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Successful summer party

Successful summer party

Our Finkernagel summer party on the wire rod yard took place just in time for better weather. Not only all employees were invited, but also their families. With face painting, a bouncy castle, ice cream van, coffee bike and live music, there was something for everyone.

Energy savings thanks to monitoring

Energy savings thanks to monitoring

We endeavour to save as much energy as possible. To do this, however, we first have to measure our exact consumption. Timon Menzel tells us what you can learn from this.

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wire 2024: New potential through growth markets

wire 2024: New potential through growth markets

Timo and Fritz Uwe Finkernagel share their experiences and insights after an exciting week at the world's leading trade fair.

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wire 2024: We are ready. Are you too?

wire 2024: We are ready. Are you too?

Come and visit us in Hall 12 / Stand A31! Our team is looking forward to meeting you.

wire 2024: Focus on sustainability

wire 2024: Focus on sustainability

At our booth this year, everything is focussed on sustainability. We pay attention to sustainable production for all products and do not use disposable crockery. Did you know that we cover 20% of our electricity consumption with electricity we generate ourselves?

wire 2024: The final preparations are underway

wire 2024: The final preparations are underway

The trade fair week will start soon.

Visit Finkernagel at wire 2024

Visit Finkernagel at wire 2024

Our preparations are starting! From 15 to 19 April 2024, we will be exhibiting at the world's leading trade fair "wire" in Düsseldorf. Come and visit us! You will find us at our regular stand in Hall 12 / Stand A31.

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How does successful certification work?

How does successful certification work?

We talked to Marc Neubauer, project manager, about how to make such a complex project a success. There are also tips for companies that are planning something similar.

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Successfully certified in the area of forming tools

Successfully certified in the area of forming tools

We have been working on it for a long time, and now we finally have it in our hands: The ISO 9001:2015 certificate for our forming tools division.

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Finkernagel as a link in the sustainability chain

Finkernagel as a link in the sustainability chain

Together with our partners ArcelorMittal and EJOT, we have achieved a premiere: The first cooperation between manufacturer, processor and end-product producer to reduce environmental impact in the steel industry.

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Second in the City Cycling Tour

Second in the City Cycling Tour

Thanks to our great team for the 5,781 kilometres cycled in the City Cycling Tour 2023! Thanks to the efforts of 31 cyclists, we were able to secure second place in Altena. 935 kg of C02 could thus be avoided. Congratulations to all!

Digitizing wire drawing

Digitizing wire drawing

When an employee works in the wire drawing department at Finkernagel, a metallographic inspection form has to be filled out regularly. The processing of this is now completely digital thanks to the initiative of Mika Adolphs.

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Improvement measures are now processed digitally

Improvement measures are now processed digitally

Passing a piece of paper with ideas for improvement measures through the company is now a thing of the past. Thanks to Christoph Schulte's initiative.

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Timo Finkernagel second CEO

Timo Finkernagel second CEO

With immediate effect, Fritz Uwe Finkernagel and his son Timo are working together as the management team.

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Peter Weyer is new Head of Sales

Peter Weyer is new Head of Sales

We are very pleased to have gained Peter Weyer, a long-standing industry expert and experienced sales professional, for our team.

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Measurement results are now processed digitally

Measurement results are now processed digitally

Thanks to Jan Kemper's "Digital Data Exchange" initiative, less manual intervention is now required in our quality assurance.

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Observatory receives parts from Finkernagel

Observatory receives parts from Finkernagel

Douglas Laidlaw, an employee of the German Aerospace Center, tells us which telescope we were able to equip at the Swiss observatory Zimmerwald and what the collaboration with Finkernagel was like.

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"Huge joy and great relief"

"Huge joy and great relief"

What was it like at the world's leading trade show in Düsseldorf? Fritz Uwe and Timo Finkernagel report.

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wire 2022: Ready for your visit

wire 2022: Ready for your visit

Will we see you this week in hall 12 / booth A31? We are especially pleased to present our brand new booth for the first time!

wire 2022: Preparations are in full swing

wire 2022: Preparations are in full swing

On Monday, 20 June 2022 the time has come: The Düsseldorf world's leading trade fair opens its doors. As in previous years, you will find us in Hall 12 / Booth A31. We are looking forward!

Company key figures now available in real time

Company key figures now available in real time

Björn Schwedhelm's initiative "Key Figures" now makes it easier to manage the company, as the relevant key figures can be viewed at the click of a button.

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Doing time management on the go

Doing time management on the go

The classic "slips of paper" for vacation planning are now a thing of the past: The entire time management at Finkernagel now runs via app.

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Finding solutions for demographic change

Finding solutions for demographic change

This is also a huge challenge for our company location in Altena. Therefore, we were happy to participate in the new film of the WDR. Starting at minute 31, it is about the Altena wire industry, represented by Finkernagel.

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All personnel data from now on in digital form

All personnel data from now on in digital form

Digitization at Finkernagel also affects personnel data: instead of haptic folders, there is now a digital insight.

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EUR 3,600 for Altena flood victims

EUR 3,600 for Altena flood victims

We would like to thank our employees for their generous donations! Thanks to the action of the works council, this handsome amount, collected within the workforce, could be donated.

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Plant documentation now digital

Plant documentation now digital

Timon Menzel's initiative "Digital Maintenance" has reduced paper-based plant documentation in maintenance by more than 50%.

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What does a toolmaker actually do?

What does a toolmaker actually do?

What does a typical working day look like? And what is surprising about the training at Finkernagel? We have interviewed Sarah Sperling and Dominik Schröder.

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Order processes no longer manual with immediate effect

Order processes no longer manual with immediate effect

Digitization at Finkernagel continues to make progress: A large part of the ordering processes can now be fully automated.

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Successful initiative for digitization

Successful initiative for digitization

"Finkernagel Digital" shows first successes: Through Alina Schuppener's project called "Collaboration", a software for process and project tracking was introduced throughout the company.

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Successful start of the 2020 training year

Successful start of the 2020 training year

We are very pleased to welcome four new trainees this year. The colleagues start as toolmaker, mechatronics engineer and IT systems electrician. A warm welcome!