May the competitions begin

22.08.2019

WorldSkills 2019

After a long preparation phase it is finally time: For our two employees Thomas Schranz as a participant in the category Polymechanics/Automation and for Andreas Allenbach as an expert it is getting serious, because tomorrow the WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia will start. A major event, especially for 21-year-old Thomas Schranz, who had to qualify last year at the SwissSkills in Bern for the participation in the competition in Russia. He would probably not have expected his early success in professional life 5 years ago when he started his apprenticeship as a polymechanic in our company in Frutigen. Andreas Allenbach was Thomas's trainer and has been working as an expert at SwissSkills and WorldSkills since 2016. Of course, he was looking for a suitable candidate who could represent Switzerland

and found him in the person of Thomas. He motivated him to participate in the SwissSkills in autumn 2018 and offered the necessary support without building up too much pressure. He also helped to find the sponsors (see belos) who support Thomas and who provided during the preparation time for the WorldSkills as well as for the time in Russia the necessary tools, measuring equipment and trainings worth several hundred thousand francs. In the meantime, the two have grown together to form a "dream team", whereby the distribution of tasks is still clearly regulated. After all, it is clear who has to convince the competition with precision work under high time pressure.

With a big thank you to the sponsors:

aprentas Ausbildungsverbund, BaselMitutoyo Schweiz AG, Urdorf
BIG KAISER Präzisionswerkzeuge AG, RümlangPB Swiss Tools, Wasen
Brütsch/Rüegger Werkzeuge AG, UrdorfPestalozzi + Co AG, Dietikon
Debrunner Acifer AG, St. GallenREGO-FIX AG, Nidau
DIHAWAG, BienneSandvik AG, Luzern
EM, BernSeco-Tools, Nidau
Fehlmann AG, SeonSFS unimarket, Heerbrugg
Festo AG, LupfigSiemens Schweiz AG
Fraisa SA, BellachStanley Works Europe GmbH, Urdorf
Gressel AG, AadorfSwissmechanic
Josef Binkert AG, WallisellenTesa SA, Renens
Lista AG, ErlenWenk AG, Bienne

 On our Facebook page you can find regular updates from Kazan.

Timetable from Thomas at WorldSkills2019