DESMA IS UNIQUE FOR ME!
Interview with Markus Braun, Head of IT , celebrates 10th anniversary at DESMA:
How did you come across DESMA?
Markus Braun: "At a very early age, I was interested in everything revolving around computers so that it was always evident for me to make the hobby a profession.
Many internships provided insights into very different IT worlds – from the typical 'hardware forge' to software enterprises.
While ambling through the Education Fair in Tuttlingen in 2008, I became aware of DESMA in Fridingen and actively informed myself about the company and the IT job profiles there.
I was fascinated by getting to know the information technology at a mechanical engineering company and applied for an internship at DESMA. As a response to this application, I was made aware of a recently advertised apprenticeship position for business informatics. I spontaneously decided to prefer this training at DESMA to studies actually aimed at."
What has been the most impressive experience so far?
Markus Braun: "Apart from many successful projects I have been able to implement so far, I especially remember other interpersonal experiences, such as the trust placed in me when being entrusted with an executive position, the moments I learnt a lot within a very interesting training program, many precious pieces of advice from experienced DESMA employees on the development of a DESMA junior executive, the strong support I received during my studies, and particularly getting to know the people in the enterprise who have made DESMA so unique and interesting for me.
There is one special event which I like to recall. In 2015, DESMA celebrated the big 50-year anniversary. It was impressive to see how much pride and enthusiasm we took to prepare the celebration jointly, how we celebrated it and how the DNA of DESMA was presented."
What makes DESMA special for you?
Markus Braun: "To me DESMA is a modern and flexible company looking incessantly at the latest innovations and constructive changes – not only in terms of the product, but also in process management and organization.
This involves for my responsibility a daily challenge which preserves the thrill not to lose the pleasure in working thanks to having the chance to actively shape the process of change.
Those 10 years at DESMA also showed me that it has been the tireless dedication and the high flexibility of the DESMA employees which have made this corporate culture possible at all - because the human aspect has not been forgotten!"
How did you experience the development of the company?
Markus Braun: "My vocational training started 2008, the time of crisis of the entire global capital market and apparently I had caught the worst time for a start - that was at least my thinking. However, it was rather interesting to see and to actively take part in freeing us from the then heavily depressive market situation enabled by DESMA's continuous strong focus on innovation & growth. Since then, we have witnessed a very positive market development from which DESMA has emerged stronger than ever before and has continued to expand its claim as the market and technology leader in the niche market of elastomer injection moulding machines especially by launching at an early stage many digital software products as technical innovation boosters of the digital age."
What do you regard as the most important challenges for the future?
Markus Braun: "With the worldwide introduction of the SAP S/4HANA ERP system, DESMA is facing the major IT project in the company's history which I will actively attend. I am looking forward to this big challenge and to a continued interesting, exciting and instructive time at DESMA."
"LET'S TALK FUTURE" WITH THE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL GELNHAUSEN
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 the vocational schools Gelnhausen and Klöckner DESMA Elastomertechnik invited to the joint Technology Day!
The new options for the efficient, flexible and resource-saving elastomer production of today and tomorrow were presented.
The program included interesting lectures and presentations on the latest digitization possibilities, automation solutions and innovative process technology from DESMA. The event ended with a live machine demonstration in the technical center and an exchange of knowledge among the visitors.
Many thanks again to all of our guests and people involved!
DESMA LIVES SUSTAINABILITY
DESMA India was honoured with the "Sustainability Award 2018" of the German-Indian Chamber of Commerce as the winner for an outstanding sustainable company. This award is given for outstanding performance in the area of Sustainable Business Practices, i.e. for the way the company acts in financial, social and environmental risks and commitments.
This award was received personally by Mr. Mahendra Patel( Executive Vice Chairman) and Mr. Arun Mankodi ( Managing Director) at Mumbai on 20th September 2018.
THE EMPLOYEES GIVE A COMPANY ITS SOUL
Jaivardhan Verma, Human Resources Manager at DESMA India, acts according to this philosophy and is also convinced that a balance between body, mind and soul creates more efficiency and a holistic well-being in private life and thus also in the workplace. Every company should take care of the physical and mental health of its employees. This is a top priority for our colleagues in India and they even receive an award for "TOP HR LEADERS".
DESMA IS A PLACE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
I started my apprenticeship as an electronics technician specializing in automation technology at DESMA in 2008. After the training I was employed and have been travelling around the globe as a service technician for more than 4 years. Afterwards, I continue my training as an electrical engineer, which I successfully completed. In July I started my new position in the project department. I think DESMA provides amazing opportunities. A company not offering such a support would not be an option to me. I'm happy to embrace the new challenges and to help the team with my newly acquired knowledge.
(Manuel Stricker, Project Engineer)
Our new trainees are here - WELCOME!
On 01 September four trainees started their professional lives at DESMA. After an introduction, Jonathan Höhn (electronics technician for automation technology), Max Schmid (industrial mechanic), Tizian Nothdurft (industrial mechanic) and Janis Hartung (electronics technician for automation technology) were allowed to work at their new workplace - our training center - and actively participate.
It is very important for us to offer the young people a varied and interesting apprenticeship.
Therefore the trainees get insights into each department and in their own project the respective knowledge can be deepened and practiced. We wish our trainees a lot of fun during their training!
DKG PRODUCT AWARD
DESMA has won the DKG Product Award for the SmartConnect 4.U product family in the category “Raw materials and additives”. This means: Products used in the manufacture of elastomer products (e.g. machinery and equipment, and raw materials).
Many amenities of modern life would be inconceivable without products made of rubber, rubber and elastomers. We rely on them in medicine. They ensure our supply of food and energy. They make our work and our everyday life easier. These innovative and powerful products often do their job in the invisible. The DKG Product Award 2018 highlights them. It is presented by the German Rubber Society (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e. V.) to underline the innovative dynamism of the German rubber industry and to make the attractiveness of the industry accessible to a broad public and thus to promote the industry.
Awards are given for outstanding and/or particularly creative products, developments and solutions in the field of elastomer products. Evaluation criteria: Idea and implementation, degree of innovation, technology, economy, ecology, Interaction human - product, design and aesthetics, quality of documentation.
THANKS FOR A SPECIAL DKT 2018
DESMA, the mechanical engineering company, demonstrated its impressive capability at this year's most important event for the elastomer industry. The distinction of the DKT Product Award underlines the technological ambitions and future success of DESMA.
This year, DESMA presented its products on a larger stand at DKT than ever before. The company demonstrated its capabilities on 200 m² and two floors. Visitors from 35 countries had the opportunity to see two machines equipped with the latest technology, and to experience how modern elastomer processing works.
DKG Product Award
DESMA is particularly proud that SmartConnect4.U has been given the DKG Product Award in the category of Raw Materials and Auxiliary Materials.
The selection committee commented: "Also in the rubber industry, the interaction of man and machine requires adapted practical solutions. Here, SmartConnect4.U offers digital networking of injection molding machines and peripheral systems using generic interfaces and systems. It enables increased efficiency and availability of the entire system in elastomer processing. Furthermore, the approach offers the individualization and traceability of products in an increasingly flexible production".
Martin Schürmann sees the award as both confirmation and incentive: "We would like to sincerely thank DKG once again for this honourable award. Since the Product Award is selected by a scientific advisory board and awarded by the German Rubber Society, it expresses the recognition of an entire industry of our product developments on the subject of Industry 4.0. This supports and motivates us to continue our efforts to contribute to the success of our industry and customers."
With the SmartConnect 4.U product series DESMA has a proven history of demonstrating how intelligent networking can make production processes more flexible, efficient and resource-saving. The systems ensure higher plant and machine availability, transparent and better product quality as well as unit cost-oriented production efficiency. DESMA will continue to further develop the system for the benefit of the customers.
DESMA Records 2018
In the yearly RECORDS magazine, presented by Martin Schürmann in Nuremberg, DESMA takes a look back at the success of the past year. In 2017, DESMA obtained orders from all over the world for 517 machines. Showcasing the individual location activities, this year's RECORDS is dedicated to the customer success; ensured by DESMA services and the 588 DESMA employees.
Exhibits on the display
The two exhibits on the display were received with great interest by the DKT attendees.
A D 969.100 Z was on display to produce sample parts; without waste or rework. This was made possible by a ZeroWaste ITM pot. This pot was further developed with eight temperature-controlled nozzles for sprueless direct injection. The integrated internal mold pressure sensor is used to switch off the transfer process and maintains a constant product volume. A swivelling screw cylinder allows compounds and tools to be changed within 10 minutes.
In a vertical BENCHMARK D 968.250 ZOB, DESMA installed the new FlowControl E-Drive cold runner with electrically controlled shut-off nozzles. The filling process of each nozzle can be controlled and balanced individually via the machine controller or via the internal mould pressure sensor PressureSense.
Both machines were equipped with the SmartConnect 4.U cockpit, which creates new dimensions in the communication between machine manufacturers and users. Enormous optimization potentials can be exploited with online support and the online shop for spare parts via electronic machine files, automatic monitoring of the machine status and an intelligent maintenance tool.
SmartTrace for transparency
The detailed documentation of the production and traceability of individual parts are becoming increasingly important. With SmartTrace, DESMA showcased its proven solution when the produced article becomes the information carrier.
To start with, an integrated laser scans the QR code of the tool in the injection molding machine and all data required for the process is automatically displayed. Optionally, a hand-held scanner can be employed to read the compound used and to link it with the relevant process parameters. After demolding, a laser station provides the article with a QR code. This allows the principal process values to be read and traced easily and at any time.