LESSMANN continues Robert Thaler in Solingen
Extension of the product range with strip brushes
Lessmann, The German Brush Company, announces that they have taken over Robert Thaler in Solingen since April 2019.
Since the family-run company Robert Thaler had no successor, the owners decided to sell the company to Lessmann. Robert Thaler has been developing and manufacturing strip and industrial brushes since 1920. The combination of experience and innovation ability, traditional craftsmanship and modern production technology as well as many years of know-how make the company a specialist in its field.
The takeover enables Lessmann to expand is product range in a meaningful way. In addition to the technical brushes previously offered, which are all produced in Oettingen, Germany, Lessmann can now offer a wide range of strip brushes and sealing brushes, which are also “Made in Germany”. The name “Robert Thaler” will remain as a trademark of Lessmann GmbH.
Lessmann will continue the production of strip and sealing brushes at the Solingen site and take over all employees. In addition, the previous owners will continue to support the company on site in the coming month to ensure a smooth handover for employees, customers and other business partners.
„The takeover of Robert Thaler is not only an optimal addition to our product range, but also the corporate culture and customer structure fits us very well. We are looking forward to the task of continuing this traditional company”, says Dieter Lessmann, Managing Director.
Trainee - Farewell 2019
On Monday, April 8, 2019, the annual trainee graduation took place in Lessmann's house.
After two and a half years of apprenticeship, two industrial clerks were handed over by their commercial trainers to the new areas of responsibility at Lessmann. After 3 1/2 years of training, the two mechatronics technicians were also adopted by their instructor. They have already taken over their new responsibilities in the departments.
Lessmann still wishes a lot of fun in the company and looks forward to the coming time!
Training company 2019
Also for the year 2019 Lessmann was awarded by the IHK Schwaben as a "training company 2019".
The following professions are being trained by Lessmann:
- Industrial clerk / -man
- Industrial Mechanic (m/w/d)
- Mechatronics engineer (m/w/d)
- Specialist in Warehouse Logistics (m/w/d)
- IT specialist (m/w/d)
Already now you can inform oneself about the different apprenticeships to start training in September 2020 with the Lessmann GmbH.
Annual closing ceremony with honorary anniversaries at Lessmann in Oettingen
The anniversaries at Lessmann were honored at the annual closing ceremony
A year-end party for all employees has been a tradition at the company Lessmann in Oettingen for decades. In this festive setting, the management thanked all employees, who contributed to a again very successful operating result. In addition, several employees who were actively involved in the in-house continuous improvement process and thus contributed to improved processes in the company were rewarded with a generous gift.
Special thanks went to the anniversaries and employees who retired. With their many years of service, their loyal employment and commitment, they are an important pillar in the company, for which were honored by the management.
Lessmann apprentices on tour
Trainee excursion to the AMB trade fair in Stuttgart
On Tuesday, 18 September 2018, the apprentice excursion of Lessmann took place with a total of 18 apprentices and students and the four instructors.
The program included a visit to the AMB exhibition, an international metalworking exhibition in Stuttgart. For this purpose, the business trainees informed the rest of the group about the facts about the trade fair, the Lessmann booth and the exhibited products, machines and applications during the journey, as part of a "trade fair briefing".
At the fairgrounds, the young talents were able to visit Lessmann's exhibition stand and the ten exhibitor halls, with over 1,500 exhibitors. The trainees had to answer a questionnaire consisting of 18 questions about the AMB trade fair. Among other things, the booths of the competitors in the field of technical brushes, as well as the brand new trends in the tool and mechanical engineering industry were of particular interest.
After exciting impressions at the exhibition center, the excursion was rounded off with a lunch and a stay at "Laser-Tag", a sports hall in Göppingen, where several teams compete in the dark for a special course.
Training start in 2018 at Lessmann
On 3 September 2018 Lessmann GmbH in Oettingen welcomed seven apprentices to start their vocational training. As an industrial clerk, industrial mechanic, mechatronics technician and warehouse logistics specialist, trainees have an exciting journey ahead.
At a common breakfast, with the other trainees from all apprenticeship years, a first meeting and the presentation of the individual apprentices took place.
Afterwards, the seven new trainees set off and were able to explore all departments and areas of the company Lessmann themselves during an internal company rally and introduce themselves to the employees. They got first impressions of the various production and administrative processes and of the varied tasks that the trainees expect in the coming months in order to get to know the company around technical brushes better.
The Lessmann GmbH wishes all new apprentices a good start and a lot of fun in the company!
Brushes as an art object
In July 2018, the Lessmann GmbH in Oettingen received the class 9b of the secondary school Maria Stern from Nördlingen.Already during a tour of the plant in February, Lessmann provided the 26 pupils with various brushes and raw materials for the project "Brush Objects".
Together with her teacher and project manager Mrs. Ranftl, they visited the exhibition of their art objects, which they had produced in class. Some works of art reach a total height of half a meter.
Three of these objects are kept by Lessmann GmbH and have given the class a donation. The money goes into the class coffers and benefits a common school trip.
Lessmann is already looking forward to working together in the next few years.
Racing - Sponsorship
Hans Schlotter seems faster than ever this year. Seven race victories are recorded.
Although now clearly in retirement age, the Oettinger motorcycle pilot Hans Schlotter seems stronger this season than ever. He won seven out of the eight races of the BMW Boxer Tropy this year and finished second with the result that he leads this year's overall standings by exactly half the race series with a clear advantage.
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2018 - Fair year of Lessmann
LESSMANN exhibits at various shows in 2018
The trade fair year starts with the
International Hardware Fair Cologne from 4 to 7 March.
Here, 2,670 exhibitors from 55 countries will meet on 144,000 square meters to present innovations and give an insight to their product range from tools, industrial supplies, fastening and connection technology, fittings as well as DIY and home improvement industries. The International Hardware Fair Cologne takes place every two years and is the No. 1 business and innovation platform in the industry. Lessmann also participates and is pleased to welcome buyers and decisions makers from trade and industry as well as manufacturers. We look forward to welcome you in hall 10.2 – booth 025.
Following fair, TUBE takes place from 16 to 20 April in Duesseldorf.
More than 1,200 exhibitors meet over 30,000 trade visitors from all over the world at the world’s most important trade fair for the pipe and tube processing industry. Lessmann is pleased to welcome its visitors in hall 6 – booth G29. Here, our sales experts are available for issues to technical brushes and look forward to answer your questions.
The fair year 2018 comes to an end with
AMB from 18 to 22 September 2018 in Stuttgart.
This international fair for metalworking is among the top five fairs worldwide for metal cutting technology. Every two years, more than 1,450 exhibitors from 33 countries present the latest developments in machine tools, precision tools and related peripherals for machining metalworking.
Your welcome to visit Lessmann in hall 5 – Booth 5C01. The specialists of Lessmann will be available for all your questions about metalworking.
For all fairs, we are pleased to arrange an appointment in advance. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0049 9082 707 – 0.
We are looking forward to your visit!
Generous donation to kindergartens in Oettingen
After a successful business year, in December 2016 Lessmann invited representatives of the 3 kindergartens in Oettingen to hand them a donation. They were pleased to receive an amount of each 1.000 Euro. To this point of time they did not know exactly for what they would use the money, but in 2017 several projects are planned for which the donation will be helpful.
For Lessmann with this donation it is important to support regional facilities and young people in Oettingen.
Successful international exhibition for metalworking AMB in Stuttgart, Germany
In September 2016 the international exhibition for metalworking AMB in Stuttgart, one of the most important exhibitions in this industry, took place.
Short time after the end of the fair, Lessmann sees this repeated participation as very successful.
On the booth Lessmann presented various types of technical brushes like disc brushes, cup brushes or interior brushes for the use in machining centers, for semiautomatic or manual use.
The wide product range, the possibilities of measurements and filling materials, the first-class quality of the products as well as high competence in technical support convince the potential buyers and customers to have found with Lessmann the right partner for brushing tools “Made in Germany”.
Lessmann holds roofing ceremony
With completing the steel construction and the roof a milestone in the construction of the new high rack storage area was reached and the owners Jürgen and Dieter Lessmann celebrated it with a roofing ceremony, which is a traditional German custom.
All involved partners and companies, all employees working on the building site and the neighbors were invited. In a short address Jürgen Lessmann was talking about the construction progress. A challenge was the installation of the tank for the sprinkler system, which lies under the new hall. The tank was necessary because of more strict fire protection requirements the previous tank was not adequate any more.
Jürgen Lessmann thanked all involved companies which made good and solid work. He thanked the residents for their patience which is necessary because of the additional noise and dirt and he also thanked all his employees who have to work under uncomfortable working conditions caused by the building constructions.
After following short welcoming speeches by the mayor of Oettingen and the architect in charge who both commended the clear commitment to Oettingen, Germany as the location for business, the construction supervisor hold a traditional speech which is typical for a roofing ceremony. He was talking about the long-lasting collaboration between his company and Lessmann and he pointed out the innovative brush company which demonstrates with investments in machines and buildings that they are ready for the future with high quality products and services made in Germany.
Following to this official part all guests were invited to a good and solid meal and they could let fade away the event in cosy ambience
A successful start into 2016
With the International Hardware Fair in Cologne in March, the first participation of fairs in 2016 ended very successful.
LESSMANN thanks their customers, business partners and interested persons who took the time for good discussion on our booth. You made the fair in Cologne to a felicitous event!
Besides new end brushes with carbon fibre, wheel and bevel brushes with 24 instead of 20 knots, an extended product range for the food industry and interior brushes with brass wire, Lessmann presented the new packaging concept on the fair.
The new packaging stands for clear optical design, an improved recognition and it points the modern branding and the declaration “Made in Germany”. Hence for the user it is easier to find the right quality tool.
Lessmann is looking forward to your visit at the upcoming fair, the International Fair Tube in Düsseldorf from April 4 to 8 in Hall 6, Stand No. D31. Please make an appointment via e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (0049 9082 707-0).
Groundbreaking ceremony for enlargement of the storage area
In the end of the freezing season at the beginning of march the construction work for a new project started: The enlargement of the high rack storage area. On an additional area of 1300 m² a new stock with several thousands of storage positions for palettes and containers will be created within the next months. This investment is necessary to adapt the internal logistics to the positive developments of the company.
With this investment Lessmann shows clearly, that the company adheres to Oettingen in Germany as a location for industry. For the managing directors Jürgen and Dieter Lessmann it is very important that their family business is positioned well at the present production site in Oettingen and to be able to deliver the high quality products worldwide to competitive prices.
Lessmann keeps international innovation award
Electrochemical cleaning is an established process for the treatment of stainless steel surfaces. For this process Lessmann developed a brush which allows also the treatment of areas which are hard to reach, for example the interior of small tubes. The result is an interior brush with carbon fibre – the processing of the filling material to prepare it for electrochemical applications was a big challenge when developing the brush.
Lessmann holds for this innovation a European patent and applied for the Innovation Award of the European Brushware Federation FEIBP, which was awarded at the end of September. The managing directors Jürgen and Dieter Lessmann were on the spot and presented their innovation the brush manufacturers from all over Europe, who finally voted the winner for the FEIBP Innovation Award 2015. Lessmann was placed first before competitors from Italy, France and Switzerland.
Inauguration of the new production hall and open day for the public
At the last weekend in September Lessmann arranged an inauguration ceremony of the production hall and an open day for the public.
For the inauguration of the production hall more than 150 people arrived in Oettingen. The new production hall is with dimensions of 54 x 78 meters and 30.000 m³ building volume the biggest separate building in the company’s history.
Company Director Dieter Lessmann welcomed all the business partners, customers and suppliers as well as the employees who were all invited to this event.
Afterwards there was a speech of Oettingen’s mayor and assistant district administrator who are really glad about Lessmann’s commitment to the production site in Oettingen.
The architect followed with a diverting discourse about the characteristics of the new building and the long-lasting, cross-generational business relationship with Lessmann.
After an ecumenical blessing of the production hall, Company Director Jürgen Lessmann addressed the audience about the company’s values and emphasized how important are fairness, reliability and honesty for this family-owned business. He also thanked all the employees for their daily commitment and obligation which is necessary for the company’s success.
Afterward the Company Directors were surprised by the employees with a painting which shows the company estate from above.
The Big Band of Oettingen’s grammar school framed the event with live-music.
At the following day there was an open day for the public in the German brush company. More than 3.000 visitors were interested in the modern production facilities as well as in the products and the working or training opportunities in the company.
Highlights of this day were a robot which showed a brush application of the automotive industry, a cinema which showed the new corporate video as well as guided tours through the company where employees answered the questions of the employees. Besides there was a brush flea market which returns goes to social facilities in Oettingen.