Darmstadt, February 23, 2017

    Award for someone who thinks outside the box

    Schenck Process employee Jan Krall wins Hessenmetall’s innovation competition

    Jan Krall, a student on a dual degree program working at Schenck Process Europe, won the “M+Eine Zukunft” innovation competition for the next generation, which took place on February 22 and is organized by the employers’ association Hessenmetall, with his project “Schenck Process becomes smart and sexy”. The jury acknowledged Mr. Krall’s commitment to making Schenck Process even more attractive with new ideas. With the help of Angela Metzger, the Head of Training, the junior mechatronics engineer won first place in the “Students on a Dual Degree Program” category.

    As part of his project, in the last year Jan Krall established the future lab, where Schenck Process pools expertise from a very wide range of areas and in which it involves not only its employees, but also its customers. Its goal is to produce marketable innovations and thus increase the customer benefits. The jury appeared impressed by the fact that the future lab had already achieved an initial result within an extremely short space of time in the form of an app for vibrating machines, and therefore fully lived up to its claim of developing and quickly implementing creative ideas.

    Hessenmetall organized the annual competition for the ninth time. Its goal in so doing is to promote junior employees’ potential for innovation and creativity. 75 young people and students on dual degree programs took part in the competition this year.