ONE FOR ALL.
What do you do at SCHUBERTH?
At the moment I am the shift supervisor in the assembly area.
Does that mean you build the finished helmets?
Yes, the helmet shells go from the moulding machine, first to the cutting station, next to the paint shop and decal station, then from the paint shop to the final paint inspection. And when they have been released from the final inspection, they come to the assembly area. And there we build the complete helmet on the basis of this helmet shell, all by hand. I have 21 employees on a line who build the helmet - completely from front to back in individual positions, each one doing one work step. And I oversee and guide that.
IF I HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A TEAM, THEN I STAND BEHIND THEM. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
What’s the most important aspect of this?
You have to be able to organise and you have to be able to deal with people, have a feel for the employees and an understanding of their needs. Piecework is not easy either. You have to take responsibility for it. My team gets all my support and they’re right behind me too. So if someone comes and wants something from my team, they have to get past me first.
Do you ride a motorcycle yourself as well?
No, I don’t, but my daughter does.
With a SCHUBERTH helmet?
Yes, of course. With a SCHUBERTH ladies’ helmet.
WE CAN ONLY SUCCEED TOGETHER.
As one of the leading helmet manufacturers we are aware of our responsibility for the safety of our customers, colleagues and partners. In order to meet this responsibility, we need employees who can work independently on their own initiative. And who take on this responsibility for themselves and their colleagues.
Katrin Köhler did just that. She started working for SCHUBERTH in Braunschweig on 6 August 2001 as a riveter in the field of occupational safety. Today she is shift supervisor at our factory in Magdeburg and responsible for the assembly of the helmets for one of our most important customers.
She leads a team of over 20 employees. For this you not only have to have great organisational skills, what you need most of all is a feel for the employees and an understanding of their needs. Katrin Köhler’s team gets every possible support from her, in their day-to-day work and beyond.
This is one of the reasons why she was named Employee of the Year last year.
TOP PERFORMANCE WITH A COMMITTED TEAM
Working at SCHUBERTH means team work. Only together can we develop the best ideas and translate them into reality. Here in Magdeburg, a team of approximately 400 employees develops and manufactures helmets for 55 countries. Engineers and designers are constantly working on making our helmets safer, more comfortable and more functional - during the development phase, in our on-site wind tunnel, on the climate test rig or in the acoustic laboratory. Katrin Köhler is an absolutely crucial member of our team.
At SCHUBERTH we have more than 400 experts working on developing, designing and building the best helmets in the world.
We would like to introduce you to some of those experts.
- Jan-Christian Becker
- Silvio Hesse
- Janine Jaenicke
(Administrator Backoffice Sales)
- Katrin Köhler
- Valerio Retacchi
(Sales Administrator Italy)
- Thomas Schulz
(Head of Product Managment)
- Karine Rondeau
(Head of Marketing)
- Arne Koll
(Head of Strategic Purchasing and Legal)
- Sabrina Bounadoura
(Sales Administrator France)
- Peter Schultze
(Head of Human Resources)