In January 2022, our graduate engineer and head of the development department Markus Bund reflected back on 25 years of service at FRITSCH - Milling and Sizing.
Markus told us how his story at FRITSCH began: "I completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and then worked in this profession for a while, including shifts, and realized that I would like to continue my education. I then began to study mechanical engineering. I had known our former colleague Gerhard Bär privately for some time, and since a practical thesis has advantages over a purely theoretical one, Gerhard Bär then drew my attention to the FRITSCH company."
In the summer of 1996, Markus did his diploma thesis. Mr. Bär and our technical manager Wolfgang Mutter gave the topic. This diploma thesis resulted in a patentable prototype for our Planetary Mono Mill PULVERISETTE 6 classic line.
Everyone was enthusiastic about the result of the work and therefor he was hired as a graduate engineer in January 1997. The Planetary Mono Mill PULVERISETTE 6 was launched on the market. "It was a really good feeling to have constructed a prototype, which was also patentable and which had met or exceeded the expectations of the final thesis.” Markus explained. Since then, he has been responsible for all Ball Mills and about 2 years ago he was appointed head of the development department. When asked what he finds special about FRITSCH, he answers with a twinkle in his eye: "It is especially far away from home. If you drive 50 km to work, that speaks in favor of the company." However, there are definitely some points why he appreciates FRITSCH very much. The management or Mr. Mutter as technical director, is always open to new ideas. You can bring forward any idea, everything is listened to and discussed. Markus says that in the past, other companies rarely had such a thing as home office hours. With the home office option and the applied flextime model, FRITSCH offered possibilities for structuring working hours that are perhaps normal today. At that time, however, you had to find them first.
In his position as a graduate engineer, he can work constructively and creatively at FRITSCH "that's worth a lot and actually includes everything." In addition, he explained: "The FRITSCH company is good at celebrating, and that is mainly due to the good working atmosphere. There have been many nice and special company celebrations, however, special highlights are not commented on."
The FRITSCH team wishes Mr. Bund still much joy at work and further successful years at the FRITSCH company.