News 2019

June

Lean and efficient procurement

In order to further exploit the opportunities offered by digitalisation, at HANSA-FLEX the purchasing processes for supplementary materials will, in future, be simplified by an e-procurement platform. In the near future and initially only in Germany, the platform will enable all branches, production areas and specialist departments to procure articles such as work clothing, office materials, hygiene articles and tools with the greatest possible convenience. The existing product range was defined in advance by various specialist departments and negotiated with selected suppliers in indirect purchasing operations. The platform enables targeted searches in various product groups, and guides users to the desired articles with just a few clicks.

 

 

“All in all we have reduced the procurement process for supplementary materials by more than half, from the initial notification of requirements to the posting of incoming goods,” explains Klaas Henning from Supply Chain Management, who has been responsible for the platform launch as project manager since the beginning of March 2018. “We can significantly reduce the time and effort involved in arranging individual orders, and we benefit from increased process reliability and data quality as well as from the bundling of our purchasing volumes in indirect purchasing.” The platform is currently being tested in practice in two regions. It will be rolled out successively throughout Germany in the further course of the year. “The aim is to make the procurement process in business operations just as simple for users as their private purchases are. The platform is a real joint project from which everyone at HANSA-FLEX will benefit,” says Edwin Maringka, Head of Materials Management.

New location and expansion of mobile services

The HANSA-FLEX country organisations are experiencing positive growth and are expanding their coverage. New branches opened in Koper (Slovenia) and Khashuri (Georgia). Additional vehicles of the Rapid Hydraulic Service were also put into service in Graz (Austria) and in Gemenos (France). In Germany, too, our mobile services are expanding further.

 

In addition, the mobile fleet in La Rochelle (France) will be strengthened from April. At the Vogelsdorf branch just outside Berlin the HANSA-FLEX Fluid Service now has an additional, fully equipped service vehicle for the on-site prevention, identification and repair of oil-related machinery problems at our customers’ premises. Another fluid service vehicle is used at the Dägeling site.

An all-round view behind the HANSA-FLEX scenes

Have you ever wondered what everyday working life at HANSA-FLEX looks like?

 

We are aware that not only hydraulics & co. are complex topics. We also know that it is not self-explanatory what our colleagues at HANSA-FLEX do for important and exciting tasks in the various professional fields. Especially prospective trainees often have no idea what lies behind the general job titles or why they should apply for a job at HANSA-FLEX.

 

We want to change that!

 

That is why we have accompanied eight of our colleagues in their work or in their training. Thanks to the innovative 360° video technology, you can now take a look in all directions and discover HANSA-FLEX and a handful of its (training) professions and services from a new perspective. An overview of all videos can be found here and on our YouTube channel.

 

Our tip: To take full advantage of the impressive 360° technology, it is best to use your smartphone or tablet in combination with a VR cardboard or VR glasses. It feels like you're right in the middle of it instead of just being there. But you can also enjoy an all-round view of the HANSA-FLEX world on your PC. Simply click through the video with your mouse. If possible, also activate the highest resolution (4K) so that you don't miss a single detail. 

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