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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
Junior Product Manager
As a teenager my French teacher asked me to write a letter to “my-future-self”. Years later, after a couple of years doing non-tech jobs, I found this letter. I didn’t remember that I had written, “Engineer” as my future occupation but, in hindsight, the fact that I’ve memorized the number of Pi to 400 decimals probably says a lot!
My main responsibility is to understand our client’s needs and prioritize the implementation of different stages and projects. It’s both technical and creative at the same time. You have to think beyond the current technology and try to foresee the future. To be on this journey with likeminded and supportive people is really great!
Studied: Automation & Mechatronics, Chalmers University of Technology
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
I have a solid logistic background within large industrial based enterprises. The industrial trend is to relocate units globally to stay competitive. That brings uncertainty to the workforce. I joined Kollmorgen because their hi-tech products are the opposite; innovation based services. You can’t relocate that type of know-how easily. That’s where I want to invest myself.
Being at the core of our supply chain, I’m responsible for relations and negotiation with our suppliers. It’s about trust, being on-time and on-budget. I do have a slightly “obsessive” tendency towards process efficiency improvement.
The key difference between large enterprise and Kollmorgen is that here you aren’t caught in “political bureaucracy”. The atmosphere is more open which encourages you to contribute. And that make us move fast!
Studied: Business Administration - Logistics, Linnaeus University (Bachelor), University of Gothenburg (Master)