Empolyee honor 2021

October 2021 | Many KUHN GmbH employees honored at company party

The management board of KUHN GmbH, Höpfingen invited their employees to the “big” company party held every other year. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the event was less formal and held in the company’s production hall while observing protection measures.

Managing director Jürgen Kuhn greeted not only the company’s staff but also the previous generation of company management, Günther Kuhn and his wife Anneliese, Emma Kuhn, and former authorized signatory Norbert Kuhn and his wife Marianne. He also welcomed mayor Hauk, who represented the Höpfingen municipality.

The most important part of the afternoon was quickly addressed: this involved the two managing directors honoring employees for their many years of service to the company. The number of those being honored and how long they had worked for KUHN demonstrated their high degree of identification with the company and made him proud, said Jürgen Kuhn, who then introduced the 40 members of staff being recognized, with humorous commentary.

The following employees were honored: ….

For 10 years: Mario Haas, Eduard Wirtz, Jürgen Hilpert, Jürgen Kirchgeßner, Simone Beichert, Andreas Frank, Peter Kantert, Peter Wulf, Elisabeth Hilpert, Simon Mahler, Daniel Wagner und Steffen Gärtner geehrt.

For 15 years and with the bronze medal from the Mannheimer Chapter of the Chamber of Trades: Torsten Kaiser, Thomas Greß, Georg Sulzer, Jens Eiermann, Andreas Gramlich, Manfred Hauk und Christian Hilpert.

For 20 years: Josef König, Horst Kuhn, Ralf Kinbacher und Rene Hauk.

For 25 years and also with the silver medal from the Chapter of the Chamber of Trades: Michael Volk, Mathias Speth und Martin Sans.

For 30 years: Michael Philipps, Johann Wischnewski, Katja Czerny, Thorsten Weidner, Martin Biringer und Anke Knörzer sowie die beiden Geschäftsführer Jürgen Kuhn und Dr. Michael Kuhn.

For 35 years: Günter Rabl und Doris Burger.

Richard Hefner and Claudia Großkinsky were recognized for a special anniversary, 40 years of company service, which was also honored with a Gold Medal from the Mannheim Chapter of the Chamber of Trades as well as a Certificate of Honor from the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Elmar Kaiser was honored for 45 years of faithful service to KUHN. Speaking on behalf of the management board, Jürgen Kuhn thanked those honored for their successful cooperation.

Finally, the managing directors Jürgen and Michael Kuhn also recognized their uncle, Norbert Kuhn, who first began working for KUHN 60 years ago – a period of time that is anything but common. Jürgen Kuhn emphasized in particular the professionalism demonstrated by Norbert Kuhn with regard to building services and all the construction and maintenance measures completed over several decades. Even now, while actually retired, he can always be counted upon to help when needed.

Jürgen Kuhn thanked all the employees for their excellent work and outstanding commitment before stepping up to the microphone again to provide an outlook on the current and forthcoming fiscal year. He reported that, despite the scarcity of skilled employees, orders were currently very good because in the region and internationally the name KUHN is widely known and recognized for the high quality it achieves.

After that, participants moved from the official to the social part of the afternoon.

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13.09.2021 | IHK meeting at KUHN

Last Monday, a meeting of the members of the IHK plenary assembly, Neckar-Odenwald district, took place at KUHN.

After everyone had strengthened themselves with a small dinner, a short company tour followed, before the upcoming plenary meeting of the Mannheim Chamber of Commerce, which took place on September 15, 2021, was prepared and discussed.

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Seen in the photo (from left to right):

Stefan Kempf, ÜAB Buchen

Dr. Andreas Hildenbrand, IHK NOK 

Volker Egenberger, Egenberger IT Solutions GmbH 

Hans-Georg Ehrmann, Röth Eisengießerei GmbH & Co. KG 

Christoph Schneider, OKW GmbH & Co. KG 

Cornelia Friedrich, Pflege- und Gesundheitsservice Friedrich 

Ralf Rohmann, Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG 

Jürgen Kuhn, KUHN GmbH Technische Anlagen

Commissioning of the 1000th archimedean screw pump

May 2021 | New conveyor screws in sewage treatment plant
The Eichsfelder Kessel regional wastewater association will emphasize efficiency and climate protection when modernizing its Bernterode/Wipper sewage treatment plant, which is designed for a population of 15,000 (with 14,416 inhabitants currently using the system).
Since being installed as the wastewater association’s first such facility, the plant has been in operation for over 25 years. Because current efforts are largely focused on energy-efficient refurbishment, the association attaches great importance to the results of its climate protection concept. As association managing director Thiele says, the objective is to increase energy efficiency. That is why the so-called recirculation sludge conveyor screws were renovated. “Due to wear and tear, it was no longer possible to easily convey the recirculated sludge. This had a direct impact on operation and disposal safety,” said Thiele. In addition, energy consumption was rising exponentially. The question was therefore whether the sewage pump screws needed to be repaired or replaced. The regional association ultimately decided on complete replacement.
Our managing director Dr. Michael Kuhn traveled to the official commissioning of the plant because our company supplied and installed the Archimedean screw pumps. It was a special occasion for our company boss because it was the 1,000th such sewage pump screw to leave the KUHN GmbH production line. As a special memento, he brought a present along – a small gold-colored 3D print version of the Archimedean screw pump – a certificate and a coupon for the first routine maintenance work. Michael Kuhn, who has seen his share of sewage treatment plants, gave high praise to the operators of the plant, saying “It doesn’t stink here. That shows the plant is working very well, and, besides, the lawn is mowed. That in turn shows you how people pay close attention to things around here.”
The photo shows specialist department manager David Meitzner, association chairman Eckart Lintzel, wastewater manager Christian Iseke, manager Oliver Thiele and our managing director Dr. Michael Kuhn at the official plant start-up ceremony.

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Order from NY

May, 2021 | The “Big Apple” chooses machinery made in HöpfingenVulcan

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) has placed an order for seven wash presses with us through our partner Vulcan Industries Inc. Our equipment will be deployed to supplement disposal processes in which residue from upstream separation is removed, washed, compacted and dewatered. PVSC had already been testing wash presses starting in 2015 and ultimately decided on the quality machinery manufactured by KUHN GmbH.

As one of the largest state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facilities on the East Coast, the 0.70 km² PVSC facility has more than 13 km of access roads, over 1.6 km of supply tunnels, many kilometers of sewer lines and processing tubes, thousands of instruments and valves, hundreds of pumps and a 137.16 m long bridge over Doremus Avenue.

The incoming volume is also remarkable: the plant is designed to treat an average volume of 14.45 m³/s of wastewater at a maximum throughput of 17.25 m³/s.

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30th anniversary

1st, May 2021 | 30-Year KUHN Anniversary20210503 081502

Our managing director Dr. Michael Kuhn was predestined to become a part of KUHN GmbH from very early in life. He joined the company only a month later than managing director Jürgen Kuhn and celebrated his 30th anniversary with the company on May 1, 2021. We wish to express our THANKS to you too, Michael, and look back at your career with KUHN until now.

After completing studies in utility engineering at Esslingen University and completing an internship in the United States, Michael completed an additional degree in industrial engineering. He then joined KUHN GmbH on May 1, 1991.

As the third generation in company management, in 1997, together with Jürgen Kuhn he acquired all the shares in the company and has been running KUHN since that time as managing shareholder. Initially responsible for electrical engineering at the company, in the meantime, he has also assumed responsibility for Building Services, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and IT.

Over the years, Michael has left his mark at important milestones in the history of KUHN and has represented the company well, especially externally. He enjoys and is deeply committed to his role in numerous committees and associations. For example, since 2014 he has chaired the India Country Forum of the German Water Partnership (GWP) and has served on the advisory committee of the environmental technology industry association Umwelttechnik Baden-Württemberg.

To name only a few examples, since 2015 he has served on the foreign trade committee of the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and has even served as a member of the GWP executive committee since 2018. Based on his broadly based networking, he has contributed significantly to the growth of KUHN GmbH, in particular by expanding sales internationally in recent years.

In 2014 Michael earned a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Rostock and in 2021 was granted the title of expert consultant on flow measurement for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

On behalf of the entire workforce, we wish to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, Michael, for your 30 years of tireless service, commitment and dedication to the KUHN company!

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