New photo series shows impressions from the HannoverFair

It was a lot of work to prepare the KSI’s booth at the HannoverFair for the visitors in time. And the result is … awesome 😉

Ready for the HannoverFair 2017

The KSI team is ready for an inspiring and successful week at the HannoverFair. The booth looks awesome, and everything is prepared for our customers, partners and future customers.

Visit us at our booth in Hall 26, stand B59!

KSI prepares for the Hannover Fair

Since a few weeks KSI Filtertechnik is enthusiastically preparing for the coming Hannover Fair from 24th to 28th April. The whole staff and the management look forward excitedly to this important highlight.

In cause of the importance of that fair we already updated all brochures and product data sheets. Please find them in the download section of our website. In addition, we created a new page with special information for your visit at our booth in Hannover. Come to KSI at Comvac 2017!

Joyful Christmas atmosphere at KSI’s winter festivities

­Finally, the KSI’s combination of a family winter market and a Christmas party in the evening, developed as desired by the organising committee: shining eyes, all colleagues in a joyful and festive mood, a nice festivity with the families, the closest friends and business partners of the companies from the Siemensring 54-56. KSI’s Managing Director Holger Krebs found the right words to describe ist precisely: “It was a great festivity. Awesome.”

The great winner of the Christmas lottery was the “Löwenkinder” (lion kids) initiative which helps children suffering from cancer. In the next few days, the KSI donates 1140 Euro to the initiative.

Lukas Krebs completes the family business

The KSI Filtertechnik now is a completed family business: Since the youngest family member joined the company, the whole Krebs family is working at KSI. Father Holger, mother Heike and both sons Mirko and Lukas.

Holger Krebs, head of both the familiy and the company, defines family business a little bit different than others. Usually, in family companies the lead ist handed over from generation to generation. But at KSI the complete family is already working together. Heike Krebs works at the accounting, and both sons get to know the company in parallel to the course of their studies. „My sons have been free to choose and plan their career“, describes Holger Krebs. „Now I am very lucky and proud that both decided to study industrial engineering, so they get a very deep insight of the KSI’s daily business already at university.“

Proud father with his sons: Holger Krebs in between Mirko (l.) and Lukas.
Proud father with his sons: Holger Krebs in between Mirko (l.) and Lukas.

 

When not being at the library or enjoying some leisure time, Lukas and Mirko stay at the company site in Willich. They create and update price lists, brochures, product data sheets, all in English and German language. „By working on these printed we get to know each department of KSI. The construction, the assembly, and even the sales department – that does not become stale at all“, explains Lukas Krebs.

At the moment Mirko, the older brother, is doing a practical semester. Soon he will finish his studies at the well-known technical university in Aachen; the topic for his bachelor thesis: compressed air technology. Afterwards he wants to get his master’s degree.

Lukas, the younger one, is standing at the very beginning of his university career. He studies industrial engineering at the technical college of Düsseldorf.

Personnel reinforcement for „hot fall“

KSI Filtertechnik keeps up with its own growth by taking a few measures at once: „In cause of the good order situation we came to the decision that we have to recruit new workforce and to adjust the organisational settings. Now we are well prepared for the beginning of the „hot fall“, explains managing director Holger Krebs.

First of all, from now on Jennifer Schuster acts as an assistant to the management. She reports directly to the management board of Holger Krebs and Stefan Devic. Furthermore she coordinates the special customers service.

Second, new employee Simon Schwarz enforces the sales department, especially the export section. In the future, he is expected to install measures of company controlling. Before moving to KSI, Simon Schwarz received his bachelor’s degree in International Business Economics at the University of Venlo (NL).

 

Revival of the KSI training programs

The revival of the training program for the trade partners of KSI Filtertechnik provides a great resonance. And since the first course in early September in Willich was a complete success and the second date at the end of November is already fully booked, the KSI prepares further training sessions in the coming year.

KSI trainings center
KSI trainings center

Even the very latest feedback shows that good mixing and presentation of the training content and the special practical view are the key to success. Accordingly, the training is designed to inform and educate company holders as well as technical managers, service managers and salesmen.

At the KSI headquarters in Willich the lessons take place in the specially equipped, 300 m2 large KSI training center, where every imaginable service situation can be simulated at the installed compressed air systems. In addition, the training can also be carried out directly at the customer.

KSI aims to send invitations to coming training programs soon. If you are interested in training at your company, please send an email to mail@ksi.eu.

 

Thomas Peinemann is leading the export department

KSI Filtertechnik used the holiday period actively and faced new challenges. These challenges are now tackled with substantial impact which is twofold: strategically and personnel wise.

Thomas Peinemann
Thomas Peinemann

The personnel enhancement is realized by Thomas Peinemann, who is leading export department starting September. He is following Dirk Schreiber, who left the company. Holger Krebs, managing director of KSI Filtertechnik, explains: „We could get a real expert for the head position of the export department, whom we know well from other successful cooperation in the past. We are gping to intensify our efforts in this field.“

Thomas Peinemann has many years of experience in managing companies, sales and marketing and material management in international companies e.g. Schneider Electric to to strengthen KSI strategically.

Form now on Thomas Peinemann, Olga Kniaziewicz and Jennifer Schuster are your contact for export.

Please find his contact details right here.

Special flanged filter project finished in only six weeks

The engineers and technicians of the KSI Filtertechnik now brought an exciting project in the field of special flanged filters to a satisfactory result. After a total of only six weeks for engineering and production was the plant, completely mounted with bypass line and shut-off valves, ready for transport. “A really gorgeous project, with a really great result,” commented Managing Director Holger Krebs. The filter housing is manufactured in accordance with ASME.