When Uwe Scharfy started as CEO at Baumer of America Inc. in 2017, his goal was to further expand Bäumer’s market position in North America.
For 75 years, Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG has been a leading manufacturer of systems, machines and software for cutting, processing and transporting foam materials. Bäumer secures the future of its customers in the foam industry through customer-specific engineering and intelligent services. As the market leader, the company not only offers a comprehensive range of foam cutting machines and transport systems, but also customized, comprehensive and intelligent concepts for their production.
In 2021, Christoph Hauck will become the first external CEO in the company's 75-year history to assume the position of sole managing director at Bäumer. With stability and sustainability, he wants to keep the “big ship” Bäumer on course, relying in particular on almost 400 motivated employees. Bäumer is a matter of the heart for him, a perfect match, so to speak.
Successful companies work hard every day to refine their own quality standards and improve quality, costs and delivery times for their customers. In order to meet this challenge every day, all the gears of the production process must always work together in harmony. These seamless processes are the key prerequisite for the creation of an outstanding product range.
In the research project “Manu-Brain”, the University of Siegen is currently developing a platform for artificial intelligence (AI) that is expected to offer easier access and usability without great technical effort, making it easier for small and medium-sized companies to get started in the world of modern digital process optimization.
After having reaped a lot of criticism regarding his National Industrial Strategy for 2030, the Federal Minister Altmaier released his strategy for mid-sized companies while still on his summer trip to mid-sized companies. The biggest criticism concerned his neglect of mid-sized companies. As part of his trip, he also paid a visit to Bäumer so he could hear about the challenges a mid-sized company is facing straight from the horse’s mouth.