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​First for quality

The "Quality" category in the "Art meets technology - back in the game" competition was won exclusively by SCHUNK trainees. Machinists and mechatronics engineers spent two months building a digital pinball machine under the direction of SCHUNK trainee instructors Timo Wössner and Hans Krauss and ultimately it was their design that won over the jury.
Winning team AMB competition The winning team won over the jury with its quality: Apprentice trainer Timo Wössner with Leon Krause, mechatronics technician, and Nick Westenberger, metal-cutting mechanic (from left to right) Image: SCHUNK

Quality is the hallmark of SCHUNK as a technology leader and one of its most important values. Both in terms of toolholding and workholding, gripping technology and automation technology, as well as in training itself, the traditional family business is a leader when it comes to quality. It is therefore a superb success that, with a reinterpretation of a pinball machine, SCHUNK trainees from what is now their second year of training were able to gain first place in the "Quality" category of the "Art meets Technology - back in the game" competition. For this, metal-cutting mechanics machined the aluminum profiles and the mechatronics engineers designed the digital surface using software before decorating it with genuine SCHUNK products.

Exhibitors were invited to take part in the campaign at this year's AMB in Stuttgart by the trade journal mav. The task was to re-enact a favorite game that was faithful to the original, with well-known board games just as welcome as classic pub games, sports and dexterity or concentration games. The competition has been spurring AMB exhibitors on to provide proof of their production prowess, ingenuity and love of fun since 2008. The results of the work were exhibited and earned appreciative glances from visitors throughout the entire trade fair. Trainees from a total of twelve companies took part in the 2022 competition. A top-class jury assessed the games based on professional criteria in two categories of originality - type of game, design and appearance and playability - and quality - workmanship and surface quality, execution as well as material. One half of the final result was determined by a jury of experts from the organizer and the other half by voting. The first-place winners from SCHUNK won over the jury with their creativity, quality, care and the high-quality workmanship of their game solution.

Quality meets training - SCHUNK, an excellent talent factory

Various studies have already proven that family-owned company SCHUNK is one of Germany's best companies for training - this year, SCHUNK was named one of Germany's top talent pools for the fifth time in a row. The result of the performance competition of the Central German Tradesman's Association had also proven that young people at SCHUNK are trained to be the best manual workers in the country.

Traditionally, the company focuses on outstanding training and regularly makes huge investments in future-oriented, holistic training at its sites in Lauffen/Hausen, Mengen and St. Georgen: Basic craftsmanship skills, digital learning content, and work with state-of-the-art machine and plant technology are just as much a part of the training program as social commitment, involvement in inclusion projects, and individual, personal development. At SCHUNK, we provide young people with the opportunity to find their profession for life and actively shape their future - hand in hand for tomorrow.

More than 95 percent of the trainees stay with SCHUNK once they have successfully completed their training. For the pioneer and innovator in the field of production automation is a premium Smart Factory supplier and thus a key player in shaping the industrial future.

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