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The freedom to think long term.

The training of capable and committed professionals forms the foundation for the continued success of an organization. Twelve training professions and four dual courses can be selected at the headquarters in Nuremberg.

THE STRENGTH TO OPERATE FLEXIBLY.

We travel by train instead of flying and eat more vegetables than meat to improve our personal ecological footprint. However, making the footprint of metal processing plants “greener” takes much more effort than that.

LIVING A COOPERATIVE CULTURE.

People sit up to 18 hours in an aircraft. How can light contribute to the passengers' wellbeing? How can flying be made an experience?

The freedom to think long term.

The training of capable and committed professionals forms the foundation for the continued success of an organization. Twelve training professions and four dual courses can be selected at the headquarters in Nuremberg.

THE STRENGTH TO OPERATE FLEXIBLY.

Start-ups are popping up like mushrooms everywhere. But which technologies have a future and how can a large corporation learn from young companies?

LIVING A COOPERATIVE CULTURE.

People sit up to 18 hours in an aircraft. How can light contribute to the passengers' wellbeing? How can flying be made an experience?
“Besides grades, we are even more interested in questions like: Does the applicant suit Diehl?”
Mrs. Johanna Prottengeier
Specialist Assistant for Commercial Training at the Diehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH
“In order to be more efficient, we need to use energy more intelligently."
Mr. Camille Kielwasser
Project engineer in the Central Services of Diehl Metall in Röthenbach
"When a passenger feels comfortable onboard an aircraft, he will come back-"
Dirk-Achim Schevardo
Business Development Manager for Cabin Systems
“Besides grades, we are even more interested in questions like: Does the applicant suit Diehl?”
Mrs. Johanna Prottengeier
Specialist Assistant for Commercial Training at the Diehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH
“We are not looking for the legendary white unicorn among start-ups, but for long-term partners!”
Dr. Mathias Glasmacher
Head of Technology of the Diehl Group and Managing Director of Diehl Ventures
"When a passenger feels comfortable onboard an aircraft, he will come back-"
Dirk-Achim Schevardo
Business Development Manager for Cabin Systems

Dual training as the foundation of working life

In many organizations, only those applicants who have excellent grades and present themselves convincingly during the personal interview win the race. Naturally, good grades are required at Diehl as well and are helpful, however, we are not looking primarily for a perfect presentation: “We look for applicants that fit to Diehl, a family owned business, and are happy to face the daily challenges in working life at Diehl. That is young people who find our company culture appealing, and ideally would like to spend their entire working life with us”, Johanna Prottengeier, Specialist Assistant at Diehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH (DAQ) points out making the expectations of the organization clear.

Impressions from our vocational training

Our profound education provides the basis for a long-standing and successful career.

Diehl takes considerable efforts to prepare their young talents optimally to tackle the future challenges. Besides imparting the necessary professional know-how, support is also provided for personal development, e.g. through joint campaigns and seminars, company visits and study tours. And – as the traditional highlight of the training – a trip to Berlin to learn more about political processes and the most important institutions of our country.

A fundamental success factor during the training is the close relationship between the trainers and their trainees. “This does not suggest any obtrusiveness but a benevolent participation in the development of a young human being”, says Johanna Prottengeier. “Our experienced trainers can specifically enhance the strengths of the trainees and provide consistent help to overcome their weaknesses. Besides imparting corporate knowledge, they also practice the values of the Diehl family business”, says Johanna Prottengeier, who herself started as a trainee at Diehl. 

The traditional high value placed on the company anniversaries at Diehl is based, not least, on the consistent support given to young professionals at the beginning of their careers. “We take our trainees seriously with respect to their personal development. Therefore, we also expect in turn team spirit, respectful behavior, and long term commitment”, Prottengeier states. “It is important at Diehl to help not only the usual dual trainees and dual university students, but also -especially in recent times -young  

Partnership on equal terms

Stay up to date!

Contact

  • Wolfgang BöhmDiehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH
    Phone +49 911 947-2330
    Fax +49 911 947-3330
  • Stephanstraße 49 90478 Nürnberg

Improve the process – Save energy

How can we obtain an overview of all the consumption data required during ongoing production? The first step of energy management is effective energy controlling: Ongoing consumption must be monitored exactly: The cause must be researched wherever specific upturns are seen. Meter data is prepared to assign it exactly to the individual energy consumers. Energy management creates the prerequisites for responsible, conscientious and economical handling of energy, to continuously improve the ecological footprint of our metal production.

This year's objective? Handling materials more efficiently and sustainably than we do today.

“We have always been conscious about our environment and costs” says Camille Kielwasser from Central Services at Diehl Metall in Röthenbach. “We basically never had open doors to the boiler room and we installed motion sensors on lamps that were always on. But that is not what we mean, when we talk of energy management. For example, we are working on reducing the energy expended and the material used in the individual processing stages of production.”

This means rethinking and optimizing the entire production process time and again. “The high number of over 100 different alloys and a wide spectrum of semi-finished product formats and dimensions make recording and accurate assignment to products very difficult. This is a giant task”, acknowledges Dr. Claus Heubeck, Manager for Energy and responsible for the purchase of energy for the entire Diehl Group. More and more meters were installed at Diehl Metall in Röthenbach for this purpose, which recorded the consumptions in real time and routed it to an evaluation system. This enables production heads to effectively monitor the energy consumption of their plants. Managing energy with continuously improving transparency, is the task.

“We keep finding new adjusting screws to improve even more, year by year”, comments Camille Kielwasser. “This year we plan to increase our material efficiency. The dross that resulted from smelting and casting brass bolts was sold to recyclers in the past. In future, the assorted dross [1] will be separated and fed into the smelting process in the foundry again after a preparatory process. This will reduce our use of new metals and contribute positively to the ecological balance of brass production.”

Sustainability at Diehl

[1] Dross is also called slag. It emerges while smelting metals, and must be removed before further processing. The recycling of dross is a contribution towards sustainable handling of metals. More information on recycling at Diehl Metall is put together under "Sustainability"

Contact

  • Dr. Claus HeubeckManager Environment and Energy
    Phone +49 911 5704-405
    Fax +49 911 5704-387
  • Diehl Metall Stiftung & Co. KG Heinrich-Diehl-Str. 9 90552 Röthenbach a d Pegnitz

Light Verification Center

The Light Verification Center of Diehl Aerosystems has a floor space of more than 1000 sq m. It is the largest facility of its kind in Germany where the effect of light in aircraft cabins is tested. Passengers are to constantly feel comfortable during up to 18 hours of flight. "Cabin lighting is of great importance for a person's biological clock, and the service crew uses lighting to structure the flight phases. That means for us: every flight phase must have appropriate cabin lighting," Dirk-Achim Schevardo explains.

Depending on the respective cultural origin, light is perceived in different ways and so we adapt it to the airline’s wishes: "Scandinavian airlines like warm, bright light; in the Asian region, cooler, bluish light is preferred" Schevardo describes the different tastes. In this context, the surfaces reflecting the light are decisive. "We try to "paint by light": that means all surfaces should be illuminated evenly."

In top-of-the-range aircraft construction, designers use select materials and want to stage them appropriately. Dirk-Achim Schevardo remembers a customer who wanted to accentuate a particular kind of wood veneer: "However, dark wood absorbs a huge amount of light and thus requires a specially adjusted light source. We see ourselves as a link between engineers, designers, marketing experts and businessmen. This is of particular importance if the customer cannot describe his problem in detail."

Aircraft Projection System

  • Diehl Aerosystems regularly shows at exhibitions what is possible in aircraft cabins:  

Diehl Aerosystems is known as a supplier with highest quality standards. This is what matters in our sector: “It is important to us that lights can be replaced rapidly and our high quality standards ensure a low failure rate. Nevertheless, we want to sell the light effects in the cabin, not the technology as such or individual lamps. The amount of effort we spend on that guarantees the best results for our customers.” 

In order to show the multiple effects of light in the cabin, our employees check the customer's requirements in detail: "Light can make flying an experience again. We offer design workshops to show what is possible. In the cabin roof or in a light dome, we make emerge a starry sky, the airline's logo or duty-free products. 

The success of Diehl Aerosystems proves us right: “All Airbus aircraft and almost the entire Boeing aircraft family are equipped with Diehl lighting systems,” Dirk-Achim Schevardo proudly states.

Contact

  • Diehl AviationDipl.-Ing. (FH) Dirk-Achim SchevardoManager Business Development Cabin Systems
  • Diehl Aviation Donaustraße 120 90451 Nürnberg

Dual training as the foundation of working life

In many organizations, only those applicants who have excellent grades and present themselves convincingly during the personal interview win the race. Naturally, good grades are required at Diehl as well and are helpful, however, we are not looking primarily for a perfect presentation: “We look for applicants that fit to Diehl, a family owned business, and are happy to face the daily challenges in working life at Diehl. That is young people who find our company culture appealing, and ideally would like to spend their entire working life with us”, Johanna Prottengeier, Specialist Assistant at Diehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH (DAQ) points out making the expectations of the organization clear.

Impressions from our vocational training

Our profound education provides the basis for a long-standing and successful career.

Diehl takes considerable efforts to prepare their young talents optimally to tackle the future challenges. Besides imparting the necessary professional know-how, support is also provided for personal development, e.g. through joint campaigns and seminars, company visits and study tours. And – as the traditional highlight of the training – a trip to Berlin to learn more about political processes and the most important institutions of our country.

A fundamental success factor during the training is the close relationship between the trainers and their trainees. “This does not suggest any obtrusiveness but a benevolent participation in the development of a young human being”, says Johanna Prottengeier. “Our experienced trainers can specifically enhance the strengths of the trainees and provide consistent help to overcome their weaknesses. Besides imparting corporate knowledge, they also practice the values of the Diehl family business”, says Johanna Prottengeier, who herself started as a trainee at Diehl. 

The traditional high value placed on the company anniversaries at Diehl is based, not least, on the consistent support given to young professionals at the beginning of their careers. “We take our trainees seriously with respect to their personal development. Therefore, we also expect in turn team spirit, respectful behavior, and long term commitment”, Prottengeier states. “It is important at Diehl to help not only the usual dual trainees and dual university students, but also -especially in recent times -young  

Partnership on equal terms

Stay up to date!

Contact

  • Wolfgang BöhmDiehl Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungs-GmbH
    Phone +49 911 947-2330
    Fax +49 911 947-3330
  • Stephanstraße 49 90478 Nürnberg

Connecting fresh ideas with long years of experience

How does a group remain innovative in the long run? Long years of experience can also lead to operational blindness, making it difficult for unconventional ideas to thrive. True to the maxim: “We did try it once but fell flat on our faces.” But many ideas only need appropriate timing and the right team to get established successfully. However, many corporations are finding it difficult to adopt the right perception for this truth.

Technological experience and fresh ideas complement each other at Diehl Ventures.

Diehl relies on the development of own ideas as well as the innovative power of start-ups. The anchoring point for start-ups is Diehl Ventures GmbH, a company that is linked to the central technology of the Diehl Group. Experts, who work for this corporate venture capital company, search for technologies, products and business models matching our own and identify and evaluate the existing opportunities together with representatives of the business divisions.

“We are not looking for the legendary white unicorn among the start-ups, but for partners in a long term collaboration through which both the Diehl Group as well as the start-up can progress positively!”, this is how Dr. Mathias Glasmacher, Head of Technology of the Diehl Group and Managing Director of Diehl Ventures describes the task. “Both sides can learn optimally from each other while testing innovative approaches and technologies. And the start-up can develop positively with our investment, our access to the market and our know-how.”

Currently Diehl Ventures is looking specifically for start-ups with fields of activity that match the strategic targets of our business divisions. These especially include new approaches from the fields of metal processing, connectivity, security, aviation and meter data management.

Connecting innovation and experience.

  •  “Based on extensive experience, in-depth professional know-how and profound market knowledge of the employees of the Diehl Group, we are in a position to evaluate very well, whether and in what period of time new products and business models can become successful”

Rockethome is one example of collaboration between Diehl and a soaring start-up. This company from Cologne is being supported by Diehl Ventures since 2016 and has already received -for the second time in succession in the same year -the renowned Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award.

Contact

  • Dr. Mathias GlasmacherHead of Technology
    Phone +49 911 947-2002
    Fax +49 911 947-3429
  • Stephanstraße 49 90478 Nürnberg

Light Verification Center

The Light Verification Center of Diehl Aviation has a floor space of more than 1000 sq m. It is the largest facility of its kind in Germany where the effect of light in aircraft cabins is tested. Passengers are to constantly feel comfortable during up to 18 hours of flight. "Cabin lighting is of great importance for a person's biological clock, and the service crew uses lighting to structure the flight phases. That means for us: every flight phase must have appropriate cabin lighting," Dirk-Achim Schevardo explains.

Depending on the respective cultural origin, light is perceived in different ways and so we adapt it to the airline’s wishes: "Scandinavian airlines like warm, bright light; in the Asian region, cooler, bluish light is preferred" Schevardo describes the different tastes. In this context, the surfaces reflecting the light are decisive. "We try to "paint by light": that means all surfaces should be illuminated evenly."

In top-of-the-range aircraft construction, designers use select materials and want to stage them appropriately. Dirk-Achim Schevardo remembers a customer who wanted to accentuate a particular kind of wood veneer: "However, dark wood absorbs a huge amount of light and thus requires a specially adjusted light source. We see ourselves as a link between engineers, designers, marketing experts and businessmen. This is of particular importance if the customer cannot describe his problem in detail."

Aircraft Projection System

  • Diehl Aviation regularly shows at exhibitions what is possible in aircraft cabins:  

Diehl Aviation is known as a supplier with highest quality standards. This is what matters in our sector: “It is important to us that lights can be replaced rapidly and our high quality standards ensure a low failure rate. Nevertheless, we want to sell the light effects in the cabin, not the technology as such or individual lamps. The amount of effort we spend on that guarantees the best results for our customers.” 

In order to show the multiple effects of light in the cabin, our employees check the customer's requirements in detail: "Light can make flying an experience again. We offer design workshops to show what is possible. In the cabin roof or in a light dome, we make emerge a starry sky, the airline's logo or duty-free products. 

The success of Diehl Aviation proves us right: “All Airbus aircraft and almost the entire Boeing aircraft family are equipped with Diehl lighting systems,” Dirk-Achim Schevardo proudly states.

Contact

  • Light Verification Center
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