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We are the toolshop of the year

The KIRCHHOFF Automotive tool shop can now officially call itself – Tool shop of The Year 2015! On 11th of November the anticipated awards ceremony took place at the Coronation Room in Aachen's City Hall. The Attendorn team was awarded for ‘Excellence in Production’ in the category ‘Internal Tool shop under 50 employees’ in this countrywide competition. Out of 295 competitors – more than ever before – 50 companies were audited and 13 finalists selected, among those was KIRCHHOFF Automotive.

During the awards ceremony the presenter praised the high level of competency of KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s toolshop. The judges were especially impressed by the clearly outlined future strategies, the clearly defined milestones and in particular, the excellent visualization of order systems on the big screens in the tool shop. “We were not expecting this. We were very happy to be one of the finalists and were totally surprised to be called the winner. We really appreciate the award. It is an honor and further motivation; proof that we are on the right track with our excellent team,” said Jürgen Wlochowicz and Andreas Willmes after the award ceremony.  This award intended for tool shops and mould-making machine tool labs has been around for 12 years and is presented by the RWTH Aachen and The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. A prestigious jury composed of politicians and association members in the fields of science and economics was responsible for selecting the “Tool shop of The Year 2015” recipient and announcing it at the 15th International Colloquium of ‘Tool shops of The Future’. This year a total of 300 companies from across Germany participated in the competition.

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