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Markus and Stefan Pollmann together with Consul General Brigitte Robinson-Seyrlehner and Consul (Commercial Affairs) Mag.a Christina Schösser from the Austrian Consulate in Shanghai.

Pollmann International continues vigorous expansion in China

Austrian automotive supplier accelerates growth

April 13 is a day when Pollmann China celebrates the future. On this date, the company, which specializes in mechanical and electromechanical modules, breaks ground for the 3rd expansion stage of its production location in Kunshan, again highlighting its strong global growth.

Having recently decided to establish a second production site in Austria, Pollmann International is now expanding its capacities also in China. The ground-breaking ceremony continues the successful growth which Pollmann Mechatronics Co., Ltd. started 12 years ago in Kunshan. Consul General Brigitte Robinson-Seyrlehner and Consul (Commercial Affairs) Mag.a Christina Schösser from the Austrian Consulate in Shanghai and Mr. Gu Xiangmin, Mayor of Zhangpu Town attended the festivities.

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from left to right:Reinhold Krammer, attorney at law Masuda,Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd and honorary Austrian Consul in Chicago. /Peter Sedlmayer, Austrian Trade Commissioner Chicago Office /Tim Giometti, President Pollmann NA/ HE Dr. Wolfgang Waldner, Ambassador Republic of Austria/ Dr. Gudrun Faudon-Waldner, wife of Dr. Waldner/ Charlie Patel, Manufacturing Manager Pollmann NA/ Michael Jermolowicz, Sales Manager Pollmann NA.

Dr. Waldner visits Pollmann North America

Dr. Wolfgang Waldner, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, who is stationed in Washington DC came to visit Chicago on April 9, to meet government officials, present at the Chicago University and visit Austrian based companies.

Per the request of Austrian Trade Commissioner Mr. Peter Sedlmayer, Pollmann hosted Dr. Waldner as well and gave a presentation on Pollmann´s capabilities and invited him for a plant tour. Dr. Waldner was particularly impressed by Pollmann´s level of automation and complex manufacturing processes at the Romeoville plant.

Pollmann part of huge delegation in China

From 7th to 12th of April 2018 Stefan Pollmann from Pollmann International accompanied more than 250 personalities out of Austrian Politics and economy on a journey to Beijing and Chengdu.

Some highlights of the trip to China have been the conference "AUSTRIA CONNECT CHINA 2018" - "LET´S TALK STRATEGY" which took place in Beijing, the opening ceremony of the Austrian General Consulate in Chengdu and several fields trips to local companies. "The journey provided a great opportunity to talk to local trading partners, gave information about the impressive development of the China´s industrial power and showed promising outlook for the subsidiary in Kunshan", said Stefan Pollmann.

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New Managing Director of Pollmann in Karlstein

In February, new Managing Director Winfried Rossmann took the helm at the Austria location of Pollmann, a global company with a long tradition.

Mr. Rossmann has been with Pollmann in Karlstein as Head of the Operations Department since April 2017. In this role, he was responsible for all manufacturing segments. Having worked in top global companies, Mr. Rossmann brings a lot of international experience to Pollmann. His previous professional career included working at Miba and at a Greiner subsidiary where he was Managing Director. Rossmann is looking forward to his new responsibilities: “With my experience in fields like Quality Management, Key Accounting and Production Management, I have the right qualifications for this exciting new role.”

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More than 110 boys and girls interested in apprenticeships joined us with their parents for an information evening to find out about the 8 apprenticeship-based occupations offered at Pollmann.

17 apprentices will start their training in August and September. Pollmann is currently training 38 apprentices in the following fields: Mechatronics, Operations Logistics, Plastics Engineering, Technical Drawing, Metal Technology - Tool Shop Engineering, Metalworking - Turning and Electrical Engineering.

 

For the first time, we are offering training for the skilled occupation “Process(Production) Engineer” to develop skilled personnel for automated production.

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Pollmann supports Caritas

Pollmann received many smiles and “thank-yous” for its donation of EUR 7,100 to the Caritas Workshop Waidhofen/Th.

 

The company’s Christmas Party philosophy has always been: “Celebrate for a good cause in the region.” The Works Council for Wage Earners did a great job running the cash bar. Managing Director Erwin Negeli matched the amount raised and proudly presented Workshop Manager Karin Fida with a check for EUR 7,100. Thanks to this tradition, Pollmann has donated a total of EUR 29,100 to various charitable organizations in our region over the past five years.

 

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Pollmann Austria recognized 13 employees for 25 and 35 years of service

In an anniversary celebration, Pollmann and the Austrian Chamber of Labor and Commerce recognized 10 employees with 25 and 3 employees with 35 years of service.

 

As a family-owned business, appreciating and honoring long-term employees is a fundamental part of our culture and tradition. Together with the Works Council for Wage and Salary Earners, Managing Director Erwin Negeli thanked the employees for their dedicated service – a total of 355 years of experience, loyalty and exemplary commitment. 

Works Council Representative Reinhard Blumberger and Chamber of Labor Chairman Christian Hemerka from Waidhofen also expressed their gratitude and presented certificates of recognition and medals.

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Picture Drawing Contest 2017

Children of Pollmann employees drew wonderful pictures with the theme “Christmas Greetings to the World”.

The winning pictures were turned into beautiful Christmas cards which will be sent from all Pollmann locations to contacts around the world.

A big thank you for the many creative submissions! We wish the winners and participants lots of fun with their gifts - and Merry Christmas!

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Pollmann International commits to Waldviertel 2.0
Vitis gets a new production facility

Karlstein/Vitis. Pollmann International, the global market leader in sunroof kinematics and electromechanical door locks, continues its expansion in the automotive sector. With the purchase of a 65,000m2 commercial site in Vitis, the company is well positioned for future growth and development. Mayor Anette Töpfl, owner Markus Pollmann and Pollmann International CEOs Herbert Auer and Christian Schreiberhuber are very pleased that the Vitis Municipal Council has approved the purchase during its last meeting.

 


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