Team of the technician project of the Franz-Ober-Thür-Schule with WEGMANN automotive.

WEGMANN supports students at Franz-Oberthür-Schule

Together with a project team from the Franz-Oberthür-Schule, WEGMANN is developing a prototype for a decoiler.


As a partner of the technician project, WEGMANN automotive supports the formation at the Franz Oberthür School. The company supports a project team in the field of mechanical engineering that develops and ultimately manufactures a solution to the problem defined by the company over a period of six months.

WEGMANN automotive commissioned the project team the task of developing and designing a decoiler for 16 loosely wound wire reels. Previously, WEGMANN automotive´s workers had to lift the wire reel from a pallet to an existing welding frame during the set-up process. This required enormous strength, as the wire is wound on a spoke that weighs 25 kg. In addition, this wire coil is an expensive custom-made product that can only be purchased from a special supplier. The new set-up process should therefore be shorter and more ergonomic, while the wire coils should be cheaper and available at all times.

Since September, the students have been in the company once a week and have been working together with their supervisors from WEGMANN automotive to solve this problem. During the first step, the project team worked out various concepts and proposed their solutions to the company. After WEGMANN had decided on the concept of a prototype for wire processing, the students started to prepare the necessary designs and construction drawings. These were then manufactured by the company and assembled and commissioned in cooperation with the project team.

Those who would like to know what the result of this cooperation will be, should not miss the open day at the Franz-Oberthür-Schule.On Saturday, 16.03.2019, the results of the various project groups will be exhibited and presented here. The project is a great opportunity for the students to get to know operational procedures and gain practical experience. For WEGMANN these projects are also an enrichment - supporting young people and bringing fresh ideas into the daily routine is especially important to WEGMANN automotive.


About WEGMANN automotive GmbH

With a production volume of more than one billion parts per year, WEGMANN automotive is the leader in the world market for balance weights designed for use in passenger cars, freight vehicles, buses and a variety of industrial applications. The company is a supplier to all the big names in the automotive world as well as to the leading spare parts retailer organizations in America, Europe and Asia.

WEGMANN automotive is a member of the Wegmann Group, which also includes Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Schleifring. The Group, which is based in Munich, has a global workforce of more than 5,500 employees. 

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Vanessa Lediger
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