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The freedom to think long term.

Many of our employees remain connected with the Diehl organization even after they have entered retirement. We are happy about this fact and we support social cohesion and solidarity.


Companies nowadays must react fast to changing conditions in a global market. We encourage and support our engineers to tread new paths.


Offering standardized IT Services in a decentralized group such as Diehl is a daily challenge. The customer is king in one’s own organization and has varied requirements. Nevertheless, shared systems and services create synergies. Not an easy task.
“Even as pensioners we continue to participate in the development of our organization.”
Mr. Andreas Stadelmann
Chairman of the Diehl Pensionisten Vereinigung e.V.
“We have succeeded in continuously improving all our processes.”
Mrs. Katrin Fricke
Operations Director at Diehl Controls
“We want to offer our customers true added value with Shared IT-Services.”
Mr. Rene Teschner
Team Lead at Diehl Informatik GmbH

The Diehl pensioners ─ former colleagues who remain in touch

The Diehl Retired Employees Association has worked for over fifty years on promoting a close relationship between the former employees of Diehl at the headquarters in Nuremberg/Röthenbach. A varied annual program with regular meetings, trips, common annual holidays, is offered along with the highlight of the year - the huge annual Christmas celebrations with over a thousand participants.

The christmas celebration offers a varied programm to the guests.

The group of former employees usually meet to foster personal contacts and get the latest news, but sometimes also to have an opportunity to come out of their own four walls at their advanced ages, to talk with like-minded people and look back at shared experiences. It is the contact with former colleagues that often gives optimism and hope again, especially in difficult life situations.

For those who don't have their own family or can't maintain a close relationship, it is the visits from old friends and former colleagues that provide for a bright spot. Hence, it is natural for the board of the Diehl Retired Employees Association to visit critically ill members of the association at their bedside and finally to accompany them on their last journey and bidding farewell. 

“The Diehl Retired Employees Association is not a fair-weather association that limits itself to shared recreational activities”, as Andreas Stadelmann, chairman of the association for many years summarizes its role,“ but an association of former colleagues who help each other mutually in all situations of life.” 

Diehl is proud of its former employees, who continue to feel part of the organization and are interested in participating in its development. It is our privilege to support this work in various ways.


  • Mr. Andreas StadelmannChairman of the Diehl Pensionisten Vereinigung e.V.
  • Stephanstrasse 49 90478 Nuremberg

Factory of the year – fully automatic, highly efficient and flexible

In October 2015, the Wangen location of Diehl Controls was chosen as the overall winner of the renowned industry benchmark contest: "Factory of the Year/Global Excellence in Operations (GEO)".*

More product handling, less power consumption at the "Factory of the year 2015".

Optimization of circuit-board assembly in every respect was decisive for the jury's decision. The fully automated assembly line comprises 72 modules over a length of 86 meters. It is operated by four employees per shift with an annual output of 1.2 million circuit boards. The facilities are monitored by cameras, the results are collected digitally.

On this basis, Diehl Controls Wangen achieved impressive dynamic improvements between 2011 and 2014: the finished-product volume rose by 10 percent and the value generated increased by 95 percent whereas power consumption dropped by 13 percent.

"From development to supply chain to production, we have succeeded in continously improving all processes and increasing the level of automation. With this approach, we are able to meet global competition," says Katrin Franke, Operations Director Electronics at Diehl Controls.

Factory of the year 2015

  • The Factory of the Year Award/Global Excellence in Operations (GEO) is the most tradition-steeped and challenging benchmark competition for the manufacturing industry in Germany and Europe. 

*Award granted jointly by the "Produktion" magazine and the management consultancy firm AT Kearney.


  • Melanie PrinzAssistant to Operations Director
    Phone +49 7522 73-189
    Fax +49 7522 73-190
  • Pfannerstraße 75-83 88239 Wangen

Shared IT-Services for the entire group

The development of IT in the Diehl organization is similar to that of most other large companies. The once central IT department was detached from the organization many years ago, to fulfill its tasks as an independent company. External customers were also sought for financial reasons. However, this was eventually at the cost of a clear focus on the key customer in-house. “Naturally, we could not function this way permanently”, finds Rene Teschner, Team lead at Diehl Informatik GmbH. “We lost our close contact with the IT departments of the Diehl business divisions, and a completely different IT landscapes developed over time.”

“Symphony” is the name of the project, under which the IT cooperation in the group was reestablished. “We look for synergies today and want to offer our customers true value addition through Shared IT-Services.” Teschner summarizes the new concept. The company units of Diehl are established very close to the market and can act independently and flexibly, which is why they also have specific expectations from their IT. When services, such as email or virtual collaboration, are standardized and bundled, a competent partner is required, who can build the foundations. Or has the corresponding market overview to assign external service providers to develop them.

Digitisation at Diehl

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“We support 70 group systems today”, says Teschner. “At the same time we are in the process of offering other shared services, to reduce the diversity of our systems, and become more user-friendly.” This means a daily balancing act between project progress and taking care of the ongoing operations. Our goal is to provide the best possible support to the corporate units and their business. However, using the opportunities and synergies offered by a large organization is equally important.


  • Human RessourceSimone SchaafDIEHL Informatik GmbH
    Phone +49 911 947-2
  • Stephanstraße 49 90478 Nuremberg
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