Scheuch Christmas Lottery
It’s almost time for the annual Scheuch Christmas Lottery.
Fair Play is very important to Scheuch because the company’s success is a collaborative effort made by all employees. This past year we have been collecting gifts and other small tokens of appreciation given to Scheuch from suppliers and business partners to make them available to all employees for a chance to win.
How do I participate?
Employees that want a chance to win a gift can obtain a ticket in the old office supply room on the first floor. Each lottery ticket number corresponds with a matching gift. So that means if there are gifts available everyone who pulls a ticket – wins! First come – first serve.
The drawng will take place in the old office supply room on:
Tuesday, January 14th, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 16, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (13:30 – 15:00)
Susanne Hager, HOL
Laptops for Ried High School
Scheuch together with the parent’s association provided the Ried high school with a laptop donation!
In coordination with the IT department, five already decommissioned, but fully functional laptops were donated to the students at Ried High School. The laptops give students the opportunity toward a better standard of learning and the ability to complete their schoolwork. It also helps prepare the students on their future career path.
Stefan Scheuch was proud to give the laptops to Andreas Hofinger, the school principal on Thursday, November 14th. The school staff was very happy about the generous donation!
Scheuch continues its commitment to the students in the region and our environment.
“With this donation, we not only invest in our future by ensuring better educational opportunities for our next generation,” says Scheuch. “But also, with the second use of the laptops in the sense of environmental sustainability ” re-use “vs.” dispose.”
Susanne Hager, HOL
New Modular Design Bearings
Research and Development project "Modular Design Bearings" (modusys)
Over the past three months several departments (SIS-OP-CE-PSY) have worked to standardize their pipe bearing offering. This will have a significant increase in efficiency, cost savings in engineering, optimized manufacture and construction (ie edging instead of welding).
- Fixed bearing or guide bearing design is only defined by attachments. Simple conversion also possible during assembly.
- No temperature transfer to steel construction => thermal separation in the warehouse
- Contact corrosion between galvanized steel structure and stainless-steel support is not an issue – Attachments always mild steel
- Height differences easily adjustable
- Planning models
Prototyping with a 3D printer
During the project, the in-house 3D printer was used for product development optimization.
For all those interested, there is a printed version of the bearings in the SIS-OP-CE-PSY department.
Picture: Models of the bearings
- Tube saddle clamped
- Attachments for fixed bearings
- Conversion of the clamped saddle to the guide bearing
- Conversion to welded saddle as a guide bearing
- Conversion of welded saddle to a fixed bearing
We are confident that this will contribute to Scheuch’s continued success.
Thomas Riedl, SIS
ICC Releases Incoterms® 2020
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently released Incoterms® 2020 rules (International Commercial Terms) that go into effect January 1, 2020.
This new edition of Incoterms® rules define important responsibilities of buyers and sellers for goods under sales contracts worldwide. (For example, FOB “Free on Board”)
On December 8, 2019, Scheuch held a training course for Incoterms® 2020 in Aurolzmünster. Shipping, sales, purchasing and contract management departments were invited to learn more about the changes.
To access the new edition of Incoterms® 2020 rules
- Visit the Scheuch Library on the network
- Contact Contract Management
- Employees in the U.S. can request a copy from Katja Preuer.
Rudy Dijkhuizen, Andrea Flatscher, HOL
RICO and Scheuch celebrates 15,000 ESPs
"We have never had so many anniversaries," Stefan Scheuch says impressed by the loyalty at this year's anniversary celebration.
Scheuch and long-term supplier partner, RICO-Werk Eiserlo & Emmrich GmbH from Germany have been successfully building electrostatic precipitators (ESP) since the 1990s primarily for biomass power plants.
The ESP systems are equipped with quality RICO high-voltage units and high-voltage regulators.
RICO managing director, Dr. Josef von Stackelberg visited Scheuch headquarters in November to present Scheuch managing directors Stefan Scheuch and Jörg Jeliniewski with a certificate celebrating the 15,000th high-voltage unit manufactured for Scheuch.
Oliver Meinhart, SIS
Scheuch apprentice project 2019
It took less than two months of welding, coating, engraving, wiring, and assembling for apprentices to create a modern, unique table.
Under the supervision of Marco Leidinger, technician and Bernhard Urwanisch, the apprentice manager the table was constructed from solid metal and rustic wood. The quality of the craftsmanship of this apprentice project is clearly seen in the details such as the map and etched drawing that were produced using a laser.
At Scheuch, apprentice projects are an important part of their training. The apprentices learn that great results are achieved through communication, team spirit, and creativity. “The project had a lot of variety and exciting tasks in addition to the daily activities in the training center,” reports an enthusiastic Scheuch apprentice.
The apprentices debuted the table at the Professional Experience Days (job fair). “In the future, the table will find its place in the training center at Scheuch headquarters and will be the impetus for many other apprentice projects,” says Scheuch instructor Bernhard Urwanisch.
From left to right > Chandar Jagmama, Abdulah Omerovic, Niklas Winklhamer, Gabriel Strasser, Duran Tecer, the proud Scheuch apprentices who participated in the 2019 internal apprenticeship project.
Bernhard Urwanisch, COM
Dusting off the SIS product offering
Imagine the entire portfolio of the Scheuch Industrial Solutions business unit (plant engineering) is a ship called “MS Scheuch”.
With this ship we have been successful sailing across the seven seas for decades, trading and discovering new countries and trade routes. As successful as we are, we also know that our “MS Scheuch” is getting a bit old. The paint is peeling a little here and there, the sails are also showing wear and we wonder if our ship will survive the next storm? It’s time to build a newer, faster and better ship with the knowledge and experience of the past 60 years.
On November 20-21, 2019 Scheuch Industrial Solutions (SIS – plant engineering) held the kick-off meeting for the new “Modular Filter System” project. The goal is to build a modern yet modular portfolio that is tailored to the needs of our customers and markets.
A holistic team made of members from product management, standard design, customized engineering, supply chain, sales, innovation management and tools & services, worked with a third-party vendor Odego. Together the team analyzed historical data (2013-2019) to help us define our goal of building a modular filter system (MFB).
At the start, the data analysis has been difficult because we have over 160 MB of data to review, customer data is not complete, having to decipher handwritten notes, and common terminology was inconsistent. The final detailed analysis is expected to be completed mid to late January. At this point, a big thank you to the entire MFB team, who tries to break new ground with commitment and creativity. Special thanks also to the data processing team, which has fought its way through tens of thousands of data and Excel files.
Stefan Hötzinger, SIS
Fundraiser for children in need
Addressing the need for more beekeepers
The apprentices at Scheuch hosted their annual Christmas fundraiser in Aurolzmünster (Scheuch headquarters) on December 19th. This year’s theme was “Together We Can Achieve More”.
As part of the apprentice laser training they design and make usable goods (for example, cell phone holders, candelabras) that are made available to Scheuch employees who then donate in exchange for selected items.
“The initiative came from the apprentices themselves,” says Bernhard Urwanisch, Apprentice Manager. “It’s nice to see that young people are committed to social activities.” The proceeds go to the non-profit association Rieder Children & Youth Protection House (RIKI). Scheuch management is pleased about the successful fundraising campaign. The support from Kulinario (Scheuch cafeteria provider) and the Ried brewery who provided the mulled wine helped Scheuch to double the amount raised last year from $2618 (2,346 euros) to $5245 (4,700 euros).
“Social responsibility is firmly rooted in our values,” says Stefan Scheuch. “It is fantastic to see the energetic teamwork within and outside the company since it is so important to our young Scheuch employees. That makes me very proud.”
The Rieder Children & Youth Protection House (RIKI) organization is happy to receive this donation from Scheuch. The money will go to support abused and neglected children in the area.
During the event participants enjoyed a traditional Austrian mulled wine.
Karin Hochhauser-Fabri, HOL
Horst Fackler (Scheuch Safety Specialist),
Rene Hynek (Certific),
Michael Rinesch (Scheuch Safety Specialist)
Scheuch safety days 2019
A lot is happening at Scheuch and every year there are new legal requirements in terms of company safety.
The safety team at Scheuch are the first in the region to include subsidiaries into a broader safety program.
Scheuch Safety Days was held December 18 and 19 and a total of 55 participants from Scheuch, Hilti, WIFI, MSA, Certific and Haberkorn participated in safety training. They learned best practices in reporting accidents, claim management, quality assurance, as well as proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Participants also had hands on training for properly performing rescue procedures. Training for rescue attempts from high heights are particularly important for Scheuch. “Everyone needs to know how to keep themselves and others safe from dangerous situations,” emphasizes Michael Rinesch, Scheuch Safety Specialist. In addition to climbing and repelling, this was also used to train on proper safety procedures when working on aerial platforms. Part of the training was including Austrian, Thailand, Sweden, and Russian safety requirements as well.
At the end of the training participants took a test using the Certific app to gauge what was learned during the training sessions. This app also provides a reference library to refer back to for topics such as rescue plans.
“The safety and health of the customer and every single employee is a top priority at Scheuch,” says Rinesch. “In the future, we want to continue with Scheuch Safety Days more often to consistently train on individual rescue measures.”
Michael Rinesch, SIS;
Scheuch Plays Ball!
Scheuch is a sponsor of Ried’s major league Volleyball Club (UVC Ried im Innkreis). The Scheuch logo has appeared on the team’s uniform since November.
“It’s an honor to support such an aspiring, successful team. We wish the team all the best and many more wins in the future, ” Scheuch marketing director, Zin Duong says.
The sponsorship reinforces a “we-mentality” theme reflective on the Scheuch team as we work together toward a successful reorganization and the volleyball team works together to win on the court.
Find the team schedule here:
Follow the team on Facebook:
Zin Duong, HOL
First Apprentice at LIGNO
In 2019, Scheuch LIGNO hired its first apprentice, Laura Lackner. She is based in Mehrnbach, Austria.
We are delighted that Laura is taking the opportunity to start an apprenticeship as a designer for our company.
All the best in your Scheuch future – you have already made history!
Jutta Pöchersdorfer-Stöger, LIG
Christmas party in Slovakia
Employees in Prievidza celebrates
The Christmas party at Scheuch Slovakia (Scheuch s.r.o.) is an annual tradition all employees look forward to.
At the party, the Scheuch Slovakia management reviewed highlights from 2019 and presented a slideshow of Scheuch’s systems implemented worldwide. In addition to the year in review everyone had a chance to enter the raffle for great prizes and many had a great time in the photo booth and at the foosball table (table soccer).
Probably the biggest highlight was the impressive dance performance by the “Old School Brothers” who in 2008 reached number one on the television show “Slovakia´s Got Talent”.
It did not go unnoticed by the Slovakia employees that their colleagues from Scheuch headquarters took the time to come and celebrate the holiday with them.
Alois Hermandinger, SIS