July 8, 2021
Eleven million euros invested
CERATIZIT S. A., Mamer, Luxembourg (headquarters), 8th July 2021
The Plansee Group has invested eleven million euros in a new training centre for CERATIZIT and Plansee. Now the centre has been inaugurated officially in the presence of the Governor of Tyrol Günther Platter. The new building in Reutte, Austria, creates space for the training of up to 240 apprentices in six technical apprenticeship trades.
“With this new building, Plansee sets a clear sign that the training of skilled workers will be even more important in the future for success in business. My sincere congratulations,” says Governor Günther Platter on the occasion of the official inauguration in Reutte.
“More room, a modern machine park and new technologies create the conditions for continuing to offer top quality training to our apprentices in the future too,” says Karlheinz Wex from the Executive Board of the Plansee Group. Apprenticeship training is exclusively offered for the company’s own needs. After successfully concluding the apprenticeship, junior skilled workers will be taken over with a permanent contract.
The new training centre provides 2,700 square metres for the practical part of the training. The machine park is divided into the main areas of the training: handwork, turning, milling, grinding and CNC machines. In addition, the Plansee Group has invested in new machines for additive manufacturing and grinding. The CNC machines are provided with state-of-the-art software for the programming of the CAM systems.
At the same time, investments have been made in the in-house vocational school. New classrooms and IT rooms as well as laboratories for hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical engineering meet the needs of growing student numbers. This infrastructure is also used by the students of the new economic engineering-focused secondary school in Reutte, which specialises in business informatics. The students will benefit from the fact that the Plansee Group, as a cooperation partner of the school, will manage the complete practical part of the training.
At present, Plansee and CERATIZIT offer the following training for apprentices: metal engineering with the main focus on cutting tools and mechanical engineering, process technology, materials engineering, electrical engineering and laboratory technology. For the business year 2021/22, the company is also offering jobs for these profiles and is looking forward to dedicated and enthusiastic applicants.
For over 100 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in developing exceptional hard material solutions for machining and wear protection. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wear parts. The CERATIZIT Group is the global market leader in various application segments and successfully develops new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, such as for wood and stone working.
With more than 7,000 employees at more than 25 production facilities and a sales network with over 50 branches, CERATIZIT is a global player in the carbide industry. The company's international network includes subsidiary Stadler Metalle and joint venture CB-CERATIZIT.
The technology leader is continually investing in research and development and holds more than 1,000 patents. Innovative hard material solutions from CERATIZIT are used in various sectors, including mechanical engineering and toolmaking, in the automotive and aerospace industries and in the oil, gas and medical industries.