We make it happen
BENTELER focuses on its employees. Because they are the guarantor for our success. They make solutions happen – daily. Here are a few examples of our driven professionals:
Our Team in Fuzhou:
As the philosopher Confucius knew, no road is too long with a friend by your side. That goes for us, too: We are there wherever our customers need us. For example, in Fuzhou, China where we’ve been producing front and rear axles at our plant using state-of-the-art technology since 2008. That’s how we make the mobility of the future lighter, safer and more sustainable.
Brazil, South Africa, USA: These are Paulo Figueira's previous stops on his journey at BENTELER. Today, he heads the Human Resources department and the BENTELER Academy at our Steel/Tube Division’s Shreveport plant. "What do I like most at BENTELER? Having a positive impact on the employees' day. By listening to them and understanding their expectations and challenges. Because they are our most important asset."
We're proud of our 27,000 driven professionals. They achieve outstanding things. With courage, ambition and respect. And not just for BENTELER but also for the community. Take Pavel Jurkovic, for example. Our Czech colleague took vacation to help out at the covid-19 ward at Liberec hospital. Thank you Pavel for your commitment!
Vanessa Cereser is one of our 30,000 driven professionals. She heads our legal department for the Mercosur region. "Working with colleagues from different cultures, the global exchange of experience and the international problems – I'm excited about the diversity in my role at BENTELER."
Safety Award goes to Mercosur:
From intern to safety, health and environment specialist: Mariana Ignacio has been working for our Automotive division in Brazil since 2017. She is one of our approximately 27,000 driven professionals and ensures the safety of our colleagues in the Mercosur region.
From project manager to operations manager - Diego Roman is one of our 30,000 driven professionals. He has been working in our Automotive Division for over 16 years. A varied and instructive time, in which he particularly emphasizes the great teamwork.
Our team of the BU Electro-Mobility:
Our team of driven professionals works daily on your e-mobility visions. From development to series application - with us you get everything from one source. "We make e-mobility happen" - fast, flexible, cost-effective.
Second place at the global KAIZEN Award:
A great honor for our Brazilian automotive plant in Camacari: The KAIZEN Institute awarded our plant second place worldwide in the category "Operational Excellence". Our innovative concept has enabled us to reduce production times and increase quality even further. Congratulations to the entire project team.
Lawyer in our legal department, human resources manager at the plant, compliance officer for the Americas region. That’s the career path of our Brazilian colleague Alineane Martins. "I have been very fortunate to be able to develop personally and professionally at BENTELER. It's an exciting time, for which I am very grateful."
Progress with thick-walled torsion profiles:
Our driven professionals invented an innovative torsion axis with a specific resistant, open profile that could not be produced before. Thanks to decades of metal processing expertise, our team in Paderborn, Germany has developed the perfect solution for our customer. Meanwhile we manufacture the new profile in series - and in perfect quality.
Grace Hu is one of the 30,000-strong family of driven professionals benefiting from tailor-made training programs. Grace, director of Quality Department Asia/Pacific, was taking part in the “Talent Circle” and “Managers of Tomorrow” training initiatives. For over two years now she has been Plant Manager of BENTELER Automotive in Changchun, China. “Even after 20 years in the sector I can still learn things at BENTELER,” says Hu.
Marcos Luis do Val:
From financial analyst to project manager: Marcos Luis do Val has been working for our Automotive Division in Brazil since 2000. His career has taken him through all finance departments. An exciting time in which he says he grew personally and also developed his professional skills.
In our plant in Puebla we produce aluminium rear suspensions for a well-known German car manufacturer. The successful start of production was only possible through the cooperation of Mexican and German colleagues. Thanks to this great teamwork there has not been a customer complaint to date. We congratulate the entire team for this achievement - we make it happen!
At our French Automotive plant in Louviers, we now press and drill profiles with just one tool. The result: fewer tool changes, lower costs, faster production and thus a clear added value for our customers. This innovative solution was made possible by the cooperation of colleagues from different areas. Because teamwork is part of our corporate culture.
Katarzyna Szamer-Kumor is one of our 30,000 driven professionals. She has been working in the automotive industry for over 16 years. And for about six months she has been running our automotive plant in Września, Poland. According to her, this is the perfect place to realize individual potential.
In Chennai, India, an engineering team has been supporting our Automotive Division for ten years with designs, CAD drawings and simulations. Through regional expertise and worldwide knowledge transfer, we ensure the highest possible product quality for our customers. Congratulations to our colleagues from India on their 10th anniversary.
Top quality and an A-rating from our customers - our Chinese automotive location in Changchun is a showcase plant. The plant received the "BENTELER Best Plant Quality Award 2018" for the outstanding performance of its local colleagues. Congratulations!
Our Team in Russia:
For twenty years, the engineering team at our Veliky Novgorod location supports the Automotive Division. It conducts complete calculations, evaluates simulations and produces the associated reports in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). Through internal knowledge transfer and cooperation, we ensure the highest product quality for our customers.