Smart factory specialist Kaltenbach.Solutions from Freiburg has been recognized as a top innovator by an independent jury. The prestigious “Top 100” seal is awarded annually to particularly forward-looking medium-sized German companies. Kaltenbach.Solutions impressed the expert jury in all the categories tested and received the award for the first time.
The organizer compamedia has been conducting the “Top 100” innovation competition since 1993; innovation researcher Dr. Nikolaus Franke is the scientific director. Together with his team from the University of Vienna, he examines the innovative strength of the participating companies using extensive criteria from the categories of innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organizations as well as external orientation and innovation success. Kaltenbach.Solutions was particularly successful in the areas of innovation success, external orientation and top management, making it one of the top innovators in the size category of up to fifty employees for the first time. The official award ceremony will take place on June 28 as part of the German SME Summit in Weimar.
Kaltenbach.Solutions is delighted to receive this award, which it sees as confirmation of its continuous innovation work, and would like to thank all its customers and partners, without whom this success would not have been possible.
Kaltenbach.Solutions GmbH is a smart factory specialist with decades of experience in the steel industry. They develop innovative web- and AI-based industry solutions to increase performance in the area of operations.
Ancofer Stahlhandel in Mülheim an der Ruhr successfully uses the IT solution from Kaltenbach.Solutions in the sheet metal warehouse in the area of order control. With the help of the “Order Manager” software, the processing status of orders becomes transparent across the entire process chain. This increases efficiency, shortens delivery times, improves delivery reliability and reduces manual effort. Ancofer is also striving to work as paper-free as possible in the future.
For several months now, Ancofer Stahlhandel has been using Kaltenbach.Solutions’ “Order Manager” for the daily planning and control of trade orders in the sheet metal warehouse. The software module displays the processing status of the trade orders in real time and thus facilitates forward-looking processing. The order data from the SAP system is transferred automatically. Employees have access to relevant information via their handhelds and rarely have to ask for it. This results in a daily time saving in work preparation of around 30%.
Ancofer Stahlhandel GmbH is a specialist for heavy plate and flame-cut parts and a subsidiary of the heavy plate producer Dillinger. It covers a wide range of grades and dimensions and, together with its sister companies Jebens GmbH in Stuttgart and AncoferWaldram Steelplates in the Netherlands, has a stock of more than 150,000 tons of heavy plate. Managing Director Joost van Dijk and Shift Manager Philipp Maihorn were convinced by the rapid introduction of Kaltenbach.Solutions’ “Order Manager”, its intuitive operation, and its adaptability to the specific needs of the steel trade.