- Success storiesOur mindset is what distinguishes us from the competition.
Armin Eder – From apprentice to manager
The most exciting thing about my work? I can always learn something new. After my apprenticeship as a fitter, I started out as a skilled worker in the mechanical workshop.
The best moment in my working life so far was probably my promotion to maintenance manager. I am proud to manage an area now where I started my career as an apprentice. It is, however, associated with the enormous challenge to further develop this department and to raise the level, which is already high in all areas, even further.
What I appreciate about the work here is that good performance is recognized and the group permanently strives to evolve. The decision-making paths are short, which allows for a high level of flexibility. I personally value having the possibility to help shape the development, the trust in the work we do, and the way people show appreciation when dealing with each other. Heinzel Group supports the development of its employees, which I personally consider very important. It comes as no surprise that many managers used to be apprentices in the company.
“Lifelong learning is indispensable nowadays. I try to learn from my younger colleagues by listening to them and trying to integrate their perspective into the overall picture.”
Michael Pucher – Reaching goals with teamwork
“As a line manager and apprentice trainer I have always been able to pass on the knowledge and experience I gained to colleagues. A team can only be good when everyone has the same level of knowledge.”
For nearly 30 years, I have been able to achieve great things with my team at the Laakirchen paper mill and to support the professional development of my colleagues. I love the work I do in my function as a department head and appreciate the trust placed in me.
The best thing about my work is the great team I work with – I have seen them make superhuman efforts in tricky situations. I also find exchanging experiences with colleagues from different parts of the group very exciting.
Working with the young generations, for example with my lively and intelligent trainee Luisa, is a formative experience. If – like in my case – you are not far off the end of your professional career, it is very refreshing and sometimes also challenging to have such a dynamic employee – but it’s always fun.
Valerie Maitre – The most exciting phase in life
After I became a mother, I initially found it very challenging to return to work in the group. I had to find a new balance – not just for myself, but also for the company because when you have child, it is not just time management that changes; priorities also shift. At heinzelsales, I was able to deal with this process and to redefine my position after returning to work. Now I can continue to carry out challenging and interesting tasks for different projects. At the same time, I have the flexibility to be there for my children. Flexibility is THE key to making it work.
What I like most about work is that the group develops and grows continuously. The feeling of building something completely new, of creating something that helps others and has a big impact on the overall picture, is incredible. Our network is not limited to heinzelsales, but is extended through the sister companies. Collaborating with the other group companies, you can really see how we work together to achieve a common goal.
“Over the years I have always been treated with respect and received support, which made me feel part of the team. Here you are really a person and not just a number – you have a face and a voice, which is heard and counts.”