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Employees of the engineering industry enjoy a reputation of ultimate top earners: The average salary of a German engineer amounts to 67,681 euro per year – those are the results of a recent study conducted by the Hamburg comparison portal “Gehalt.de”. Consequently, the income of an engineer amounts to over 10,000 euro more than ten years ago. Stuttgart and Frankfurt lead the ranking of best paying regions. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, have the ambition to keep you updated when it comes to the developments in the…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:36

A long journey to an immaculate production

The smooth interaction of processes and software: every company’s dream. On a global scale, products would just function without having to give much more thoughts about it. No recalls or quickly damaged products – and certainly not when it comes to expensive manufactures. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, took a closer look at the world of immaculate products and inform about the long journey to a zero-defect production. Error analysis & dynamic processes as basic components Philip B. Crosby’s philosophy with the message of “first time done…
It might turn out to be the greatest misery after the financial crisis: the German machine and equipment construction is facing three major issues. A report conducted by IKB Deutsche Industriebank provides the industry’s figures: in 2015, German machine construction production reduced by 0.2 percent, while in 2016 it grew by just 0.4 percent. Experts consider production developments to be stagnant. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, are always keen to keep you informed about the latest developments in the industry. Today, we take a look at three…
In today’s mechanical engineering sector, Industry 4.0 is one of the key issues. For that matter, it is no wonder that it is the leading industry when it comes to smart factories. Considering that, it is quite surprising that the results of a survey conducted by the Boston Consulting Group criticize the digital customer contact of German engineering companies. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, gathered some information about the supposed backlog and impetus for change. According to the study of the business consultancy, only one-fifth of the…
The fear of costs and the lack of strategy and safety shuts medium-sized companies down when it comes to the question of digitalization. Whereas large corporations keep pushing the change, remaining corporations hesitate. Now, a study called “Psychology of digitalization” gives insights on what’s exactly going on in medium-sized companies’ minds. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, intensively deal with the topic of Industry 4.0. Against this background, this time, we inform about the fears of medium-sized companies and EU support activities. Around every second thinks of the…