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Welcome to the Pollmann website. Here you will find extensive information about the company, the products, services and people responsible for our high-quality portfolio. Pollmann International operates on three continents – Asia, Europe and North America – in the countries of China, U.S.A., Czech Republic and Austria. The headquarters are located in Karlstein, Austria. If you cannot find information you are looking for, please contact us by email or phone.

Matthias Kitzler - new Purchasing Manager at Pollmann International

Pollmann International – a career at Pollmann

In early April, Mr. Matthias Kitzler became Head of the Strategic Purchasing and Materials Management Department  at Pollmann International (PINT). With this appointment, Mr. Kitzler is switching sides so-to-speak, because for the past 11 years he had a successful career in Sales at Pollmann after completing his training in Microelectronics and Toolmaking.

 “As an account executive, I always had a lot of contacts with the Purchasing Departments of our customers, and I can apply a lot of what I learned in my new position. Good negotiation skills are simply a must if you want to succeed in business. But you always have to be fair”, says Matthias Kitzler pointing out an important value in the Pollmann corporate culture. “It is not about pushing down prices, it is about developing intelligent solutions with our supplier partners which bring long-term benefits for both parties.”

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New opportunities through process innovation

The so-called comfort opening for tailgates as we know it from the premium segment is also becoming standard in many mid-range vehicles. Modifying and improving the required tailgate drive systems is an interesting development for Pollmann. For the second-generation drives, the heavy steel tubes are replaced by our plastic tubes made of PA for the spindle drives. For Pollmann customers, this means considerable savings in component costs.

That is also the reason why Pollmann is producing such spindle drive covers in ever greater numbers. We currently have orders in place for 100 million units.

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Expansion - new production building in Karlstein

Knowing that the 1,220 m² production building would be running at full capacity from the very beginning was obviously an additional incentive for the construction managers not to waste any time. The 5th production building started operations at the Karlstein location on schedule in December 2016.

A large-scale customer project for door locks required additional manufacturing space and could not wait. With this new building, Pollmann has created space for additional injection molding and automation equipment. At the same time, we wanted to equip the new machines with a central material drying system to increase process efficiency. A new material storage area, a transformer station capable of peak loads, a separate cooling system for the plant room as well as a high-performance compressed air system help improve production logistics further.

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Tim Giometti, the new CEO of Pollmann North America

I am extremely excited to lead the Pollmann North American team and its expansion efforts. I bring over 25 years of technical acumen in the transportation industry and look forward to grow the Pollmann name both in the United States and Mexico. Our value proposition is unique in the marketplace where we have the agility of a small organization but the resources of a larger corporation.

The automotive arena is quite challenging but it also comes with its own unique set of rewards. To take something from concept into commercial production is something that will always put a smile on my face.

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Pollmann supports Mühlenhof RadVit in Vitis

Pollmann supports Mühlenhof RadVit in Vitis

Pollmann’s Christmas Party philosophy has always been: “Celebrate for a good cause in the region”. The Works Council for Wage Earners again did a great job running the cash bar. This year, the proceeds went to Mühlenhof RadVit in Vitis. As is tradition, Pollmann Austria matched the amount raised and proudly presented Dunja Eisner (Managing Director – RadVit) and Mag. Martin Hetzendorfer (Chairman - Sponsoring Organization “Haus der Zuversicht”) with a check for EUR 5,000 in Vitis on February 7.

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