Special part production in Freiberg
The Freiberg branch expands the range of services of NÜRMONT
Installations GmbH & Co. considerably. In addition to
installation, this Saxony-based branch specializes in mechanical
production and repair of components and end products in machine
and system engineering.
High-precision components and mechanical parts are produced
to exact specifications on state-of-the-art machines. They
are often used in systems involved in the conversion of mechanical
and electrical energy due to their high level of quality.
NÜRMONT Freiberg produces for the most well-known machine
manufacturers in the world. This precision work keeps machines
and systems running in places from China to Russia to Africa.
In addition to the mechanical processing of welding modules,
the Freiberg branch also has years of experience in special
machine and scientific system engineering. The manufacture
of customer-specific pressure tanks is just one of the activities
carried out at this location in Saxony.
Thanks to increased involvement in the areas of semi-conductor
materials, regenerative energies, research and aviation, NÜRMONT
Freiberg is best equipped for the demands of the future.
Here's an overview of our range of services:
- Special mechanical engineering
- Scientific system engineering for semi-conductor material
reclamation and photovoltaics
- Module manufacture
- Tank construction
- Steel constructio
- Innovative partner of aviation and research facilities
- Service and retrofitting
Many roads lead to “Rome”
“Run Flat” is the innovative tire concept of
the Pirelli company that allows a vehicle to continue driving
with a flat tire. Thus, even with a puncture, you can drive
safely to the nearest repair shop.
One of the places where these tires are produced is Rome,
Georgia. Thanks to the high degree of automation in modern
production systems, Pirelli has been able to radically shorten
the production time of a tire!
At the Rome facility, four of these production systems were
installed and commissioned by Baumüller-Nürmont
Corp., the American subsidiary of NÜRMONT and Baumüller.
Thanks to the flawless work by and repeated great cooperation
with our NÜRMONTies in the past, NÜRMONT was again
chosen to install the fifth line.
Since the production lines largely consist of robots and
extruders, up to twelve NÜRMONTies were involved in setting
up, orienting and leveling the systems. The use of modern
measurement equipment ensures maximum precision here.
The work done by NÜRMONTies includes installation of
all machinery, electrical equipment, fluid technology and
media supply. Precise installation ensures proper subsequent
operation of the production systems and guarantees high product
The production lines were developed in Italy by Pirelli.
The components installed in Rome are European machines, which
demand corresponding know-how and technical background knowledge.
In order for the American Pirelli personnel to be able to
maintain and operate the systems later on, they played a supportive
role during installation. The NÜRMONT installation team
was about half American and half German. Besides eliminating
the language barrier, this way of doing things has a decisive
advantage, namely the combination of American and German expertise.
A generational shift in Freiberg
Heinz Stäber, Head of the Freiberg NÜRMONT branch,
has real staying power. Thanks to his stamina, a real free-market
nose paired with solid technical aptitude and the relevant
engineering knowledge, this native of Saxony has played an
important role at the Freiberg location since the very beginning.
As such, he guided and directed the fate of the branch from
1991 to 2005 as a production manager and from 2005 on as branch
manager. Mr. Stäber took on this challenge despite having
already celebrated 60 birthdays in his life. A main reason
for this was the employees. He has worked with some of them
for years and feels responsible for them in a special way.
Freiberg has made a name for itself in the industry over
the years in planning, design, production and installation,
as well as in the servicing of machines, assemblies and individual
components. Though it wasn't always easy after the reunification,
NÜRMONT was able to rely on the precise and reliable
work of its employees and thus gain the trust of customers.
Support for the Freiberg branch by the company management
at the headquarters in Feucht near Nuremberg was always a
sure thing. “In Freiberg, investment seeds fell on fertile
soil thanks to the entire team’s being well positioned,
qualified and highly motivated. So the success of the branch
is largely due to the tireless dedication of Mr. Stäber”,
said Jochen Loy, NÜRMONT CEO.
Yet the time eventually comes for even the most dedicated
branch head to enter his more than deserved retirement and
pass on the executive chair to another. Heinz Stäber
needed to look no further than within the NÜRMONT ranks
to find a successor. Volker Böhm, who has been working
as a welding technology engineer for ten years and knows company
internal processes and challenges first hand will succeed
Mr. Stäber. On December 1st, 2008, the key and executive
chair were passed on to him at a ceremony.
Everyone at NÜRMONT wishes Mr. Stäber, who finished
his last work day in June, lots of fun in his well deserved
retirement and we thank him for his many years of untiring
work for NÜRMONT. Good luck!
We’d also like to wish Mr. Böhm lots of strength
and success with his upcoming work as he continues to ensure
great contact with every customer, as always.
Luck up! has been the greeting of the Freiberg miners since
the middle ages when heading back out the mine shaft after
a day’s work. In this spirit, everyone at NÜRMONT
wishes the Freiberg branch and every employee “Luck
up” and much success in the coming years.
Work isn’t everything!
Our hard-working NÜRMONTies are helping customers around
the globe. The travel report by Robert Krieger, our technical
supervisor who was on assignment in Oregon, shows there's
more to life than just work:
“Right after arriving in Portland on January 8th, we
had the first preliminary discussions with the customer’s
construction supervisor and representatives of the end customer
regarding the arrival and importation of the system components.
Together with a colleague from our Atlanta branch, we made
preparations for the installation of the system. After unloading
and bringing in the system, the rest of our colleagues needed
for the following stages of installation arrived.
Since there was hardly any time to breathe during the first
three weeks, we wanted to explore some of Oregon on the upcoming
weekend. As they say, “Work isn’t everything!”
Greater Portland (with approx. 2 million inhabitants) isn’t
called the “Silicon Forest” for nothing. Many
companies working on renewable energy have settled in the
Besides industrial companies, the state of Oregon, which
is 255 km² in size and has only 3.7 million inhabitants
(in comparison, Germany is 357 km² in size), also boasts
a wonderful natural environment. Drive an hour or two out
of Portland and you can be in the mountains to ski or at the
Pacific Ocean to watch migrating whales. Traveling 3,400 m
up Mt. Hood was a great way to spend a sunny day, but the
icy-cold wind meant that we were underequipped for skiing,
The region offers plenty to do in the evening, as well.
We discovered a wide variety of culinary and cultural delights.
Contact with local people is always very important to me,
both to improve my language skills and to experience as much
of the country and people as I can.
One time at a typical American bar, where a great classic
rock band was playing live, we were responded to in German,
which really surprised us. Apparently, my English isn’t
quite as accent-free as I’d like.
With our spirits boosted by the experiences from the weekend,
our project entered its next phase the following week. In
order for the start-up engineers and programmers to begin
their work, the electrical system had to be completed. After
a couple minor difficulties at the start, it was ready for
On free weekends, we spent most of our time in the surrounding
mountains. In the southern Cascade Mountains, we met early
whitewater rafters who were out despite a cool temperature
of 6°C. Outdoor activities are very popular in Oregon,
and people can be found doing them in the most remote places.
Unfortunately, we got stuck in the snow while driving to Mt.
St. Helens, but were able to free ourselves thanks to four-wheel
drive. Unfortunately, we were unable to get a look at the
volcano that erupted on May 18th, 1980.
At this stage, we entered the final phase of installation
at our construction site. The highly specialized anchoring
regulations of the state of Oregon (seismic zone 4), which
were conceived to be very stringent, and a very difficult
hall floor (only 85 mm thick) presented another challenge
while finishing up the work. Ultimately, though, all our problems
were solved to the fullest satisfaction of the client.
Now it’s time for us to say goodbye to Oregon. Oregon
gave us a lot of new impressions, and we got to know the country
and people. After almost three months away, though, we’re
all looking forward to returning to our families.”
NÜRMONT congratulates competition winner Mr.
Weber from the Chiron company
To present the main prize for the last NÜRMONT Now competition,
Head of Sales Haymo Hollweck and Head of Marketing Christina
Krieger traveled to one of the southernmost parts of Germany.
Their destination was Tuttlingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
This city of 35,000 lies in the valley of the Upper Danube
River, which originates just 30 km to the west. Tuttlingen
was built at the foot of the reconstructed Honberg Castle,
which greets city visitors from afar with its characteristic
Because of its almost 600 companies in the medical industry,
Tuttlingen is also often called the “world capital of
The origins of Chiron, which is the latest competition winner’s
company, also harken back to medical technology. In 1921,
the company was founded under the name “Fabriken feinmechanischer
Apparate und chirurgischer Instrumente GmbH”, or Precision
Mechanical Device and Surgical Instrument Factories, LLC,
which was changed to the current name of “Chiron”
half a year later. After years of being involved in a wide
variety of areas, a breakthrough in the field of CNC production
centers came in 1977 with the FZ 32. Since then, the company
has been known for its CNC machine tools.
We were greeted by our winner, Bernd Weber, Head of Flexline
Service and Mr. Paul Buschle, Head of the Service Department,
in the newly completed company building, which allows you
view the exhibition and demonstration rooms in the basement
through glass panels. After a brief tour of the building and
history of Chiron, we got down to the "business"
of our visit, presentation of the gift certificate. This time,
two overnight stays at the Resort Mark Brandenburg, including
a host of wellness treatments, were presented. The hotel is
located on the shore of Ruppiner Lake in Neuruppin. Neuruppin
is also home to a Nürmont branch.
“I just couldn’t believe that I won at first.
I've always been really careful about believing Spam emails,
but when I realized that I had really won a stay at the Resort
Mark Brandenburg, I went straight to the hotel’s website
and checked out my future vacation destination. The hotel
and wellness package are really great. My wife and I are really
looking forward to staying there, especially since we just
finished renovating our house, which was very stressful.”
Once again, the prize was awarded to someone who could really
use a little downtime. NÜRMONT hopes he enjoys his stay.
If you’d like to be the next lucky winner, just send
us the solution word for the current competition.
This newsletter issue covered another company branch, projects
and other countries. If you read the reports attentively,
our competition should be child’s play to you. Submit
the right answer and you could win an overnight trip for two
to the world renown five-star Hotel Kempinski Taschenbergpalais
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The city center is a UNESCO world heritage site featuring
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Deadline: 10th of August 2009
1. Where did Mr. Krieger meet lots of outdoor enthusiasts,
despite the cool weather, during his stay in the US?
2. What is the last name of Nürmont's CEO?
3. What is the last name of the former Freiberg branch
4. In which German state is the Freiberg NÜRMONT
5. In which US state did Mr. Krieger work?
6. In which Georgia city did NÜRMONT install
the fifth production system for the Pirelli company?
German translation of "assembly".
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