Machine engineering management with a vision

The management team of Jouhsen Bundgens consists of Dr. Bert Bosserhoff and Dr. Jörg Peter Renz who are both engineers with a wealth of expertise and experience. What is more, they stand out for their passion for building machines and their commitment as entrepreneurs. In this interview the two managers answer our questions.


What are the greatest challenges right now for Jouhsen Bundgens?
Dr. Jörg Peter Renz:
We are facing a variety of challenges: For example, the great diversity of countries and markets we deliver to. We operate on all continents and serve a variety of industries – from medical equipment to the automotive sector.

Dr. Bert Bosserhoff: And we always need to ensure that we will be able to meet our high quality standards and ever more specialised solutions of our customers both now and in future. This will secure the competitiveness both of our customers and of our own company.

What does ”being innovative” mean to you and how do you implement this principle with a comparatively small team?
Dr. Bert Bosserhoff:
Innovation is not an end in itself. It is always driven by our aim to make the production processes of our customers even more efficient. And we can do this with a rather small team of people with strong expertise.

Efficiency is an essential benefit that you promise your customers when using Jouhsen Bundgens machines. How do you ensure the quality and efficiency of your own processes?

Dr. Jörg Peter Renz:
Firstly, we ensure this by our highly qualified staff who take personal responsibility, and secondly by our modern production methods. We are constantly investing in our production. This enables us to ensure a high level of vertical integration for all quality-sensitive parts.

Today you can find machines made by Jouhsen Bundgens all over the world. What impact does globalisation have on your company and what does it mean to your customers?

Dr. Bert Bosserhoff:
That is true, our machines can now be found all over the world. We do not have a presence in every country but our specialists will travel to the customer directly from the parent plant as fast as possible and find a solution at the customer's site.

I know you don’t have a crystal ball, but please tell me how your core markets and your company will develop over the next decade?

Dr. Jörg Peter Renz:
Cost pressures are rising in many markets, production needs to be more effective. Our machines already enable an efficient production today. But we will not rest on our laurels. We are constantly developing our machines further, so that our customers can keep improving their competitiveness.

What is the greatest source of pleasure in your work for Jouhsen Bundgens?

Dr. Bert Bosserhoff:
Our appetite for developing our company further and further is still unbridled. We are constantly investing in the company. This enables us to consolidate our economic success on a long-term basis and to keep serving our customers with cutting-edge solutions both now and in future.

Dr. Jörg Peter Renz:
Definitely to realise innovative solutions for our customers, which will ultimately be successful. Our team understands the customer's processes and can swiftly turn out suitable and efficient solutions.