Month: August 2017

People & Company

China? Always worth a trip

View of Shanghai at night

China fascinates me because it is exciting. And it is exciting because it is different. I’ve had a personal interest in the country for years. When I was asked to go to work for MANN+HUMMEL in China, I accepted without much hesitation. […]

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Small box, huge possibilities

StarBox2

Our latest product, the StarBox2 spin-on separator, is a little star in the truest sense of the word. The separator’s design, which is intended to optimise flow, and a newly developed sealing concept have enabled us to reduce flow loss and to lower energy costs in the long-term. […]

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Recipe for success: Information

information key to success

We all know that omnipresent flood of information – either on our phones, via internet or while walking on the street. I think, there is definitely some truth in the fact that you have to make an effort nowadays to avoid drowning in this flood. […]

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How my office really is mobile

mobile desk at MANN+HUMMEL

As Director Operations – in Dunlap at MANN+HUMMEL USA – my main responsibility is to ensure that the production floor is running smoothly and the operators have everything they need to be as productive as possible. However, I also need to coordinate with other departments, […]

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A Lego filter production plant

ACTION! The camera pans across a 1 m x 60 cm Lego landscape. The ‘furnace’, which in a real plant would be used to cure the filter paper, is made from yellow Lego bricks. Motor-driven tracks from a toy digger are used for the production line while green and yellow Lego men ‘operate’ the spin-on filter line. […]

Innovation & Technology

Much more than just a blow out!

‘Cleaning the cabin filter’ is and has been a topic of interest. If you do a little research, Google will come up with several hundred thousand results regarding the key words ‘clean cabin filter’ or ‘tap out cabin filter’. This confirms my experience in my day-to-day work. […]

People & Company, Spanish

Potenciar la innovación y la creatividad a través de los juegos

lego as a tool

Imagínense la escena: el responsable de gestión de productos de una gran empresa industrial convoca una reunión para analizar tendencias de mercado. La mayoría visualizaría un grupo de señores muy serios consultando con solemnidad documentos y gráficas en torno a una gran mesa. Quizá sea más inusual que el centro de esa mesa este plagado de piezas de Lego…

Jugar es algo muy serio

El pasado mes de marzo, […]

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Games as a tool for analysing tendencies

lego as a tool

Imagine this scenario: the person in charge of product management at a large industrial company calls a meeting to analyse market trends. Most would visualise a group of very serious men and women solemnly consulting documents and images around a large table. “That the centre of the table is covered in Lego pieces would have come last to your mind as it is very unconventonal…”

Playing is very serious

Last March in Speyer (Germany) eight of us from MANN+HUMMEL met at a workshop about innovation in the field of product management in order to identify and analyse current market trends, […]

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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”

Rays of sunshine beating down on the streets. Flowers blossoming. Birds singing. A few lone souls tapping away on their keyboard somewhere… It’s fair to say that while many of our colleagues are enjoying the summer holidays and taking a little downtime, we are doing the exact opposite! […]

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A slam dunk for the Czech team

MANN+HUMMEL basketball tournament

This year, a joint MANN+HUMMEL Service Center and MANN+HUMMEL Czech Republic team participated for the first time in the MANN+HUMMEL basketball tournament.

The original idea to participate actually came from another sporting event – the Citylauf run in Ludwigsburg, where MANN+HUMMEL enter a large team of colleagues from across the world. […]

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Running is a big deal at Bad Harzburg too

In terms of corporate challenge races and other running events, there is just as much going on at the Bad Harzburg location as in Ludwigsburg. During the period from mid-May to early June alone, we had colleagues taking part in three races, one of them a mountain marathon. […]

History

Learning by doing…

dusty countries

… this saying always springs to mind when I think about the early dust tests carried out for one of our major clients, a project for which I provided technical support when I was working in this field. Like all vehicle manufacturers, this client required their vehicles to be suitable for use in all countries. […]

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