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Trumpf starts work on new ‘education center’ in Germany

09 Dec 2021

€14.5M facility in Ditzingen HQ with integrated smart factory; firm pledges 120 new training places over next three years.

High-tech company Trumpf is investing in education and training and building a new education center at its headquarters in Ditzingen. The three-story building will provide space for the increasing number of apprentices and dual studies students.

Oliver Maassen, Managing Director of Human Resources at Trumpf, commented, “The new center will house a large event space for up to 400 people and for digitally networked production. It will also be equipped with seminar rooms, workshops and creative and collaboration areas. Trumpf is investing a total of around €14.5 million. The new center is scheduled to begin operations in the spring of 2023.”

Training up

Considering the new education center, Trump this week stated that it is “further adapting to the requirements of Generation Z, for whom a modern working environment is crucial when choosing an employer.”

Marco Klein, Head of the company’s HR Learning and Growth, said, “ A good work-life balance, creative work, a sustainable corporate philosophy and good digital equipment are expected of companies today. Trumpf has adapted to this cultural change from the very beginning and has consciously followed the path.

Trumpf trains staff across 17 professions and is increasingly focusing on training and study courses in the digital and IT fields, for example in cyber security. Klein added, “Apprentices and dual studies students will learn how to work with key technologies in their own small smart factory. They can work there with digitally networked machines, lasers and 3D printers starting in the first year of their apprenticeship.”

During 2021, around 70 apprentices and dual studies students have started at Trumpf in Ditzingen; as early as next year, the number is expected to reach 116. The firm’s goal is to increase the number of apprentices from 180 to over 300 in the next three years. The new building – designed by Berlin-based architectural firm Barkow Leibinger – will be constructed with a focus on sustainability: energy will be supplied to a large extent by a photovoltaic system and by using environmental heat.

Trumpf partners with Edmund Optics

Trumpf Laser Technology and Edmund Optics (EO) have announced a new partnership intended to “enhance global access to Trumpf’s TruPulse nano ns pulsed fiber lasers.

The TruPulse nano is a nanosecond pulsed fiber laser that offers versatility for industrial nanosecond processing. A tunable pulse duration regime from 3-2000ns provides wide compatibility for many different types of applications.

Additionally, with up to 48 selectable waveforms and no required consumables, the TruPulse nano is maintenance-free and suitable for a wide range of laser materials processing applications such as cutting, welding, and drilling.

Ed Kay, VP Retail Marketplace at EO, commented, “we are excited to help SPI Lasers rebrand as Trumpf Laser Technology by providing customers with laser optics components and fast deliveries.” Jack Pennuto, Director of Sales & Applications at TLT, added, “Edmund Optics’ technical knowledge of optics, imaging, laser components, and measurement equipment makes them ideal for labs and research groups to source what they need.”

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