days” for managers there. The focus of this event was the exchange of experiences among participants and with experts.

more about DMG Mori

ELESTA GmbH (Switzerland)

The ELESTA GmbH from Bad Ragaz is the leading producer in the field of relays with forcibly guided contacts. Elesta is a very innovative and dynamic company, that develops, produces and distributes our products for safety applications worldwide. As an innovation leader in this field Elesta is constantly looking for custom solutions for your requirement.

With an export share of 98%, ELESTA GmbH is extremely vulnerable to oscillations in the strength of the Swiss currency. Thanks to the stringent implementation of the lean management approach, it is in a position to face up to these challenges and to ensure ongoing production in Switzerland.  Over recent economically unstable years, notable success has been achieved thanks to lean management. Lean management is an integral part of the corporate culture of ELESTA GmbH and established in each and every department, in value-creating as well as in administrative areas. In 2012, ELESTA relays GmbH was recognised with the Swiss Lean Award.

More about ELESTA GmbH on www.elesta-gmbh.com

FEIG ELECTRONIC (Germany)

FEIG ELECTRONIC has been a technology-oriented, medium-sized and privately owned company for 50 years. With currently 250 employees the company develops and manufactures payment terminals, RFID systems, control technology for gate and barrier systems and induction loop detectors. As an OEM supplier the company supplies exclusively system integrators and resellers, but no end users. In addition to a subsidiary in the US, the company has a global network of distribution partners.

2012, the company launched the project "Fit for the Future", to implement the continuous improvement process (CIP) at FEIG ELECTRONIC. For this, wastes were identified across the company and transferred into waste-free, cost-effective processes and standards. Since 2016 FEIG ELECTRONIC is BestPractice Partner of Staufen AG. For more information visit www.feig.de

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Freudenberg is a global, family-owned group of companies, offering its customers technically sophisticated products and services with intensive support. The group supplies numerous industries and markets – from the automotive industry, to machinery and plant construction, the textiles industry, the oil and gas industry up to medical technology. Freudenberg develops and produces seals, 
vibration control components, non-woven materials, filters, speciality lubricants, release agents and surface treatment products, as well as mechatronics. Freudenberg develops software solutions and IT services especially for small and medium-sized companies. In 2014, the group had more than 40,000 employees in about 60 countries and generated sales of more than EUR 7 billion.

More about Freudenberg on www.freudenberg.com

General Motors Manufacturing Poland - GMMP (Poland)

General Motors Manufacturing Poland - GMMP

GM Manufacturing Poland Factory belongs to the International General Motor Concern and is one of its 10 European factories which produce Opel/ Vauxhall brand cars. What gives our factory power, are three thousand of experienced workers and modern technologies. The consistent investments in bringing into live new models affects the good position among top automatic companies in Europe.

Over 98 % of cars produced in factory during three shifts, are exported to West and Central Union markets. GMMP export represents about 1,5 % of whole Polish exports

The factory is managed in accordance with the GM Global Manufacturing corporate system, thereby guaranteeing the highest quality, efficiency and flexibility. Currently in Gliwice there are produced Astra IV in the 5-door version, since September 3-door Astra GCT and family sedan Astra III will be produced there likewise. In February of this year, it have been announced that prestige cabriolet will be produce. The second half of the year will run the next version of Astra IV – 4-door sedan.

CMMP factory is responsible for the Astra platform across whole Europe, what means, that we not only manufacture this model, but also are responsible for the matters of quality and standards around all factories producing this model.

Production in this factory is held with care of the environment. A large number of investment in reducing energy consumption allowed increasing production without power consumption, and consequently reducing CO2 emission by 40 thousand tons per year. The company in still working on others project which are supposed to aimed air protection and reducing energy consumption.

Effects of this activities were appreciated inter alia by Minister of Environment, who have graded the awards for company for unusual scientific achievements.

The company has a policy of open doors, leading factures visiting programs, in which during 2011 visited us around 3000 people; and the probation program, which were taken by 200 of young engineers.

More about Opel on www.opel.com

halstrup-walcher (Germany)

halstrup-walcher

halstrup-walcher develops and manufactures innovative drive and measurement technology solutions which can be tailored to specific customer needs. Whether machinery needs to be re-calibrated or positive pressure needs to be maintained in the cleanroom, halstrup-walcher delivers effective, reliable technology - designed by people for people. Our customers (and their customers) are our focus.

For the benefit of our customers we have completely modernised our whole organisation in the last few years, and adopted a lean management approach. Our aim has been to succeed in providing high quality in every product area - at competitive prices and with short delivery times.  Our visitors are frequently amazed that a family-run medium-sized company with 120 employees can perform so systematically over the long term - but our success speaks for itself.

More about Halstrup-Walcher on www.hwg.eu

HARTING Technology Group (Germany)

The HARTING Technology Group is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission and networking, as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. The Group uses these skills to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission applications including, for example, mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunications sector.

HARTING also produces electromagnetic components for the automotive industry, and is a specialist in industrial applications in the form of enclosures, housings, cabling and/or the assembly of individual or complete systems, as well as automated vending systems.

More about the HARTING Technology Group on www.harting.com

Hilti AG (Germany, Hungary)

Hilti supplies the construction industry worldwide with technologically cutting edge products, systems and services. They offer construction professionals innovative solutions with superior added value. The headquarters of the Hilti Group are in Schaan, in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

It has around 21,000 employees worldwide in more than 120 countries, inspiring their customers and building a better future. Its corporate culture is founded on integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.

Hilti distinguishes itself through outstanding innovation, the highest levels of quality, direct customer relationships and effective marketing. Two-thirds of employees are directly involved in sales organisations and in engineering for customers. This means that more than 200,000 customer contacts are made every day. Hilti has its own production sites and research and development centres in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Founded in 1941 as a family business, Hilti has since developed into a global corporation. Since 2000, the Martin Hilti Family Trust has held all shares and, since January 2008, all Participation Certificates in Hilti Aktiengesellschaft. This aims to ensure the long-term maintenance and furthering of the life's work of Martin Hilti.

Hilti upholds clear values and follows the stakeholder value approach. The company takes the interests of all company partners –customers, suppliers and employees – into consideration and also takes active social and environmental responsibility. This builds a basis of trust that enables the long-term success of the company.

More about Hilti on www.hilti.de

HOMAG (Germany)

Logo Homag

HOMAG is an international market leader and specialist for size machining and edge banding – with a unique product portfolio:

  • edge jointing with laserTec
  • one- and double-sided edge banding machines
  • combined size handling and edge banding machines
  • highly flexible CNC-machining centres and CNC-routers
  • manufacturing cells and automation techniques
  • double-end shaping machines
  • one-sized format- and profiler-machines
  • postforming machines
  • transportation elements
  • systems for lightweight construction
  • efficient, user friendly conrtrol systems and software

For more information please see: http://www.homag.com

Insta Elektro GmbH (Germany)

Insta Elektro GmbH was founded in 1970 as electronics technology centre and daughter company of Gira, Jung and Berker. Still today it designs, develops and fabricates innovative products and systems with more than 500 employees in two business units in Lüdenscheid. Mission of the Business Unit »Lightment« is variable light which perfectly fits into architecture and meets the demands of the customers. Here the LED luminaire and the relevant control technology are the keys to our success on the market. The business unit »Building« stands for products, systems and technologies in building system engineering. It concentrates on the fields light management, shutter control, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology, sensorics and visualisation technology and is a strong OEM partner for the companies Gira and JUNG.

More about Insta on www.insta.de/en

Iscar do Brasil (Brazil)

Iscar do Brasil, an Israeli multinational company, operates in the cutting tools, commercializing the products manufactured by the headquarters in Israel, in the plant located in Vinhedo and in other manufacturing units in several countries. Since the beginning of its activities in Brazil, in 1995, Iscar has provided and developed solutions for machining Nationwide in various market segments. At its headquarters, in Vinhedo, Iscar has a plant specialized in manufacture special tools, drills, media, bedames, boring bars, milling heads, carbide inserts with special profiles, among other products. 

In addition, it also has the support of professionals able to develop the best solutions for machining market, and a customer service trained to feed the needs of each customer, stock and logistics strategically able to supply their customers with speed and security, infrastructure according to international standards and a Technology Machining Center, inclusive.

More about Iscar on www.iscardobrasil.com.br

Lindner Group (Germany)

Lindner Group KG is one of the leading specialists in departments like interior fitting, facade engineering and insulation technology. The family-owned-company has experiences over 50 years in ‘constructing with new solutions’, development and implementation of individual and advanced process solutions. With world-wide over 6.000 employees Lindner operates out of the Bavarian town Arnstdorf production plants and subsidiary companies in more than 20 countries.

With Lean Management approaches processes were optimised in several departments like production, administration and building sites.

More about Lindner Group on www.lindner-group.com

LOCHMANN srl (Italy)

In a region, where economy and culture are deeply rooted in agricultural tradition, the LOCHMANN family specialised in innovative solutions for agricultural machines for an international market.

As part of LOCHMANN Group, LOCHMANN CABINS started out in 1983, developing products which stood out for their excellent quality and special attention to details. Their cabin systems use the latest technologies available and are produced on behalf of the most prestigious international manufacturers of tractors, construction machinery and special-purpose machines.

To this day LOCHMANN CABINS has been able to continually expand and consolidate its stable market position, largely thanks to a corporate structure that is characterised by expertise, professional service and experience. This allows the company to offer all customers maximum flexibility and top-quality products.

More about Lochmann on www.lochmanncab.it

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (Germany)

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, is a leading provider of logistics solutions for the aviation industry, offering a wide spectrum of services. The product portfolio ranges from transport management, including engine and AOG shipments, to complete warehouse management. Founded in 1998, today LTLS employs more than 1,300 staff and generates revenues of more than 200 million euros.

Shop floor Management at LTLS deals with the daily logistic challenges in the aviation. Between 9-10am the relevant information is reported top-down and bottom-up simultaneously in all German facilities. Transparency, acceptance and flexibility allow consequent elimination of faults and hence performance improvement.

Lean Management at LTLS covers small (e. g. "weSCORE workshops") and large (e. g. "Logistics Academy") improvements within the company. The Lean Review Board is informed about the corporate improvement activities and decides via the Lean Level about the yearly targets.

The BestPractice partnership with Staufen is an acknowledgement for the lean journey: LTLS is representing Lean and Shop floor Management in logistics and aviation.

Lean and Shop floor Management can be hardly described in word. Experience personally with us the logistic challenges in the aviation!


Andreas Meisel, Managing Director (left), and Dr. Joachim Matthies, COO (right), LTLS - Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH with Wilhelm Goschy, Board member (middle), Staufen AG|

www.ltls.aero

MAN Trucks Sp. z.o.o. (Poland)

MAN Trucks Sp. z.o.o. (Poland)

Heavy range vehicles plant located in Niepołomice nearby Cracow belongs to the MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group, which is a part of MAN SE Corporation. Assembly plant was built in a record time: since location decision being made in August 2005, with the foundation stone laid in June 2006 and SOP in July 2007 it has been less then two years. Site’s base area equals 250.000 sqm, from which 78.000 sqm is sheltered area containing assembly, paint shop and storage areas.

The Plant is considered as key step in MAN Nutzfahrzeuge international growth strategy and qualified as one of the most modern trucks production sites in the world. Capacity is stated on the level of 35.000 vehicles per year with two shifts and daily output of 140 vehicles.

Plant produces heavy range vehicle lines as follow:

  • TGX – purposed for long range transportation, with spacious and comfortable drivers cab, which is the most appreciated by customers, that reflected in wining the prize of „Polski Traker” magazine: „Ciężarówka Roku 2008 – Polska” (Truck Of The Year 2008 – Poland),
  • TGS – group of construction and urban transportation vehicles, purposed for short range distances.

Factory was designed and built according to rules of Lean Manufacturing, what makes it extremely efficient. Our processes in range of assembly and logistics are very effective, what ensures that Plant meets all MAN quality standards, with the maximum productivity and minimal production costs at the same time. Continuously improving our processes and using balanced change management we ensure stable work environment and the highest quality of production.

More about MAN on www.man-mn.pl

Maquet GmbH

Maquet, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for more than 175 years, is a global leader in medical systems. The company offers innovative therapy solutions and infrastructure capabilities for high-acuity areas within the hospital — including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab, and intensive care unit (ICU) — as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transport. Additionally, Maquet develops intelligent and sustainable room concepts that exceed the expectations of modern hospitals, working in close cooperation with customers, production engineers and architects to integrate high quality products and services.


Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, Maquet is the largest subsidiary of the publicly listed Getinge Group AB of Sweden. Maquet generated about 1.55 billion Euros in 2014, representing more than half of the Getinge Group’s annual revenue of 2.93 billion Euros. Maquet has around 7,000 employees and provides 53 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 300 sales partners. Maquet | The Gold Standard.

For more information, please visit www.maquet.com.

Marquardt GmbH (Germany)

Marquardt has been a successful international and independent family business for over 85 years. We are a leading manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems. Our products are used by all big-name manufacturers in the automotive industry. You will also find our systems in household appliances and other industrial applications. We are global market leaders in the field of electric power tool switches. Our team consists of more than 7,000 employees worldwide at thirteen locations in ten countries – all striving to turn ideas into marketable, cutting edge technologies.

More about Marquardt on www.marquardt.de

Martin Engineering Ltda. (Brazil)

Martin Engineering Ltda.

Martin Engineering was founded in 1944, it headquartered is in Neponset, Illinois – EA, and it has approximately 900 employees in the worldwide. Martin Engineering is a world-leading provider of systems and equipment to make the handling of bulk goods more safe, clean and productive.  Its product line is the most complete of the market in this segment, and it counts on scrapers, solutions to transfer points, air cannons and industrial vibrators, among many others. Martin has its main focus on the development and innovation of high-performance equipment, simplified design and easy maintenance. In Brazil has its headquarters in Campinas and has sales and service teams throughout Brazil. Is still a family owned company with business units and commercial offices in Mexico, China, France, Germany, Britain, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Colombia and India, with licenses in Canada, Australia, Japan and Chile.

More information: http://www.martin-eng.com

Max Holder GmbH (Germany)

Max Holder GmbH

Max Holder GmbH is the leading manufacturer of multifunctional implement carriers with articulated-frame steering used year round by councils and service providers as well as in fruit orchards and vineyards.

For Holder, the commitment to Germany as the manufacturing base is part of its corporate philosophy.

Holder products are built for professional use under the most challenging conditions. Particularly for demanding task, the versatile vehicles can play to their full strength. It is not for nothing that the name Holder stands for longevity, quality and innovation, ever since 1888.

More about Holder on www.max-holder.com

Melitta Household Products (China)

Melitta Household Products

Melitta household products, which is part of Germany’s Melitta Group has established its current facilities in the pearl river delta in Shenzhen in 2008. Household goods such as coffee machine, milk froths and water kettles are produced in the Chinese facilities are sold to customers worldwide. Besides that, the Melitta group is also famous for coffee and filter papers mainly distributed via Germany, the US & Shenzhen.

The wholly foreign owned company has about 500 employees who are manufacturing their products with a high level of customer orientation. The company is closely interlinked with its local suppliers and also benefits from the strategic location close to Southeast-Asia as well as a short Connection to one of Asia’s biggest harbors in Shenzhen.

More about Melitta on www.melitta.info

Memminger-Iro GmbH (Germany)

Founded in Freudenstadt in 1957, Memminger-Iro GmbH has its headquarters in Dornstetten, in the northern Black Forest. 230 of Memminger's 400 employees worldwide work at this site, covering an area ofabout 22,500 square metres. As the leading name on the global market, we develop and manufacture high-tech components for the textiles industry and deliver them to over 100 countries around the world.

The global success of Memminger-Iro GmbH was founded on the courageous decision, taken at an early stage, to develop better products than those offered on the market. The same fundamental attitude of constantly questioning existing technologies continues to be the foundation of research and development at Memminger-Iro to this day: Uncompromisingly market-oriented.

Innovative technology consistently produced to the highest level. The systems for yarn feeding, lubricating and control guarantee efficiency and optimum quality in knitting machines. Memminger-Iro's quality assurance guarantees that Memminger-Iro products always meet this requirement.

More about Memminger on www.memminger-iro.de

MTU Aero Engines AG (Germany)

MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and an established global player in the industry. The company engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and stationary gas turbines. Operating affiliates all over the world, MTU has a local presence in major regions and markets.

In the commercial engine business, MTU has content in all thrust and power categories, from propulsion systems for business jets and engines for narrowbody aircraft with geared turbofan technology to the world's most powerful engines. The company is a valued and trusted partner to all of the big players in the industry: GE, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce.

In the maintenance business, MTU Maintenance is the world's largest independent provider of commercial engine MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services in terms of sales. The primary focus is on providing support for engines in which MTU is a risk- and revenue-sharing partner. MTU is the leading global provider of maintenance and repair services for the V2500, the engine powering the current Airbus A320 family of aircraft. MTU Maintenance also offers repair solutions for a wide variety of different engine types.

In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines flown by the country's military. The company delivers the enabling technologies, develops and manufactures engines and engine components, and provides logistics support.

More about MTU Aero Engines AG on www.mtu.de

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (Germany)

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH as subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (formely Tognum AG), supplies diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles, industrial applications und decentralized power-generating systems. To control and monitor its engines and propulsion systems the company develops and manufactures its own tailor-made electronic systems.

The range of products covering diesel engines from 20 kW to 9,100 kW and gas turbines is one of the most modern and comprehensive in the sector. To control and monitor its engines and propulsion systems the company develops and manufactures its own tailor-made electronic systems.

Guiding principles of manufacturing at MTU-Friedrichshafen:

  • Exploit the full potential of processes and technologies to continuously improve productivity
  • Establish reliable and robust processes and supply components of the highest quality
  • Continuously improve logistics processes and achieve a high degree of delivery reliability combined with low inventories and minimum cycle times
  • Encourage and motivate employees to reach our common goals
  • React to changing market and marginal conditions, deploying a high level of adaptiveness
  • Bein a learning organisation and continuously strive to improve

Only those ready to change will persist!

More about MTU on www.mtu-online.com

Oskar Frech (Germany)

Oskar Frech was founded in 1949 as a company for the manufacture of diecasting and plastic injection tools in Schorndorf near Stuttgart by the toolmaker Oskar Frech. In 1965, the founder's son, Wolfgang Frech, a graduate mechanical engineer, overtook responsibility for the company. He was the driving force for the expansion of the product range to include hot and cold chamber diecasting machines, as well as for the international orientation of the company. Today he remains the figurehead of the company as the president of the advisory board. The company Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG is renowned for the manufacture of the highest quality diecasting machines and tooling available on the market today. Wherever reliability and safety are a priority and whenever the latest process technology is a requirement, its worldwide network of companies and our comprehensive service program are the guarantee of satisfaction for customers. Due to the worldwide structure of the Group, Frech is proud to offer you a unique and complete product range. The Group has its headquarter in Schorndorf, Southern Germany. Additionally, a Sales and Service Center in the North of Germany in Velbert and currently 20 other international subsidiaries and sales offices. In total, Oskar Frech employs approx.700 people. 35 field service engineers are taking care of its customers. Due to the global development of our industry, Oskar Frech is obviously striving for continuous improvement in its sales and service network and for the extension of its international manufacturing facilities.

www.frech.com

Pama S.p.A. (Italy)

Pama S.p.A.

Pama S.p.A. produces machine tools since 1926, its brand is known worldwide for quality in the field of boring and milling / mechanical components of large dimensions. Among its clients, include prestigious names such as General Electric, Siemens, Fincantieri, Vestas Wind Systems, Koenig & Bauer, Fiat Hitachi, Dong Fang Steam Turbines, Caterpillar etc.

Today Pama has in the field of milling / boring of large parts a full and modern range of products, especially the new line SPEEDRAM, the gantry type machine with vertical spindle VERTIRAM and new work center PPEDMAT S-HP with a wide range of configurations as well as high performance both in speed and in removal capacity allow it to be effectively used in various fields of application such as general engineering, energy, motoring, aerospace, shipbuilding, etc..

For years, Pama pursues excellence through the application of the Lean Enterprise. The change process has started with the optimization of initial order startup, of assembly and supplier management. It is then extended to shop floor, installations and service, culminating in recent times in the more advanced versions of Lean Enterprise as those represented by the Shop floor Management and Supply Chain Action Board.

More information: www.pama.it

Pepperl+Fuchs Fém- és Műanyagtechnikai Kft. (Hungary)

Pepperl+Fuchs Fém- és Műanyagtechnikai Kft. provides the manufacturing plants of Pepperl+Fuchs Group all around the world with metal and injection molded plastic parts of industrial sensors. In addition, lightguide products, floating switches and cable confection units are produced for the internal and external customers. After many years of lean experience and a several improvement projects like optimizing material flow and workstations, Pepperl+Fuchs decided to introduce Shopfloor Management (SFM) in 2014. 

The daily communication has made the work of the managers standardised, more effective and more efficient. The structured problem-solving process takes place in a controlled fashion. Of course, all this is adjusted to the company’s unique organizational structure and processes. Developing subordinates (mentoring) is an essential part of the leadership. The lean expert as a couch supports the consolidation of this ”mentoring” behaviour.

More about Pepperl+Fuchs Fém- és Műanyagtechnikai Kft. on www.pepperl-fuchs.com

Philips Lighting (Hungary)

Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. Philips had pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring the company is well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. Philips aims to further strengthen its position in the digital market through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on our broad portfolio, distribution and brand in conventional lighting.

Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires, electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following businesses: Light Sources & Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds.

More about Philips Lighting onwww.lighting.philips.com

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (Germany, Poland)

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

Recaro Aircraft Seating based in Schwäbisch Hall is a globally active manufacturer of premium aircraft seats for the leading airlines worldwide. The company has around 2,000 employees, including 1,000 working in Germany, and operates plants in Germany, Poland, the USA, China as well as Service centers in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
Recaro Aircraft Seating generated sales of 409 million Euros in 2015. The company ranks among the world’s top three aircraft seat manufacturers. Recaro Aircraft Seating is part of the Recaro Group, which includes the independently operating division Recaro Child Safety (child car seats), in Marktleugast, Germany.

Goals:

Quality and safety, adherence to delivery schedules and complete control of manufacturing costs with high variant variety and significant fluctuations in utilisation. Potential for improvement in all areas and motivation of employees. Open communication and Kaizen workshops as engine for change as key factor. Significant successes of lean activities are reduction in manufacturing costs and improvement of competitiveness.

More about Recaro on www.recaro-as.com

RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG

RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1966 and is the leading manufacturer of titanium zinc products for building applications. The product range includes products with various surface structures for roofs, façades and roof drainage. RHEINZINK titanium zinc is a design-oriented modern material also used by a number of internationally renowned architects including Daniel Libeskind, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid. On the market, the RHEINZINK brand stands for quality, delivery service and innovation. The main manufacturing site in Datteln produces both semi-finished and finished products. The production process includes the only titanium zinc casting and rolling mill in the world, one of the most modern plants for surface treatment of the strip and various metal processing techniques for series and small series production. Today, RHEINZINK is a part of the Grillo Group, employs more than 800 people, with subsidiaries and sales offices in 28 countries across 5 continents.

More about RHEINZINK on www.rheinzink.de

ROBERT SEUFFER GMBH & CO. KG (Germany)

ROBERT SEUFFER GMBH & CO. KG has been a successful and future-oriented family business for over 85 years, characterised by flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes and a high degree of flexibility.  The company currently employs around 530 people at its Calw-Hirsau site (Baden Württemberg). In the fiscal year 2013, ROBERT SEUFFER generated sales of around EUR 94 million, as a supplier specialising in white goods, utility vehicles and cars. It boasts all of the big-name manufacturers worldwide from these industries on its reference list. Its main business activity is consulting on, developing and manufacturing high quality sensors, human/machine interfaces (switches and input systems) and power electronics. 

More about Seuffer on www.seuffer.de

Schneider Electric Hungária Zrt. (Hungary)

Schneider Electric Gyöngyös Plant, the former Prodax ISC kit manufacturer, started from 2008 to produce Canalis KT busbars used for electric power distribution, presently is the leading European factory for Schneider Electric Canalis products. Nowadays the Gyöngyös Plant is distributing to the markets in Europe, Africa and Middle-East, producing over 100km KT busway per year. 

As the producer of Canalis high-power busways, it offers premium quality products with the most competitive costs and maximum level of customer demand service. It focuses on the development of employees as well as on the efficiency of processes along the whole supply chain to offer customized and optimized solutions for the customers. All the employees follow the priorities of Safety, Quality, Reliability and Efficiency meanwhile paying attention to honour and take care close relationship with the customers to maximally understand their needs for ensure them the highest added value.

More about Schneider Electric Hungária Zrt. on www.schneider-electric.com

SCHOTT Brasil Ltda. (Brazil) + SCHOTT Flat Glass CR, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)

SCHOTT is an international technology group with over 125 years of experience in glass, specialty materials and advanced technologies. With high quality products and intelligent solutions, SCHOTT contributes to the success of its clients and makes SCHOTT part of every one's life.

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems is one of the leading providers of glass tubes and primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. SCHOTT provides quality solutions while complying the highest demands with its experience in special materials, specialized analytical lab services, and an extensive portfolio of products including light bulbs, carpules, vials and syringes of glass and COC polymer. The modern facilities and products comply with the most stringent international quality standards for pharmaceutical needs.

SCHOTT Brasil Ltda, has been located in Itupeva, countryside of São Paulo, since 2001. SCHOTT Brasil has been a manufacturer of parenterals glass packaging in this country for over 75 years. The factory covers a total area of 170,064 m2 with a 15,440 m2 built area and 34,058 m2 area of environmental protection. The technical support from SCHOTT Brazil is one of the company's differences, with a specialized staff offering support to its clients throughout the process of product development up to final packing and with over 450 employees and 1.2 billion units produced by year between ampoules, bottles and carpules.

The Lean Enterprise System along with the principles of continuous improvement is the foundation for achieving the strategic objectives of the company, to transform SCHOTT into an efficient company, with benefits for the employees and the customers.

More about SCHOTT on www.schott.com

Sematic Spa (Hungary)

Sematic Spa

Sematic Group is a leader in the industry of elevator components. Its activities include the production and distribution of standard and special automatic doors for lifts, elevators complete hydraulic and rope, their subsystems and components as well as cabins, archways and integrated solutions. With thein Osio Sotto (Italy), manufacturing facilities and commercial offices in Italy, UK,  Hungary, Germany, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Mexico and USA - Sematic is able to offer customers, architects and designers a wide range of products even for the most challenging projects: from standard and one-of-a-kind solutions for high-rise, residential and civil buildings to marine, commercial and heavy-duty applications as well as specific solutions for modernization.

In the perspective of continuous improvement of processes in the company, in 2011 Sematic has launched the project group LEAN 3WD that is developed into a series of sub-projects, related to the philosophy of "Lean Production", aimed to increase the productivity, reduce lead time and to systematically eliminate all activities that do not create value added, introducing in the company a new way of thinking in order to build a lasting competitive advantage.

More information: www.sematic.com

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

For more than 65 years, the name Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG has been synonymous with quality products, true sound and tailor-made solutions when it comes to recording, transmission and sound reproduction. The company aims to ensure that people can not only hear exceptional sound in every respect, but that they can feel it, too. Thanks to German technology and decades of experience in professional business and innovative science, Sennheiser remains faithful to authentic sound and sets new standards in the area of headphones, headsets, microphones and integrated systems.

More about Sennheiser on www.sennheiser.com

SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG (Germany, Italy, Poland)

SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co. KG

SEW-EURODRIVE is an internationally successful family-owned enterprise with about 16,500 employees and with a turnover of circa 2.714 billion Euros for 2015. As one of the leading enterprises in drive engineering, SEW-EURODRIVE is a motor of progress and keeps the world moving every day with its drive motors and frequency converters, servo drive systems, local drive systems and industrial gear mechanisms.

Order processing within two hours by means of ...

  • Small factory units: Product-oriented production segments which work within precise customer-supplier relations.
  • Production islands: Autonomous production groups produce module components in a consumption-driven way.
  • Sprinter strategy: Strategic orientation and continuous improvement of business processes.
  • System of operating figures: Process performance is permanently measured and currently visualised. By means of a target agreement, employees are integrated into a function where they are responsible for the results.
  • Pursuit of excellence: Management and employees consequently optimise process by process and measure the degree of excellence.

The SEW Group in Germany comprises 28 technical offices and five service centres and assembly plants. In worldwide 48 countries SEW maintains 14 production plants as well as 79 Drive Technology Centres.

www.sew-eurodrive.de

Johann Soder"The key to our financial survival and competitiveness lies to an increasing degree in the growing expansion of the ability to learn, to innovate and to change. During two re-organisation steps, we firstly introduced flow production according to the pull principle. The main results were reduced processing times and small closed quality loops. During the second step and within the scope of the planning of a new building, we had the opportunity to materialise our vision of a process-oriented factory. The fact that we won the renowned award “Best Factory” at the first onset is clear evidence that nothing is more successful than permanent change.”

Johann Soder
Geschäftsführer Technik, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG

More about SEW-EURODRIVE on www.sew-eurodrive.com

Shenyang Machine Tool Group (China)

Shenyang Machine Tool Group

Shenyang machine tool is situated just in the industrial area of Shenyang. As a global manufacturing player, SYMG’s footprint covers five continents, with 10 Sales organization and one production base in Germany. In addition SYMG has another three production facilities and 87 dealers in China.

This fully state-owned company is focusing on turning, milling, drilling, boring technology with 6 main product series for the domestic but also global market. Currently about 13,500 employees are working in the facilities which are covering the full range from mechanical workshop, assembly processes and testing until finally making its way to the showrooms and customers. Nearly one third customers of SYMG are from the automotive industry. In 2011, SYMG achieved the top position in terms of sales volume within the machine tool industry all over the world.

Siemens AG (Germany)

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. The Group operates in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare, as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Siemens is also one of the world's largest providers of environmentally friendly technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In the fiscal year 2013, which ended on 30 September 2013, Siemens achieved revenue from continuing operations of EUR 75.9 billion and after-tax profit of EUR 4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.

More about Siemens AG on www.siemens.com

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG (Germany)

TRUMPF, as high-technology company, provides manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools, lasers and electronics. Digital networking of manufacturing industry is the driving force behind the family-owned business, shaped by consulting, platform and software offers. TRUMPF is one of the world’s leading companies for machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing and for industrial lasers. 2015/16 the company generated a turnover of 2,8 billion Euros with more than 11.000 employees. TRUMPF is represented with close to 70 subsidiaries in nearly all European countries, as well as in north and south America and in Asia. Production locations are in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, United States of America, Mexico, China as well as Japan.

For more information, visit  www.trumpf.com

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG

Voith Turbo is a group division of Voith AG. As leading specialist for drive systems and components and respectable and competent partner of international customers, Voith Turbo stands for innovation, reliability and fairness in various operational areas. The company develops and manufactures state-of-the-art drive and brake systems for industrial, railway and marine applications – these are mechanic, hydrodynamic, electric and electronic solutions.

Antriebstechnik von Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KGThe efficient transformation of primary energy in mechanical power – this is the world of Voith Turbo Industrie with their head office in Crailsheim. Their business activities range from power generation and supply over petrochemistry on- and offshore, chemistry, conveyor and materials preparation technology to mining, metallurgy and mechanical engineering.

Voith sets standards on the markets of energy, oil and gas, paper, transport and automotive. Established in 1867, Voith today is one of the biggest family enterprises in Europe with more than 39,000 employees, 5,3 billion euro turnover and over 50 locations worldwide. Today, one third of the entire paper production is produced on Voith paper machines. One third of the global power generated from water power is generated with turbines and generators from Voith Hydro. Drive elements from Voith Turbo are used all over the world in industrial facilities as well as for railways, road vehicles and water crafts. Voith Industrial Services is one of the leading suppliers of technical services.

More about Voith Turbo on www.voithturbo.de

VOITH PAPER China Co. Ltd. (China)

VOITH PAPER China Co. Ltd.

It's already been 70 years since Voith exported the first paper machines to China. Since those days a lot has changed – Today, Voith is running two factories for paper machines in China and is well located within its network of other facilities belonging to other divisions of the Voith Group.

In the 70.000 square meter facilities, situated in Kunshan, just outside Shanghai, currently several workshops as well as offices and a technology Center for the whole Voith Paper China branch are located. About 1000 employees are focusing on the production of paper machine parts such as rolls which can reach lengths up to 15 meters relying on a highly efficient, “big-part” machine & equipment parts. Additionally, the location became the Headquarters for Voith Paper’s operations all over Asia.

More about Voith Paper on www.voith.com

Volvo do Brasil (Brazil)

Volvo do Brasil

Present in Brazil since the 70s, the VOLVO trucks began the production in the city of Curitiba in 17.  Since then, VOLVO of Brazil has developed technologies and innovative solutions, both in its products and in production processes and logistics, distribution services and spare parts. VOLVO did this, always acting bravery to satisfy its customers through quick and intelligent, practical solutions. Recently the VOLVO has innovated by launching several new products to meet the needs of an increasingly and sophisticated demanding market, with improvements in safety, comfort, fuel economy, navigation and emissions. In the Decade of 0 Curitiba´s factory went on to improve its processes by introducing the concept of Self Managed Teams. In early 2000, the Curitiba´s factory introduced the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, the embryo of VPS- Volvo Production System,  concept that would later be adopted globally. In this journey, Volvo recorded significant gains in the safety of its employees, the quality of its products and in the industrial productivity. 

more information: http://www.volvogroup.com/

WERMA Signaltechnik GmbH + Co. KG (Germany)

WERMA Signaltechnik is one of the globally leading companies for optical and acoustic signal devices.  The globally active company from Swabia in Germany is pioneering in terms of technical and future-fit innovations. Its signal devices ensure safe working environments and efficient processes with machines, systems, manufacturing bays and buildings.
WERMA Elektrogeräte have developed and produced electric appliances for more than 60 years. WERMA Signalgeräte inform or alert people, machines and computers. With a product range of more than 3,500 articles, WERMA signalling devices offer solutions for the most diverse of applications and settings.
Plastic components, electronics, tools, devices and systems are manufactured by WERMA –  guaranteed to be 'made in Germany'. In manufacturing technology, the company uses the benefits of lean production processes and intelligent automation. This makes WERMA both fast and flexible. Certified in compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008, the quality of processes and products is stringently monitored. This guarantees the consistently high quality of all WERMA products.
Innovation is the driving force that enables WERMA to expand upon its technological advantage. WERMA carries out both systematic background research as well as specific product development, to which state-of-the-art project management methods are applied. All new developments are tested and inspected in the company's own optical and acoustic laboratories. A host of patents, design awards and customer evaluations go to prove the success of such innovation management.

More on WERMA Signaltechnik on www.werma.de/en

AHK Poland - Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Poland)

Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Poland) is not only the largest bilateral Chamber in Poland, but also one of the most influential German-Foreign Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the world.

AHK Poland represents the interests of approximately 1,000 member companies and more than ten years’ experience in development of Polish-German economic relations. Membership in the Chamber includes: invitations to a number of business meetings, access to valuable information, opportunities to promote companies among the other members, and many additional services.

50-member team of the Chamber works for companies belonging to the AHK Poland and is responsible for the professional services consulting firms in Germany and the Polish and the development of relations with the institutions on both sides of the border.