ACO Guss GmbH Kaiserslautern

Development and implementation of a lean production system, support in optimizing the energy management system based on the standard DIN EN ISO 50001:2018

QFU accompanies and supports ACO Guss GmbH Kaiserslautern in the company-wide, demand-oriented and sustainable introduction of a company-specific production system modeled on Lean Management and / or Toyota Production System.

Demand-oriented means that on the basis of detailed as-is analyses, the modules from the broad method/toolbox of QFU were specifically selected together with our partner ACO.

The sustainability and thus the success of the implementation of these methods at our customer is guaranteed by the concept of a workshop-integrated training of trainers and moderators. The methods are not only implemented in workshops with the employees and the success is objectively checked by means of key figures. At the same time, ACO’s participants are qualified in such a way that they can efficiently apply the methods as multipliers in other areas or new projects without further external support.

And not only that: Under the guiding principle of ACO-SPS (ACO Lean Production System), important milestones / milestones have been / are being achieved with regard to the requirements of ACO customers in the automotive segment.

Due to our holistic consulting approach and the deep knowledge of our partner gained in the projects, QFU was and is also able to support ACO quickly and effectively in other important projects, such as the optimization of the energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 5001:2018.

Schurpack Germany GmbH

Schur Pack Germany at the location Gallin belongs to the international Schur Group (Schur International a/s) and is one of two German sites.  The company produces category 1 food packaging made of cardboard (e.g. for rice, frozen food, potatoes, sweets).

In 2020, QFU GmbH supported the company in the changeover to the new food standard BRC Packaging Materials Issue 6 as well as the further development of the management system according to the standards ISO9001, ISO14001 and the changeover to the new standard revision of ISO50001:2018. In 2021, the project will be continued with the aim of making the management system more effective and efficient and putting it on an up-to-date technical basis in terms of documentation. For this purpose, the company relies on the web portal solution developed by us on the basis of Microsoft SharePoint.

BKS Stromschienen AG, Balsthal Schweiz

BKS Stromschienen AG produces and sells busbars in the low and medium voltage range. Customers from different branches are served worldwide. The products are type-tested according to various electrical standards. The companies head quarter is located in Switzerland. There are further locations in Dubai (UAE), Budapest (Hungary) and Thailand. We have been supporting the corporate group for more than 10 years in the establishment and further development of its management system according to the standards Quality Management ISO9001, Environmental Management ISO14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO45001.

Stefan Maas Frästechnik

Establishment, implementation & sustainment of QM system (DIN EN ISO 9001), introduction of automotive core tools (APQP, PPAP PPF according to VDA), introduction of software solution based on MS-SharePoint.

In cooperation with QFU, Stefan Maas Frästechnik has successfully introduced and maintained a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001. Successful means for Stefan Maas Frästechnik: Secured certification with the lowest possible (financial) effort and at the same time continuous optimization of the processes. An important component for increasing the efficiency of the QM system was and is the SharePoint solution developed by QFU for document control and workflow optimization.

Due to our holistic consulting approach and our broad expertise, QFU was / is the right partner to support Stefan Maas Frästechnik also in market positioning in new fields and market segments. For example, in the successful qualification and establishment as a Tier 2 supplier to the automotive industry regarding OEM components of a renowned automobile manufacturer (APQP, PPAP or production release procedure according to VDA).

Confid Logistics

Development and implementation of a “mini” production system, development and implementation of a QM system based on DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Initial spark of the cooperation between confid logistics and QFU was the request of a potential customer of confid logistics for a production system.

Based on QFU’s method and toolbox for production systems / lean management / Toyota production system, a package of modules was jointly put together for confid logistics as a small company (mini production system for SMEs). The company-specific development of the production system for the logistics service provider was carried out in combined workshop trainings with highly motivated employees, who were involved from the beginning. This approach made the sustainable implementation of the mini production system a smoothly flowing process.

The result: the potential customer provided confid logistics with a contract. The employees were qualified to maintain the production system not only at the original location with success. They are able to transfer this to other or new locations at any time. What’s more, their daily work becomes much more efficient.

The “new” production system was the ideal basis to quickly and successfully introduce and certify a QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 at confid logistics with the support / accompaniment of QFU.

Polymer Group, Bad Sobernheim Deutschland

The Polymer Group with the companies Polymer-Holding GmbH, Sobernheimer Logistik GmbH, Sun Alloys Europe GmbH, Polymer-Chemie GmbH, PolyMIM GmbH, TechnoCompound GmbH and and Polyblend GmbH based in Bad Sobernheim is a specialist for the modification and refinement of plastics – plastic compounding. QFU GmbH supports the Polymer Group in establishing and further developing its management system standards according to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO5001 and IATF16949.

Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG

Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG, headquartered in Berlin, with its affiliated companies Schindler Aufzüge und Fahrtreppen GmbH and C. Haushahn GmbH & Co. KG is active in the fields of consulting, design, manufacture, installation, and service, modernization and maintenance of elevators and escalators.

Schindler AG maintains a management system for the entire group of companies with a total of 22 regional units throughout Germany, which is certified according to the standards ISO9001:2015, EN 13015+A1:2008, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 and AufzRL 2014/33/EU Anh. XI, among others. We supported the company in expanding this management system to include the requirements for an environmental management system and company-wide certification to ISO14001 as part of the 3rd party audit.

Our services for Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG in detail:

Project Implementation of ISO 14001 in the context of a group certification (environmental certification) of Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG at the main location in Berlin and all German regional units (German Schindler Group = Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG + regional units Schindler C. Haushahn GmbH & Co.KG)

  • Support in the implementation of the requirement of ISO14001
  • Process and organizational structure
  • Elaboration of the required documents within workshops on different topics
  • Practical implementation
  • Execution of trainings of the employees ISO14001
  • Support during the roll-out to the regional sites

myLabels GmbH

The field of activity of the company myLabels GmbH in Offenbach a. Queich includes the production and distribution of labels, distribution of product marking systems and related consumables as well as repair, service and maintenance on thermal transfer printers, barcode scanners and labeling systems. Also included in the portfolio is application consulting.

The company was certified according to ISO9001:2008 and intended to adapt the QM system to the requirements of the new ISO9001:2015. We have provided the following services for the customer so far:

  • Maintenance and further development of the quality management system
  • Adaptation of the QM system to the new ISO9001:2015 standard
  • Internal audit
  • Web portal
  • Training web portal with QM units