Allgaier and Schuler together apprentice mechatronics and electronics technicians

28.Jul.2021

Uhingen/Göppingen - Two leading international machinery and plant manufacturers from the region, Allgaier Werke GmbH and Schuler AG, have agreed on a long-term cooperation for the in-house training of young people in industrial professions. Together, the two long-established global companies will in future train mechatronics and electronics technicians in operating technology at their locations in Uhingen and Göppingen to prepare them for the future in corresponding industrial professions whose requirements profile is changing rapidly as a result of digitalization and structural change. "This continuation of the successful cooperation between our companies is an important signal that Allgaier and Schuler in our home region are rising to the challenge of offering young people a future at the center of German mechanical and plant engineering," said Helmar Aßfalg, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allgaier Werke GmbH, and Domenico Iacovelli, Chairman of the Board of Management of Schuler AG, in a joint statement.

Under the cooperation agreement, at least five apprentices from Allgaier will begin their basic training as mechatronics and electronics technicians for operating technology at Schuler's training workshop in Göppingen in September 2021. From summer 2022, training will then take place at Allgaier in Uhingen. For this purpose, Allgaier will take over the trainer and the corresponding machinery and equipment from Schuler and in the future train the mechatronics requirements for both companies.

Schuler CEO Domenico Iacovelli explained: "Leading German engineering companies such as Allgaier and Schuler have great economic opportunities in the face of international competition, whatever the challenges, if we act flexibly, innovatively and with an eye to the future. This also applies to training. The cooperation between Schuler and Allgaier is a trend-setting example of this."

"Everyone benefits from this cooperation: the two companies as well as the young apprentices," said Allgaier CEO Helmar Aßfalg. "We reduce the cost of training for both companies and offer young people an industrial perspective in their home region."

The two companies already demonstrated their good cooperation in 2012: Together with four other companies, they founded the Cedual vocational training center - Centro de Especialización Dual - in Puebla, Mexico, where young Mexicans receive dual vocational training based on the German model. Training is provided in metalworking professions such as toolmaker and machinist, and after a three-year learning period they have to pass an examination set by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Around 150 graduates have now successfully completed this training.

About Allgaier

The Allgaier Group is not only an indispensable partner to the automotive industry, but also develops standardized and individual solutions for the process engineering industry. From development to production, the Allgaier Group works in direct coordination with its clients. Every day, around 1,800 employees worldwide apply their knowledge and experience to meet the highest quality demands of their globally active customers. The result is always innovative and cost-effective solutions. With a total of 12 companies and numerous agencies worldwide, the Allgaier Group is present both in traditional industrialized countries and in emerging international growth markets.

About Schuler

Schuler offers customer-specific cutting-edge technology in all areas of metalforming - from networked presses to press shop design. In addition to presses, the product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, dies, process know-how, and service for the entire metalforming industry. Customers include automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as companies from the forging, household appliance, and electrical industries. Presses from the Schuler Group mint coins for more than 180 countries. As a supplier of innovative system solutions, we support our customers worldwide in the digital transformation of metalforming technology. Schuler AG, founded in 1839 at its headquarters in Göppingen (Germany), is represented by approx. 5,000 employees at production locations in Europe, China and America, as well as service companies in over 40 countries. Schuler is part of the international technology group ANDRITZ.