Club of young inventors visits Pikatron
At the end of February, the young inventors from Neu-Anspach came to Pikatron in Usingen for a trial day. While the Young Inventors Club, a club for children and young people, was given a tour of the laboratory and production, they also enthusiastically examined the modern technology of 3D printing and laser cutting.
In addition to a lot of exciting processes and machines, the children also had information about the possibilities of completing internships and apprenticeships at Pikatron. A very successful day with many interesting insights.
Additional Pikatron employees become IPC specialists
Within the group of IPC documents for acceptance criteria, IPC A-610 is the most frequently used and well-known inspection standard within the electronics industry. At Pikatron, our goal is not only to ensure our quality standards, but also to continually improve them. A further four employees from the Rasdorf and Haan locations have now been successfully trained as IPC specialists. On this basis, we can visually evaluate the many soldering joints, which are often carried out manually, even better.
Research joint project with TU Darmstadt in the home stretch
In collaboration with the TU Darmstadt, Pikatron is researching the use of solid-state switches based on SiC technology (silicon carbide) for high-voltage, high-frequency switches, such as those that can be used in accelerator facilities (FAIR Darmstadt).
It would be conceivable to replace the previously prevailing mechanical GAP switches.
This project is supported by the LOEWE funding line 3 of the state of Hessen.
Girls'Day at Pikatron – Do what you like!
On Thursday, April 25, 2024, it will be nationwide Girls' Day again.
True to the motto “Cliché-free career and study choices for everyone,” we look forward to welcoming young, ambitious girls to give them an in-depth insight into the everyday working life of a mechatronics or electrical engineer as well as other varied tasks in our numerous company divisions.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com
Your Pikatron team
Early commissioning of the new production hall
The first partial construction inspection took place last Thursday together with the company carrying out the construction. Some points are still open, but on Friday we were able to inform our colleagues with a summarized overview of the construction period and its milestones that the new production hall can be put into operation early from today, January 29, 2024. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration on June 7th and the open day, we will officially inaugurate the hall in 2024.
Left in the picture: Architect accompanying the construction, Mr. Dornoff
On the right in the picture: Organizational project management Ms. Limbeck
We set new standards in energy saving
Great news on sustainability. We set new standards in energy saving.
Our gas consumption has fallen by an impressive 13%. Thanks to efficient heating technologies and clever use.
By electricity? Here, too, we recorded a reduction of 16% in 2023 compared to the previous year. Energy-saving lighting and devices make this possible. Every step counts on our path to a greener future. Let’s continue to conserve energy and resources together!
Pikatron aims for climate positivity by 2045
For us, sustainability is a central component of responsible corporate management.
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the German Sustainability Code, we contribute to the implementation of the United Nations' Agenda 2030.
With our customer-specific products and technologies, we also support the ecological transformation of our economy and the achievement of the Paris climate goals. We aim to become climate neutral by 2039 and climate positive by 2045. This means that Pikatron will achieve net-zero emissions in its operations by 2039 and will save more emissions than it produces from 2045 onwards.
Click here for the Pikatron sustainability strategy:
Pikatron Usingen – Another production hall is being built (Part 10)
The floor slab has now been cast and dried, the electrics and lighting have been installed and the high-speed doors have been installed as a connection to the existing hall.
The outdoor area is also being diligently adapted to the new conditions.
A wider fire brigade access and staging area and new parking spaces will be created.
Every day we get a little closer to completing and thus putting our new production hall into operation.
We are extending the holidays!
Between the years, Pikatron GmbH remains closed across all locations.
From January 2nd, 2024 we will be there for you again as usual.
"Giving a little love every day means having a little Christmas every day." [Monika Minder]
We wish you a wonderful and, above all, relaxed pre-Christmas period.
Your Pikatron team
Are you a Pikatron customer or supplier?
Your feedback is important to us!
At Pikatron, we want to offer our customers not only high product quality but also the greatest possible benefit through a flexible response to your scheduling and logistical needs. The aim is to work in partnership as early as the development process - both with our customers and our suppliers.
We would be pleased if you would share your experiences with the Pikatron Group with us via our customer satisfaction survey, thereby giving us the opportunity to continually optimize our processes.
For a short survey:
Fire brigade trains for emergencies at Pikatron
Scenario: "A service technician falls in the utility shaft and has to be rescued."
The Usingen Volunteer Fire Department is training for exactly this emergency with nine emergency services at Pikatron under the training manager of Sven Blecher (on the right in the picture) and the supervision of Pikatron fire protection officer Jürgen Zipser.
The injured man was successfully rescued from the shaft on a spinboard.
Special operations like this are often trained in collaboration with the fire department in order to be best prepared in an emergency.
EMKlub day at BorgWarner AKASOL in Darmstadt
Last friday there was an inspiring EMKlub day with a general meeting of the Association of Friends of Practical Development Methodology at the TU-Darmstadt e.V. Our host Dr. Björn Eberleh from BorgWarner AKASOL presented an insight into professional electrical storage technologies. From our side, Dr. Staab, Dr. Hickman and Dr. Bieker took part. For Pikatron, active participation in the alumni network www.emklub.de has paid off. We were able to recruit practically all of Pikatron GmbH's managers.
Successful start – Pikatron now eats culinary.
For a week now, Pikatron employees at the Usingen location have had the opportunity to order their lunch online from HOFMANNs.
From a selection of over 250 menus you can find something for every taste.
The offer has been well received by colleagues - almost 100 dishes have already been ordered. Ascending trend!
Many thanks to Hofmanns and especially Mr. Kevin Schuchardt for this opportunity.
Jobs available: We are looking for support
We are looking for more committed colleagues at all of our locations, both in internal sales and in development.
The Pikatron Group has distinguished itself as an attractive, reliable and stable employer over the past decades. We also want to take advantage of the current opportunities and continue on this successful path together with you. We look forward to receiving your meaningful application at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Pikatron benefits from the expansion of the location in Rasdorf
The extension of the factory hall has created space for 20 new jobs for Pikatron at the Rasdorf location. This means that the first new colleagues can already be welcomed.
This expansion gives us the scope we need to better meet the order situation and to further strengthen this location in the future.
We would like to thank Mr. Hahn and Mr. Wiegand from Josef Wiegand GmbH & Co. KG for this opportunity.
Pikatron at the 2023 training fair in Usingen
From Pikatron GmbH's perspective, the 2023 training fair at the Christian Wirth School in Usingen was, as in previous years, very successful. Pikatron has been successfully training young people in the areas of industrial clerks and mechatronics engineers for decades.
There were many very interesting and promising conversations between potential applicants, other exhibitors and our team.
We look forward to receiving your applications for training or an internship in our company at email@example.com.
The Lauchringen location is practicing in the event of an emergency
Regular fire drills are an important part of an effective fire protection strategy.
At Pikatron, we regularly train our employees at all locations and thus help ensure that everyone involved is well prepared for an emergency and that the risk of damage and injuries is minimized.
At the Pikatron location in Lauchringen, this case has just been rehearsed again and the use of the fire extinguisher has been brushed up again together with our fire protection officer, Mr. Zipser.
Lots of new colleagues
Pikatron is constantly growing and changing. In addition to spatial expansions through moves and new buildings, we have also grown in terms of personnel.
In 2023, the number of employees in the Pikatron Group increased to over 500 and the team is currently looking forward to welcoming new faces at all locations.
Pikatron for a good environmental balance
With a powerful 80kWp output, our new PV system now converts sunlight into energy.
The roof of the new production hall is equipped with 190 modules facing east so that the first rays of sunshine in the morning can be used for internal consumption.
In this way, it optimally complements the existing PV systems on the existing roofs.
Pikatron is at the forefront of Usingen city cycling
The Pikatron team took second place in the Usingen city cycling and had the most kilometers cycled per capita.
Respect for this sporting achievement!
City cycling, what is that?
Basically, in addition to having fun cycling, CITY CYCLING is about consciously using the bike for the promotional period of 21 days and - if it has not yet been used in everyday life or only rarely - switching to the environmentally friendly means of transport. In addition to the benefits that the participants can derive from the campaign by exercising in the fresh air, they are also making a contribution to climate protection through the kilometers cycled.
Exhibits from the Tesch EMC brand at the Electronics & Applications trade fair in Utrecht
Filters from the Tesch EMC brand were exhibited at the Nijkerk Electronics stand at this year's Electronics & Applications trade fair in Utrecht. Two exhibits from our very broad product range of feedthrough filters were shown.
Our Haan site manager, Stefan Wilhelm, took this as an opportunity to also visit the trade fair and make new contacts in the Benelux direction.
Under the tesch EMC brand, the Pikatron Group develops, manufactures and supplies high-quality EMC filter products for many areas of application. We offer you a wide standard range of EMC filters, but we are also happy to develop a customized solution for your challenge in the area of electromagnetic compatibility.
Just talk to us.
Pikatron celebrates summer party at the new location in Haan
The best opportunity to bring all colleagues together in a happy, exuberant mood is a party.
What could be better than a summer party at the new location in Haan?
Many colleagues from all six Pikatron locations came together last week in the best weather to celebrate and get an impression of the new location. The atmosphere was relaxed and, in addition to delicious food, there was lots of laughter and dancing.
A big thank you to the team in Haan for organizing this festival.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (Part 9)
It continues week after week. The entire Pikatron team in Usingen is looking forward to soon having even more space and expanding production.
The underfloor heating pipes have now been installed and have withstood the pressure test. The windows and gates are also installed.
The next milestone is the pouring of the concrete floor slab, which is scheduled for next week.
Pikatron is part of the Global Compact network
We at Pikatron fully share the GlobalGoals of a sustainable and future-proof supply chain, sustainability is a central component of responsible corporate governance for us. We have been active on various aspects of sustainability for decades and have been involved in regional sustainability projects since 2008. To mark our long-term commitment to advancing sustainability we just joined the United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact Netzwerk Deutschland e.V.. It is particularly important for us to reaffirm our commitment to sustainability and the TenPrinciples considering current global challenges. Therefore, we are now also using the Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitskodex as an introduction to uniform sustainability reporting.
Mayor visits Pikatron
Steffen Wernard: "Pikatron is a very important company in and for Usingen"
Yesterday, Usingen's mayor Steffen Wernard visited the largest Pikatron location together with Ute Harmel from the business development agency. The visitors were enthusiastic about the positive development of the Pikatron Group, which has grown steadily since the last visit in 2019 and now employs over 500 people (200 of them in Usingen). In addition to the ongoing production, the construction site of the new production hall was of course also visited.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is created (part 8)
In the meantime, the roofers have finished their work at treetop level, so that the photovoltaic system can soon be installed here.
In the next step, the hall floor slab is poured and windows, doors and gates are installed.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is created (part 7)
A lot has happened since the last update 4 weeks ago.
The Isowand facade has been installed and the roofers are already busy covering and sealing.
The new hall already fits very nicely into the image of the Pikatron site in Usingen.
Visit of the mayor of Písek and representatives of the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce to Pikatron CZ
Pikatron's location in the Czech Republic (Pisek) was visited for the second time by representatives of the city of Pisek and the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce as part of establishing cooperation with important companies.
Back from left to right: JUDr. Jiri Brozák (Director of the Pisek Labor Office), Dipl.Ing. Pavel Pewner (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IHK), M.Sc. Katerina Rybarikova (director of the IHK regional office), Petra Mestanova, DiS (press officer of the city of Pisek)
Front left to right: Josef Soumar, EFP (3rd Deputy Mayor), JUDr. Ing. Michal Capek (City Council Pisek), Jiri Lukes (Site Manager Pikatron CZ)
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is created (part 6)
"A good building is built on good soil."
In this sense, the filling work on the new hall is currently taking place. The gravel base layer is already being applied here.
The next step is to finish the facade.
Fire protection training at Pikatron
How is a fire extinguisher operated? What can/must I do in an emergency? What must be considered?
Our employees are regularly trained by our fire protection officer.
Extinguishing training is currently taking place for employees at the Creuzburg site.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (part 5)
The final concrete foundations have been poured and the summer weather is helping with drying. The stretched nets and the erected scaffolding already give it away: This week we will continue with the roofing!
Trainees at Pikatron network through joint projects
Whether commercial or mechatronic, the training areas at Pikatron are diverse. In order to network our trainees despite their different areas of responsibility and to convey a sense of community, we have given them a common task.
Manufacture pallet lounge furniture in order to then enjoy a grilled sausage together at a get-together. They proudly present their results.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (part 4)
The construction workers have been very busy this week and have completed the assembly of the hall supporting structure.
The next step is to attach the facade.
We are pleased that the construction is progressing so quickly and that the hall's outlines are already impressive.
We congratulate our two trainees Ali Demirtas & Tilman Harzer on passing the mechatronics training and are pleased that they will remain with the Pikatron Group with the know-how they have learned.
July 4th, 2023 is Social Day - also at Pikatron!
More than 60,000 students across Germany exchange their everyday school life for a job and donate their wages to Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL), an organization by young people for young people. Schüler Helfen Leben promotes and runs youth projects with a focus on education, encounters, democracy and commitment.
The daughter of an employee also works diligently at Pikatron in Usingen.
We've moved! Wuppertal became Haan
After decades of successful production, we moved last week with the team from Wuppertal to a new, larger place in Haan as part of our expansion.
From now on you can find us here:
Bergische Strasse 16, 42781 Haan
Telephone and email contacts remain the same.
+49 202 429264 0, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (part 3)
Today we went a big step further on the construction site. A large part of the pillars were placed in the intended positions by crane. By the end of the week all supports should be in place and aligned.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (part 2)
The construction of the new production hall at the Usingen site is progressing. The excavation is complete and the concrete for the foundations is being poured. We eagerly await the erection of the first supports.
Pikatron Rasdorf successfully expanded
While the Pikatron main site in Usingen is working on the new hall extension, the site in Rasdorf has already gone one step further and the production area has been successfully expanded by 300 square meters. We are pleased that we have now created space and capacity for more colleagues there.
Pikatron team workshop at the Pisek site
"Progress lives from the exchange of knowledge" (Albert Einstein) This week employees from Usingen visited the Pikatron team in the Czech Republic for a productive exchange. In addition to process optimization, guidance and project planning, team building is not neglected.
Pikatron Usingen - Another production hall is being built (Part 1)
The excavators have rolled out and the construction project can begin. To expand the production capacity, a new hall of 1,000 square meters is being built, which follows on from the extension from 2014.
Step by step, the grass soil was removed and preparations were made for digging the foundations.
Pikatron presents itself at the training fair
Training Fair 2023 in Riedelbach
Last weekend, Pikatron GmbH presented itself at the training fair.
The students showed keen interest in the development opportunities in the company and the school requirements, for example for the job description of a mechatronics technician.
The Pikatron Group offers the following training courses:
* Industrial clerk (m/f/d)
* Mechatronics technician (m/f/d)
Feel free to send us your application to email@example.com
Wuppertal workforce visits new location
May makes everything new – in this case June!
Because we are moving one of our locations this month.
The Wuppertal workforce has already been able to get a personal impression of the new workplace in Haan, which is only a few kilometers away from the previous location.
Diversity connects - Pikatron shows the flag
Today, May 23rd, is Diversity Day in Germany. As a signatory to the Diversity Charter, we are proud that we live diversity and communicate our values to the outside world.
All employees of the Pikatron Group experience the same appreciation, because diverse teams bring better solutions.
The PCIM in Nuremberg - Pikatron at the 2023 trade fair
Three successful days at the trade fair have passed and the Pikatron Group team draws a thoroughly positive summary.
We would like to thank you for numerous visits, interesting discussions and the valuable exchange at our booth at the PCIM.
PCIM 2023 - We are in.
After the first presence exhibition since the beginning of the Corona pandemic in 2022 was a complete success, the Pikatron Group is full of anticipation to meet again in Nuremberg this year. As an international trade fair in the field of power electronics, PCIM provides an overview of the current development of the technology and its application. You will find us at PCIM Europe in Nuremberg from May 09 to 11, 2023 in Hall 7, Stand 110. You are welcome to request your free admission voucher for PCIM 2023 from us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is looking forward to your visit.
Our new website is up!
Welcome to our new website! After a long developmental period, we can now proudly present the new website of the Pikatron Group. In a completely new look, but with the usual charm, you will find all the important information about our company. Our new website brings together all brands of the Pikatron Group in a clearly structured way to make it even easier for you to find us. Have fun looking around and discovering new things!
SPD members of the state parliament visit Pikatron
Elke Barth and two of her colleagues in an exchange with Pikatron.
A lot has happened at Pikatron since her last visit in 2020. Together with Tobias Eckert, deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group and spokesman on economic policy, and Stephan Grüger, spokesman on energy and industrial policy, state parliament member Elke Barth admired the consistently positive development of the Pikatron Group, which remained on course for success even during the pandemic and was able to dispense with short-time working.
New video online
Just in time at Pikatron. In a well-known self-deprecating way, our video series on YouTube continues. This time we show you how we provide the greatest benefit through flexible response to scheduling and logistic needs besides high quality of our products. Enjoy watching. Many thanks to all pikatron actors and Leobard Marx for the pleasent implementation!
We congratulate our trainees on passing their final exams!
We did it! Mr. Distler and Mr. Veit are relieved and happy.
We are pleased that our two trainees have successfully completed their apprenticeship as industrial clerks and mechatronics engineers with us and that they will continue their careers with the Pikatron Group team.
There are now two vacant apprenticeship positions again at our location in Usingen for 2023. Please feel free to send us your application.
140 sweet surprises
Pikatron wraps presents for children of families in need.
What would Christmas be without the typical sweets for children? This year's staff Christmas fundraiser collected money for gifts for children of families in need in the region. The company management again generously topped up the amount collected, and so 140 bags of sweets and small animal figurines were packed by hard-working helpers. The campaign complements the wish list campaign of the DRK Usingen.
New female team leaders
We are very pleased about our new team leaders.
At our Czech site in Pisek, we are continuing to expand our team leader structures in parallel with our production employees. We are delighted to welcome so many female managers to our subsidiary pikatron cz s.r.o.. We wish all our female and male colleagues a good start!
We are looking for more dedicated colleagues at all locations!
At all locations we are looking for dedicated colleagues in both administrative and production areas. Over the past decades, the Pikatron Group has distinguished itself as an attractive, reliable and stable employer. We also want to take advantage of the current opportunities and continue on this successful path together with you. We look forward to receiving your meaningful application!
Cultivation in Rasdorf
We are also increasing our production capacity at the Rasdorf site.
Together with our landlord, the Wiegand company, we are expanding our production facility in Rasdorf and are able to create new regional jobs. Thus we strengthen our location and can meet the increased demand for electromagnetic components in the future. We are looking forward to numerous applications in the production area and a breath of fresh air at our location in Rasdorf. A big thank you to the company Wiegand for the excellent support!
Apprenticeship fair 2022
STARTKLAR - the apprenticeship fair in the Hochtaunuskreis; we were there!
As a local company with attractive opportunities in the areas of apprenticeship, internships and studies, we presented ourselves and some of our products at the STARTKLAR apprenticeship fair in Usinger Land. After many exciting conversations with open-minded young people at our booth, we would like to thank all those who were interested and, of course, our colleagues. We hope to welcome some familiar faces in our company soon.
Summer fete 2022
Despite the less than summery weather, a complete success!
Last Sunday, our courtyard was filled with employees from all locations, former colleagues, shareholders and, of course, their families to celebrate together. Especially for the children there was versatile entertainment. Those who dared could even learn circus tricks with various equipment. After a motivating speech by Dr. Staab, the buffet was opened with a large selection of food and drink, which ensured an exuberant mood despite the rainy weather.