Awarded: Altendorf Group receives Productivity Award

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The Altendorf Group from Minden is a typical hidden champion of the German SME sector. The world market leader in the manufacture of premium-class sliding table saws and edgebanding machines has succeeded in almost doubling output at its Hebrock brand plant – in just four months. This was achieved through a line concept, digital support and employees who are open to new ideas. For this achievement, the machine manufacturer received the Productivity Award from the Concept AG.

Minden, October 04, 2022, With the support of the Concept AG, a dedicated team from Hebrock developed a line production with defined work contents for 14 stations and implemented the new structure in a very short time. For this purpose, the factory hall was converted and equipped so that the machines can move continuously from station to station with a cycle time of 105 minutes.

14 work stations á 105 minutes to the finished edgebander

The time target is monitored as part of digital store floor management and accompanied by a continuous improvement process (CIP). “We have completely turned our production around and, as a result, increased the weekly output of edge banding machines by around 67 percent. Today, we work many times more efficiently, because the digital support and the CIP accelerate our internal control processes enormously,” is the positive conclusion of Hebrock Managing Director Roman Kühnlein.

Peter Schwenk, CEO of the Altendorf Group, in a video talk about the Productivity Award: (German language)

About the Altendorf Group

The Altendorf Group is the world market leader for the manufacture of premium sliding table saws and is one of the hidden champions of the German SME sector. The company was founded in 1906 and has a strong brand recognition worldwide. Its most successful product is the F 45 sliding table saw, also known as “The Altendorf”. It is internationally synonymous with the sliding table saw product category. The latest innovation is HAND GUARD. A globally unique early detection system with two cameras that protects man, machine and material. Since 2018, the Hebrock company with its high-quality Hebrock edgebanders has been part of the Altendorf Group. With subsidiaries in Australia, China, India and the USA, it employs more than 360 people worldwide.

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