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Kollmorgen is a key player in the Industry 4.0 revolution with solutions for robotics and automated guided vehicles with 2,000 people employed worldwide. Our infrastructure, intellectual knowledge, passion and experience are testament to our pursuit of motion excellence. And because of our heritage of customization, we see opportunities, not obstacles.
Why Work for Us?
More than five decades ago, Kollmorgen developed the direct drive technology that enables some of today’s most remarkably innovative machines.
We helped engineers build the first self-contained artificial heart. Our end-to-end onsite engineering resulted in China’s first air-jet loom for manufacturing, and we’ve been a pioneer in hybrid motor technology for transportation for two decades.
We work together to win together.
Meet our People
When I was young, and our household appliances had problems, my father always asked me to help him repair them. This had a deep impact on me that led to a strong interest in machinery. Because of this, I choose Mechanical Engineering and Automation as my major. I like to learn and prefer to apply what I have learned. My work is never boring. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a team where I am continuously involved in both research and the development of new ideas. Life is a journey and Kollmorgen gives me the platform to continuously develop.
As an application engineer, I need to help customers solve technical problems, often by myself. However, I am never alone when dealing with a customer. I know that no matter where I am, my colleagues at Kollmorgen will do their best to support me. I act as a communication link between China and Sweden. In this role, it is important for me to clearly explain the Chinese customer’s needs to my Swedish colleagues. This is a very important part of my work. Although there are cultural differences between China and Sweden, my colleagues in Sweden are very professional. They take pride in ensuring that they understand the Chinese market and customer needs. This requires a deep knowledge of our customer’s products and customization requirements.
At present, we are in a phase of rapid development with a big focus on the automation industry. I am confident that Kollmorgen’s products and technology are well suited for the challenges that the Chinese market has to offer. I believe Kollmorgen has a very bright future in the Chinese market.
Studied: Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University
Before I came to Kollmorgen I was not familiar with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), even though I previously studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. I remember I was a bit nervous when I took my first customer support mission. Although China and Sweden have a six-hour time difference, my Swedish colleagues are always online to help me. I never feel alone as my colleagues quickly respond and help me to solve technical issues.
As an application engineer, I need to travel to different cities, where the working environment is often un-predictable. This meant that I often ended up spending less time with my family. My company noticed it and my manager planned our activities so that I would spend more time at the Shanghai office to sum up the lessons learned from working with clients and learn new technologies so that we could work more efficiently. Our customers are our partners, we sometimes need to work overtime together, but we are all striving for the same goal, that is to ensure that our automated guided vehicles can efficiently and accurately serve the logistics needs.
Studied: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University