30 years of ZIEH-FIX - How we became who we are today

Written by Josef Schuhmacher on Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Posted in Blog

Annex and further development

30 years of ZIEH-FIX - How we became who we are today

Since 1991 I have been working as a workshop technician for the Wendt company. Apart from my 25 year staff membership in the company I am currently also the oldest employee here. Due to this fact I have accompanied the transition from the conventional production in the beginning to the computer regulated one of today.

A lot has changed in the assembly area since then. Our own handpicks are produced with the help of a wire eroding machine or our new water-jet cutter.

After the third work process on the lathe the bells are ready for milling.
After the third work process on the lathe
the bells are ready for milling.

Bells and other swivel parts, also with simple milling work, are being produced on our CNC lathe. Mere milling parts are produced with our computer operated vertical milling cutter. Even our raw material is now being cut with an automatic saw.

Further development does not stop for us, the employees. Apart from work related advanced training we emphasize the importance of all our staff being trained on our main tools right from the beginning.

This enables them to support not just our customers with user-orientated advice but also our company in the further development of the tools and future planning.

Building the new seminar and office building in 2005 enabled us to offer our customers many different seminars. Apart from our basic seminars we now also offer workshops on vehicle opening and vehicle electronics.

Assembly of gear head for the electro pick.
Assembly of gear head for the electro pick.

Our extended know-how and range of products in the areas of special tools for authorities, car opening and car key programming strengthen old markets and offer our customers new business ideas. At the same time we gain new customers with new product requirements, too.

Associated with these new demands we established our new expert area “Vehicle Electronics“. Even for this exotic topic we offer the best possible advice and support in our usual “Wendt quality” as well as the hardware.

We are supported by newly hired expert staff who help with these topics but also gain new experiences with our car locksmith business on a daily basis in order to offer our customers the best available advice.

Josef Schumacher

About the Author

Josef Schuhmacher

Josef Schuhmacher

Workshop manager and technical operations manager of the A. Wendt GmbH.

With decades of experience in the manufacture and repair of special machines for the electroplating and vehicle industry, the trained machine locksmith changed to our company in 1991.In addition to his responsibility for production, he is a major contributor to new developments.

Due to his decades of experience with products for opening techniques and their fields of application, he is recognized as a recognized specialist in the field of house and apartment door opening as well as vehicle opening.

As an expert in these areas, he regularly trains locksmiths, fire brigades and authorities from germany and abroad.

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