On 1st September 2016 Mr Benjamin Alfes started his professional career with Peters as an Assistant to the Management. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of Industrie 4.0 he will proceed, in the frame of his first large-scale project, to an unprejudiced analysis of all current workflows in our facility (Production and Shipping) by calling everything into question. Based on the results Mr Alfes will elaborate a concrete approach for “Production and Shipping 2020” by which he will propose solutions in respect of automation, standardisation, capacity utilisation/optimisation etc. All further plans and investments will be arranged in accordance with this study.
He brings along excellent results within his Master of Science in „Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering“ conferred by the RWTH Aachen University, paired with one semester of studies abroad at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
While for his bachelor thesis he studied a classical detail problem from the field of mechanical engineering and plant construction, he developed in the frame of his master thesis, a „Process-oriented metric for the quantification of Industrie 4.0.benefits”.
Moreover, he acquired practical skills and knowledge of the industry when he worked for Nordson Benelux in Maastricht, Continental in Aachen, Saint Gobain in Aachen and Henkel in Düsseldorf.
In the weeks to come, Mr Alfes will first of all become acquainted with our company and the electronics branch in general from various perspectives; this program includes a one-week stay at our customer LFG Oertel in Gera. Their prototype and small series production of both printed circuit boards and fully assembled, conformal-coated printed circuit boards gives a concise overview of all relevant process steps.
After revolutionising our corporate identity and our internet presence in 2015, and while optimising the supply chain management after the introduction of our new ERP system, we look forward to getting started with the next large quantum leap of our company, in the objective of using our resources even more intensively to meet the individual requirements of our customers worldwide.
On behalf of the Management and the entire Peters team we offer a warm welcome to Mr Benjamin Alfes and wish him all the best for his new position in our company.