Products and Solutions Apr 28, 2017 7:45 AM

thyssenkrupp opens up ideas for careers on “Logistics Day”: vocational students explore thyssenkrupp logistics center

On Thursday, April 27 vocational students in Dortmund were given totally new insights into the world of logistics. As part of “Logistics Day”, Marcus Raback, general plant manager, took 47 youngsters on an exclusive guided tour of thyssenkrupp’s Dortmund Logistics Center (LC) to find out more about the career opportunities available. “The young people are amazed at the sophisticated supply chain that ensures goods get from A to B safely and on time,” says Raback.

Particularly impressive are the capacities of the site: LC Dortmund is the world’s biggest central warehouse for stainless steel and nonferrous metals. “These are all new dimensions. I am really fascinated by all the necessary processes”, says Dennis Jakobi, a logistics apprentice at a furniture store. Around 20,000 tons of material is stored on an area the size of more than 32 football pitches. Every day over 2,500 orders are delivered to destinations throughout Europe. And more than 30 machines are on hand to process, cut and prepare the heavyweight materials in line with customer specifications.

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“We attach great importance to developing new talent and for this reason we are also involved in Girls Day and Boys Day which are held in parallel with Logistics Day,” says Stefanie Zähler, head of apprenticeship training at LC Dortmund. These initiatives were launched by the federal ministries of education and family affairs to give school students an insight into careers in which girls and boys are underrepresented. As part of this, six youngsters became interns for the day in Dortmund, getting to know the wide range of occupations at the logistics center. Sarah Nies, 13 years old, could see herself working in the logistics sector: “We had a really interesting time here. It is an all new experience to gain such detailed insight into this job.”

LC Dortmund is part of thyssenkrupp Schulte, Germanys leading material service provider for steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. thyssenkrupp Schulte serves mainly customers from industry, crafts and construction.

About thyssenkrupp Materials Services:

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, the Materials Services business area specializes in materials distribution, logistics and services, the provision of technical services as well as services for industrial plants and steel mills. In addition to rolled steel, stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals, specialty materials and plastics, Materials Services also offers services from processing and logistics to warehouse and inventory management through to supply chain and project management.

About thyssenkrupp:

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.