Wearer trials with an exoskeleton

17.06.2022

Wearer trials with an exoskeleton

Relief for our employees

Although advancing automation is making more and more heavy physical tasks easier, there are still work processes that require manual handling of loads.

In our “Poser” logistics center, countless small load carriers (KLTs) are assembled daily for transport to customers.

Depending on the situation, several hundred KLTs can accumulate here every day, which have to be assembled and packed from our two-story rack warehouse.

In order to make our employees’ daily work easier and to reduce the strain on the musculoskeletal system, we have been conducting wearer trials with so-called exoskeletons for several weeks. We obtain these from our local supplier Ottobock.

Here, the load is taken from the employee’s shoulder, as with a backpack, and redirected to the thighs with the help of the exoskeleton’s support structure. The energy store absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting. This results in a significant relief of the lower back of up to 25 kilograms. The heart of the system is the purely mechanical control at hip level.

This can distinguish between bending and walking and switches off automatically when walking, thus ensuring full freedom of movement. The support force can be infinitely adjusted on the rotary knob to suit the load of different work steps.

Due to the consistently positive feedback from the test persons, it has already been decided to procure the exoskeletons after the end of the test period and to use them permanently.

Furthermore, tests are underway regarding the use of the exoskeleton in other Kayser areas.

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Participant in the United Nations Compact

17.02.2022

Participant in the United Nations Compact

KAYSER is part of it!

Since January 2022 KAYSER is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Thus, we are a part of the UN Global Compact Network Germany with more than 800 participating companies. 

By joining the UNGC, we commit ourselves to respect and promote the 10 principles on human rights, labor standards, environment, climate and anti-corruption.

Our goal is to implement the issues not only within our KAYSER structures, but also beyond our corporate boundaries. 

In this way, we strive for an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people.

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KAYSER is sustainable!

19.01.2022

KAYSER is sustainable!

Changeover of power procurement to renewable energy

Sustainability will form part of core business in the future. This issue has long since reached the German automotive and supplier industry.

Sustainability is nowadays a megatrend. There is recognition in all industries that sustainable management will be essential in the future. This applies to Kayser as well.

Whether waste prevention, recycling management of raw materials, products for alternative drive systems … Kayser has been active everywhere for a long time.

We are committed to sustainability!

2022 marks a further milestone towards greater sustainability. At the turn of the year, power procurement for all our German sites was changed over to 100% renewable power.

This enables us to reduce emissions significantly in manufacturing our products and to make an active contribution in combating climate change.

 

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Premiere of our employee magazine

11.01.2022​

Premiere of our employee magazine

The first issue of the KAYSER Group’s new employee magazine has arrived!

Right on time for the Christmas holidays, every KAYSER Group employee received the first issue of the employee magazine in their mailbox.

Ranging from presentations of individual companies of the KAYSER GROUP through management portraits to changes in the industry towards alternative drive systems and other innovations, the articles provided our employees with an entertaining reading experience. In the future, the magazine will arrive in their mailboxes on a regular basis.

We would like to thank the editorial team and everyone involved very much for compiling such diverse content and we are already looking forward to the next issue!

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Inova – the career trade fair at TU Ilmenau

10.11.2021​

Inova - the career trade fair at TU Ilmenau​

Kayser offers students career opportunities!

From 26 – 27 October 2021, the career forum for Central Germany was held in Ilmenau with over 200 companies. Inova enables students in search of their dream job to make direct contact with companies.

It provides company representatives with the opportunity of finding competent professionals and enhancing the visibility of their own company.

Due to the Corona-related situation, the over 200 companies were distributed over two trade fair days, complying with the 3G rule (“vaccinated, recovered, tested”). Kayser was on site in Ilmenau on 26 October 2021 and took advantage at Inova to engage in dialogue with young students and to present the career opportunities at Kayser.

Are you also interested in a career at Kayser? If so, please apply on our career portal. We look forward to receiving your application.

A career at KAYSER stands for joint growth and mutual success!

Text based on: inova-ilmenau.de/inova/

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