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Plant manager Huseyin Timur: From the catering trade to the colorful world of insulated bottles.
Everyone knows them and many have them at home: the jugs with the red dot. But hardly anyone knows how they are made. Hüseyin Timur knows better than anyone - he is the plant manager at the insulated bottle manufacturer ROTPUNKT in Niederaula.
Hüseyin Timur came to the company from the restaurant business as a career changer. "My parents had a restaurant in Bad Hersfeld, and later I also started my own business. After I started studying industrial engineering, I realized that I was more interested in the technical field. Through the contact with the Ludwig family, I then came to ROTPUNKT," explains the 31-year-old.
Starting as a student trainee, he worked his way up to department manager in the glass department and finally to plant manager. His tasks are now very diverse - from ensuring quality to controlling occupational safety in production to organization, Hüseyin Timur combines all areas as plant manager. "The nice thing is that you always learn something new from everyone, whether from the fitter or the production assistants, so it never gets boring," says Timur.
Each glass is tested for its temperature resistance using a laser. In addition, individual glasses from each batch of glass are randomly tested in the water track for heat retention to see if they actually keep hot for 24 hours or cold for 36 hours. Shock tests are also carried out to check the stability of the glass. For this, boiling and cold water is poured in alternately several times in succession to see if the glass remains undamaged. Provided the tests meet the standard, the jars are allowed to go into production. "In our vacuum jugs, we now use only Rosalin glass, which is produced especially for us," explains Timur.
In production, the plastic parts as well as the glass are then assembled into the finished product, the vacuum jug, and packed for storage and shipping. Around 15,000 jugs can be produced daily at ROTPUNKT, and it's all "Made in Germany."
All parts of the jugs, except for the hand-blown glass, come from Germany. Production, storage, packaging and shipping are all done in Niederaula.
"For us, Made in Germany is still writ large. Even the tools for manufacturing the plastic parts were made in Germany." The company was founded in 1963 by Dr. Anso Zimmermann. After he passed away in 1994, his longtime employee Peter Ludwig took over the business. In 2015, after the sudden death of Peter Ludwig, his daughter Stephanie Ludwig-Weidemann took over the management of the company, which currently has 80 employees.
(Moritz Pappert) +++
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Press report from 23.07.2018
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