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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.

Hypo-NÖ Bank CEO Wolfgang Viehauser and NÖN editor-in-chief Walter Fahrnberger present the Leopold award to Markus Pollmann

Pollmann wins “Leopold” prize
NÖN award in Business goes to industrial employer from the Waldviertel region

The award ceremony took place at the NV Forum in St. Pölten on November 8. The Lower Austrian weekly newspaper NÖN recognized Pollmann International with the “Leopold Award” in the Business category. With Governor Johanna Mickl-Leitner in attendance, Markus Pollmann personally accepted the award on behalf of the company. As one of the largest industrial employers in the Northern part of Austria, Pollmann relies on the consistent development of its employees as it expands the company to meet the challenges of an increasingly global automotive world.

This annual award, established in 2000 and named after Lower Austria’s patron saint, is given to people, institutions and companies for exemplary performance in the categories Courage, Commitment, Culture, Sports, Business and Future. 

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Today’s apprentices – tomorrow’s skilled professionals!
Pollmann strategy focuses on junior talent.

In September, 19 new apprentices started their careers at Pollmann to become skilled professionals. Fourteen of them joined Pollmann Austria and five started at Pollmann in the Czech Republic. We are especially pleased with the large number of female apprentices. Their preferred career choices are Metal Technology-Tool Shop Engineering, Process Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Mechatronics and Metalworking.

An apprenticeship-based career has become an integral part of Pollmann’s efforts to educate and train qualified professionals. As a consequence, the number of managers at the Karlstein headquarters who started their careers in the company as an apprentice is steadily growing. Take, for instance, Michelle Tomsa: Eight years ago, she started as an apprentice in the Turning Shop and continued to work there after completing her apprenticeship.  In early June 2018, Michelle became Head of the Turning Department - clear proof that women can be excellent managers also in technical fields. 

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Happy customers make us happy

In our international customer survey 2018 we asked our customers to tell us frankly what they think. The last survey took place in 2015. This is what we’re always most interested in: Where can we become better? Which strengths should we build on? Where can we become more cost-effective? Ultimately, these are questions that are important not only for us. They also affect our customers, because if we find the right answers, our customers can maintain and build on their success. One thing is clear: The satisfaction of our customers is a measure of their loyalty and the foundation for a long-term partnership. You should be a Pollmann customer not because you have to, but because you want to. That is why customer feedback is so important to us.

We sent out 702 questionnaires and asked customer contacts from Purchasing, Logistics, Project Management and Quality for their input.

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CPO Holger Schramm (on the left) hands over the award personally to Pollmann employee David Gressl (on the right).

Inalfa award. Keep it up!

On April 12, Pollmann China had another reason to celebrate. On that day, this year’s “Inalfa Suppliers Day” took place in Chongquing where the Jialing river in the south-western part of the country meets the Yangtze Kiang. This sprawling city of 30 million is known for its large number of companies from the automotive industry. Ford and Hyundai have located here, and Inalfa itself has facilities in Chongquing which are supplied with Pollmann products.

Project manager David Gressl was the star of the day. He has been with Pollmann China for three years and attended this year’s “Inalfa Suppliers Day” in person. Inalfa recognized the high quality of its collaboration with Pollmann with an award.

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Tour participants Dietmar Schimmel (WK NÖ), Reinhard Blumberger (WK NÖ), Richard Reif, Horst Brait, Christian Zotter, Robert Pollmann, Christian Schreiberhuber, Wolfgang Hörmann, Wolfgang Ebert, Martina Pollmann, Herbert Auer, Andreas Sogerer, Siegfried Walch (Mayor of Karlstein), Winfried Rossmann, Eduard Köck, Dr. Josef Schnabl (BH Waidhofen), Andreas Greulberger

Lower Austrian Industry Day 2018 in Karlstein

Interesting insights at international automotive supplier
Pollmann celebrates its 130th anniversary with an Open House 

Pollmann does not have to worry about attendance numbers when it opens its doors during the Lower Austrian Industry Days 2018. Last Friday, 750 guests took the opportunity during the Industry Days 2018 to take a behind-the-scenes look at the top company in Waldviertel. The global market leader in sunroof mechanisms and door lock housings whose products are installed in 93% of all top-brand vehicles is also celebrating its 130th anniversary.

The visitor numbers showed that Pollmann with its long tradition has made a name for itself as a key player in the modern automotive supplier industry and is also ranked among the top employers. Guests could move freely through the plant facilities along a guided path. The departments showcased technologies and manufacturing processes, and the HR team around Dr. Ernst Wurz presented the many different job profiles and career opportunities available at Pollmann. The company is looking for 60 new employees next year just for the new Pollmann plant in Vitis.

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