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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
Application Engineer / Software
Since I started at Kollmorgen I’ve been traveling around the world installing our systems at clients and end users’ locations. It’s been a diverse and interesting job where one’s problem solving skills are constantly challenged. Currently I’m aspiring to broaden my repertoire within the field of software engineering, with the ambition to dig deeper into the core of our AGV platform and help make it even better.
As well as learning new skills at work I enjoy challenging myself physically. On my trips I’ve often joined local associations for some added exercise and cultural exchange; practicing wrestling in Atlanta, Thai boxing in Lausanne or Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Tokyo are some highlights. Back at the office me and some colleagues often go for swims or runs together, and in summer time it’s perfect with a beautiful lake close by for joint swimrun events in the morning or during lunch breaks.
Studied: Automation & Mechatronics, Chalmers University of Technology
Bakusou kyoudai lets go! -This Japanese racing manga-cartoon was probably my biggest childhood influence. I got crazy about RC-cars, building my own from component level to compete with friends.
AGVs, although not directly suitable for the racing-track, bring that childhood fun back! The open “garage-lab-style” environment here is like the “Bakusou kyoudai pitstop”. Kollmorgen gives you a lot of flexibility with a focus on creativity and openness.
I came across Kollmorgen's AGVs on a site while working for an RGV company. Considering the “Made in China 2025 plan” with its heavy focus on intelligent automation, I gained a huge interest in working for Kollmorgen.
My job is to fit our solutions at customer sites through engineering, support, on-site training, and troubleshooting. It involves a lot of travel and meeting new people.
Studied: Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University of Science and Technology & Manufacturing System Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University.
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