Our Ket­tel­hack Team

Our grea­test asset: is not only first-class pro­ducts and deca­des of exper­ti­se. But abo­ve all, the peo­p­le who sup­port and car­ry this com­pa­ny for­ward with toil and dedication.

Not only do we want to be a high-per­for­mance com­pa­ny, we also want to be an attrac­ti­ve employer.

To enable par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, to invi­te ever­yo­ne to think and play a role in sha­ping things! Becau­se achie­ving top per­for­mance, tap­ping poten­ti­al and deve­lo­ping crea­ting solu­ti­ons takes more than know­ledge and skills. A good working atmo­sphe­re is important to us – for this reason, new col­le­agues are always assi­gned a men­tor. This faci­li­ta­tes fami­lia­ri­sa­ti­on and inte­gra­ti­on into the new working environment.

“It’s a love­ley fee­ling to expe­ri­ence so much trust every day. Here I am seen as a human being.”

Con­tri­bu­ting, par­ti­ci­pa­ting, shaping!

Only satis­fied employees put their heart and soul into their work. The key to this tre­asu­re: Trust, free­dom – and sus­tainable appreciation.

Whe­ther for­mal co-deter­mi­na­ti­on by our works coun­cil or issue-rela­ted working groups: It is important to us that our employees are actively invol­ved in the company.

We have abo­lished the typi­cal com­pa­ny meeting!

When we meet for dis­cus­sions the­se should be shaped by a dia­lo­gue ins­tead of mono­lo­gues. So speech is not reser­ved for the manage­ment team to inform ever­yo­ne else about new deve­lo­p­ments. Employees can also report on pro­jects that they have col­la­bo­ra­ted on. We also like to invi­te experts. With lec­tures, for exam­p­le, on nut­ri­ti­on or health at work, they have alre­a­dy pro­vi­ded us with many exci­ting food for thought.

Coming to work with a smi­le in the mor­ning – and lea­ving with a smi­le in the evening …

The Smi­ley pro­ject group is com­mit­ted to this belief. The par­ti­ci­pan­ts chan­ge with each com­ple­ted pro­ject. Employees deci­de them­sel­ves whe­ther they should join. One suc­cessful­ly imple­men­ted pro­ject and a real asset for all fresh air lovers is the green break area on the com­pa­ny pre­mi­ses. The idea and orga­ni­sa­ti­on of a com­pa­ny par­ty also came enti­re­ly from a Pro­ject Smi­ley group.

All employees who still have their 30th bir­th­day ahead of them are invi­ted to regu­lar­ly exch­an­ge ide­as and net­work in this group. The aim of the get-tog­e­ther is to deve­lop sug­ges­ti­ons that will sus­tain­ab­ly enrich our sen­se of tog­e­ther­ness. This has resul­ted, for exam­p­le, in the pro­gram­me entit­led “And what do you do?”. This invol­ves employees swap­ping places for a day and fami­lia­ri­sing them­sel­ves with other com­pa­ny divisions.

Employee repre­sen­ta­ti­ve, cont­act per­son for all cases and invol­ved in many are­as: The five mem­bers of our elec­ted works coun­cil have an open ear for all col­le­agues! At the com­pa­ny level, the works coun­cil is invol­ved in all essen­ti­al areas.

Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on
“A lec­tu­re on the topic of trust or a tas­ter ses­si­on of Tai Chi in our dis­patch hall: We invi­te a wide varie­ty of experts for our “Treff­punkt Dialog”.

Hea­ding into a Good Tomor­row, together!

The inter­ac­tion bet­ween the Smi­ley and Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Ambassa­dor pro­ject groups led to a gre­at syn­er­gy effect in 2018: The sus­taina­bi­li­ty ambassa­dors pro­po­sed the aboli­ti­on of dis­posable cof­fee cups, which had been com­mon in many are­as of the com­pa­ny up to that point. At the same time, the Smi­ley pro­ject group deve­lo­ped the idea of reno­vat­ing the out­da­ted break rooms. The result is impres­si­ve: Aes­the­ti­cal­ly plea­sing break rooms with a modern look, whe­re ful­ly auto­ma­tic cof­fee machi­nes with por­ce­lain cof­fee cups and car­bo­na­ted water taps are available to all staff and visitors.

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Par­ti­ci­pa­ting and shaping

Jan Ket­tel­hack per­so­nal­ly taps the first glass of water from the water foun­tain tap

Num­bers, data, facts

Our team con­sists of about 100 employees with strong tex­ti­le exper­ti­se. We offer our employees fle­xi­ble working hours (whe­re pos­si­ble), finan­cial secu­ri­ty through coll­ec­ti­ve bar­gai­ning and various oppor­tu­ni­ties to par­ti­ci­pa­te in the deve­lo­p­ment of the company.

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Employees

Full-time 
91%
Part-time 
9%
Male 
74%
Female 
26%
Shop flo­or workers 
49%
Employees 
36%
Exe­cu­ti­ve employees 
4%
Apprentices 
8%
Paren­tal leave 
4%
under 30 years 
19%
30 — 50 years 
28%
over 50 years 
53%
Per­son­nel profile
“Among the 17 new col­le­agues sin­ce 2017, we were plea­sed to wel­co­me 8 young trai­nees who star­ted their app­ren­ti­ce­ship with us.”
The Ket­tel­hack team is also in a con­stant sta­te of chan­ge. The staff tur­no­ver rate in 2019 was 4 per cent. 
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Development of water consumption in m3

The high level of water consumption in production brings with it a corresponding volume of waste water. Compliance with the limit values from the Waste Water Ordinance is ensured by the indirect discharge permit. The daily control of the mixing and equalisation basin by our employees, as well as through the regular inspections by the responsible monitoring authorities, give us the necessary security. 

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