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Art Contest for International Children’s Day

This year, the HAHN Group organized its first international art and painting competition. Children all over the world were invited to submit their individually crafted masterpieces. We received lots of pictures of ideas that fall under the topic: “Products and Technologies of the Future.” The aim of the competition was to focus on the talent and creativity of children and young artists. All HAHN Group employees were invited to spread awareness of the contest to the children around them. Regardless of their relation to them: children or grandchildren, relatives or family friends. With their contribution, the participating children could also look forward to a family adventure sponsored by the HAHN Group. “It is important to us to get children and young people excited about technological topics and professions at an early age,” explains Daniela Mertens, Director of People and Culture. “Of course, we are also interested in how the developers and designers of tomorrow imagine the future.” We received all kinds of works of art in the form of drawings, paintings or handicrafts. We have already shared the works of art on the HAHN Group social media channels. Now we also present a small selection of the submissions in our picture gallery.

HAHN Plastics Automation: The HAHN Group has competent people all over the world

In the interview with Stefan Kropp you can find out more about international cooperation and the exchange between our HAHN Group subsidiaries. Stefan Kropp has accompanied GeKu Automatisierungssysteme since its incorporation and has repeatedly taken on different roles. 1.5 years ago he accepted the offer to move to HAHN Plastics Automation in the USA. You can find out more about the connection between GeKu and HAHN Plastics Automation and how the working styles might differ between the countries on the HAHN Plastics Automation website.

The HAHN Group Sales Roadshows – an event review

In September and October the HAHN Group organized several localized sales road shows as an alternative to the annual sales conference. Usually around 70 German-speaking sales employees from the various HAHN Group subsidiaries meet in one place to exchange ideas and develop their networks. Due to the travel and assembly restrictions of the corona pandemic, however, the event had to take place in a smaller scale. Therefore, it took place in several regions and was carried out with smaller groups at each location.

The sales staff met at three HAHN Group sites in Germany: at HAHN Automation in Rheinböllen, at HAHN Robotics in Diepenau, and at Waldorf Technik in Engen. The first day started with the presentation of the new company presentation with many insights into the development of the corporate group by Thomas Hähn, CEO of the HAHN Group. On top of that, a presentation of the latest standard products, such as Smart Solutions, Mobile Robots and the Palletizing Kit took place. The second day of the roadshow featured a local factory tour and joint workshops.

These product presentations and the exchange with one another were of central importance for the sales teams in order to get to know the solutions of the sister companies within the HAHN Group, as well as to discuss the possible combinations for customized systems with standard solutions.

“We are impressed by every one of you. That is why we encourage the exchange of ideas and networking between our teams,” Thomas Hähn told his audience. “With the HAHN Group and our subsidiaries, we still have a lot of potential for growth. That is why we invest in you and give you the security you all need so that you can continue to do your great work. ”

Equipped with lots of new information and marketing tools, the sales teams return to their workplaces. Building on the positive feedback of this event series it will be repeated next year at other HAHN Group locations. In addition, the HAHN Group plans to promote closeness to their customers, which is why starting in spring 2021, the HAHN Group will implement mobile trade fairs or road shows with the motto “Advanced Automation”. The respective sales teams can arrange individual appointments with their customers and present the latest product innovations Smart Solutions, Mobile Robots and Palletizer on site and in person. So far, three events are planned at three different locations in Germany. However, this concept will soon be expanded. With the help of the mobile road show, customers and salespeople no longer have to forego personal contact, but have the opportunity for exchange while adhering to the current hygiene and safety requirements.

On an international scale the HAHN Group is planning for a series of digital training events, in order to make the content of the German sales roadshow accessible to all. This event series is already in development for January and February 2021 in order to successfully kick off the new year.

Are you interested in participating in a mobile road show? Contact us at advancedautomation@hahn.group for more information. We are looking forward to the exchange with you!

GeKu: With us, customers get to know their systems down to the smallest detail.

Get to know Patrick Tarnowski, who has been with GeKu Automatisierungssysteme GmbH since 2012. In his role, he takes on the service technology and training management for test systems. You can find out what other tasks he handles, what he particularly enjoys about his work and what makes the company so special on the GeKu website.

GeKu: Good performance creates great opportunities for young employees

On the GeKu website you can find out what successful training and employee development looks like within the HAHN Group. Get to know Marcel, who stood out with his particularly good performance during his training at GeKu. He then had the opportunity for a very special exchange within the HAHN Group corporate network. Find out more about the exchange with HAHN Automation in the USA and what Marcel takes away from this experience on the GeKu website.