Posted on August 1, 2012 - ( views)
On August 3rd 1922 Professor Heinrich Aumund laid the foundation stone of AUMUND Fördererbau GmbH in Berlin, today a globally operating company with innovative and customer-oriented solutions for the conveying of demanding bulk materials.
90 years later and it is a different place; but the business idea is the same: In Rheinberg in the Lower Rhine region new concepts are still being developed and implemented with the goal of smashing old capacity constraints.
Since the first patent for a wagon tippler for train unloading in 1922, many further patents have underpinned the claim that the founder developed new and innovative transport and handling solutions. This is still a robust constituent of the company’s philosophy today.
An inventor’s spirit and courage to try out new things are not sufficient to be able to confirm again and again the success over so many years. An additional ability is vitally important in order to be able to manufacture successful products from good technical solutions. Franz-Walter Aumund, third-generation company boss hits the nail on the head: „The question is not what is technically possible. Whoever wants to maintain their position in the market must ask themselves how they can achieve the best result for the customer.“
The load capacity limit, here AUMUND is sure, has not yet been reached. New processes and materials will continue to demand suitable equipment which meets varying needs.
The 90 years of company history which lie behind us also provide in this respect a good reason to celebrate. For success was always a faithful companion. What began in an old workshop in Rheinberg many years ago is today an operation with over 400 employees worldwide, with its own production and worldwide service locations.
The company is well equipped for the future. The operative managing directorship has been recently handed over by Franz-Walter Aumund to Dr. Volker Brandenburg and to Joerg Hoffmann. In the overseas subsidiaries in Brazil, China, France, India, Hong Kong and USA as well as in the product companies AUMUND, B&W and SCHADE a new Management-Team has been formed which determinedly pursues the same goals. Franz-Walter Aumund: „If we remain true to our principles and prioritise customer usability, quality and innovation then we all have good reason to look forward to what the next 90 years will bring.“
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