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INUVIK?

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So, it’s payday today! Recollections of a payroll clerk

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Chance encounters

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History

INUVIK?

Who or what is ‘Inuvik’? A fish that lives in the depths of the Arctic Ocean? A musical instrument from Siberia? An abbreviation of ‘Innovative New Uses of Very Inexpensive Kayaks’? These were the kind of questions I asked myself when I heard the word for the first time.

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History, People & Company

Chance encounters

It was March 1975 and I was about to embark on my first ever major trip overseas. I was about to travel to Mexico for six weeks and visit my biggest client to test whether the number of air filters could be reduced across the entire range of models.

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A trip down memory lane

Namibia had always been high on our list of places to visit, mainly because of the wildlife there. By autumn 2010, the time had finally come for my wife and I to fulfil this dream. After packing our suitcases, we, together with my wife’s cousin and his wife,

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Learning by doing…

… 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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  • Heinz Müller

    Heinz Müller worked at MANN+HUMMEL for several decades, as part of the development, design and technical sales teams. He tested parts for a major customer in many different countries, sometimes under extreme weather conditions.

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  • Dr. Heinz Fuchs

    Dr. Heinz Fuchs studied physics and business administration in Germany and the USA and holds a doctorate in semiconductor physics. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley and worked at Bosch in research and product development. At MANN+HUMMEL he was initially responsible for production and product management at MANN+HUMMEL from 2009, and has been Vice President for Technical Plastic Parts since 2010.

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  • Liselotte Vogel

    Lieselotte Vogel worked at MANN+HUMMEL from 1957 to 1994, as an assembly line worker, workshop clerk and a payroll clerk. Lieselotte retired in 1995, but didn’t see it as an opportunity to put her feet up: she still works in her garden every day.

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