We are Scheidt & Bachmann's second largest production site in the world (after the production at our headquarters in Mönchengladbach). There are already more than 250 of us and together we work on the production of various components (printed circuit boards, cable harnesses...) and the assembly of equipment for:
- Parking Solutions (pay stations, entry/exit terminals...),
- Fare Collection Systems (ticket vending machines, subway gates...),
- Fuel Retail Solutions (self-service payment terminals, service cases...).
Every manufactured component or device always undergoes rigorous quality control so that our customers from all over the world can be sure that we supply them with first-class products with a long service life. By the way, you can find our devices in Boston, London, Strasbourg, Vienna, but also in Dubai and Brisbane.
Opening of the hall
Produced vending machines/2022
You can find 4 departments in our plant: production, logistics, quality and purchasing. Each of them consists of several smaller or larger teams that cooperate with each other on a daily basis.
The purchasing team procures the necessary components and materials. Logistics handles the transshipment, storage, distribution to the individual workplaces and the subsequent transport of finished products to parent company. The production teams produce the components that the assembly workers need to do their jobs. Our colleagues from quality put the finished products to several types of tests to declare the high quality of our products. In addition, we have our own repair centre that provides mechanical and electrical repairs of Scheidt & Bachmann components from all over the world.
We use the 5S system at our workplaces, the Kanban system for supply is realized by the Milk Run train and various smart machines and new-generation systems (Hänel Lean-Lift, mobile shelving systems, customised SAP business management system) help us during our daily work.
And although we have diverse workload, we are all guided by the company's values and each of us contributes to the company's goals with our work.
We currently work for 1 production shift (6.00 am – 2.30 pm). A move to a 2-shift operation (6.00 am – 2.00 pm / 2.00 pm – 10.00 pm) is planned when the number of orders increases. However, we do not usually work during the nights or weekends.
The management realizes that happy employees are those who enjoy their work. We also have a large number of company benefits and, most importantly, plenty of time for our families and hobbies.
All our workplaces are arranged with an emphasis on ergonomics, increased work efficiency and faster delivery.
The assembly workplaces have touch screens with technical documentation and assembly instructions. Employees can see the products being assembled via a 3D model which they can rotate, or zoom in/out at any time to understand the entire assembly process more quickly. One of our goals is to gradually replace all printed technical documentation with a digital one, which has several advantages: it saves paper, toner and printing process itself, employees always have the documentation with them and the risk of using outdated documentation is significantly eliminated.
Our next handy machine is the "Milk Run" or Scheidt & Bachmann train. It goes into production at precise times and unloads material at designated stops and loads finished products to take them to the warehouse. In addition, it collects all the separated waste and takes it to the outside container stand.