Get to know the working world
First factory tour at Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH since the start of the Corona pandemic
For once, not sitting at a school desk and instead gaining practical insights into the everyday work of a local company: Company tours offer young people a good opportunity to find out about the possibilities in the professional world. For this reason, the 8th grade of the Peter-August-Böckstiegel Comprehensive School visited Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH in Werther on 28 March. Although it is still about two and a half years until the pupils graduate from school, questions about career development are becoming increasingly important for them. To help them answer these questions, the school offers a career orientation week on the topic of “Work in the past and today”, as part of which the visit to the parent plant of the internationally active group of companies took place.
At the beginning of their visit, the pupils were given a general overview of the company’s history, examples of product applications and information about the various apprenticeships at the P+P Group. After an obligatory safety briefing, the plant tour then began, during which the pupils had the opportunity to get to know the pipe processing processes up close. Finally, a joint breakfast break was used for questions and exchange. The visit left a lasting impression on the very interested pupils: “I didn’t know that the tubes are also used in roll cages in motor sports. I find the different uses and manufacturing processes very exciting,” said Niklas. “I found the different processes in tube production very impressive,” Maria summarised: “Without the factory tour, I would not have been so easily aware of a company in the industrial sector. That’s why I find such a visit very useful.”
The Poppe + Potthoff Group, with its headquarters and technology centre in Werther (Westphalia), has over 1,600 employees and long-term partners and is active in over 50 countries in close proximity to its customers. Founded in 1928, the P+P Group today has 18 plants and sales offices in 9 countries. Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH supplies precision steel tubes in small batches or in large series. The tubes manufactured at the group’s main plant are used in various fields of application, e.g. as injection lines, industrial chains, in measuring and control technology as well as in machine and tool construction. In the production of precision steel tubes, the focus is always on the specific needs of the customers. Through the combination of the highest standards and over 90 years of expertise in tube manufacturing, Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH guarantees absolute precision and quality.
As a group of companies, Poppe + Potthoff develops and manufactures, among other things, common rails and high-pressure lines, precision steel tubes, versatile precision components and couplings as well as special machines and test stands. This enables sophisticated solutions in the automotive and commercial vehicle sector, in marine and aerospace applications, in tool and machine construction and other diverse branches of industry. With a focus on hydrogen system solutions and technologies for electric mobility, the company contributes to a sustainable future. An apprenticeship at Poppe + Potthoff enables young people to become a problem solver for customers as part of an innovative family business.
You can find job vacancies at Poppe + Potthoff GmbH online at: Deutschland ǀ Poppe + Potthoff