We all learn from our mistakes. Sometimes we even learn enough to become the world market leader. Accordingly, quality inspections and function checks are of tremendous importance for our work. They teach us how to improve the quality of our products continuously and increase the production depth at our headquarters near Hamburg. To ensure that defects occur only at our factory - if at all - we inspect all parts multiple times. After each and every work step. No less than four times between receiving and final installation. This is what we mean by "Made in Germany" quality.
In the stress tests, all components have to perform outstandingly well. The test chamber is called the "Muckibude", the local dialect term for gym. There, each drive has to sweat out 10,000 to 20,000 double strokes in extremely tough conditions to prove that it meets our high standard of quality.
By consistently expanding automation in production, we have already taken an important step towards the future. This has enabled us to cut production costs, boost efficiency and improve quality. The best part: automation has not negatively affected our workforce. Instead, employees have received special training that enables them to make a long-term contribution as we move towards Industry 4.0.