In 2010 the KOHL Group introduced the K-LEAN production system. With the aim of making work processes lean, cost-conscious and waste-free. K-LEAN keeps the error rate in check and ensures that processes are meaningfully standardized and consistently ensured - while maintaining consistently high quality.
K-LEAN is lived. Day after day and by all employees. Many clever minds from KOHL contribute to K-LEAN developing into the DNA of the entire company - as the basis for our success in the future.
For us, sustainability also means acting responsibly with regard to workflows and processes.
The jury of the Factory of the Year competition found that we are on the right track and awarded us for K-LEAN in the category "Best Small Series Manufacturer".
We at the KOHL Group think and act long-term. Therefore, even after more than 125 years of company history, we can look back on healthy growth, long customer relationships and satisfied employees.
Apropos employees: Less than 2 percent fluctuation in the last 15 years speaks for a strong identification with our company. Many colleagues have already celebrated their 25th anniversary and more with us. Above all, collegiality is a top priority at the KOHL Group. Aspects such as work-life balance, further employee development, a positive working atmosphere and fair behaviour by superiors are among the corporate principles of the KOHL Group.
Hand in hand, everything goes better.
RESPONSIBLE COMPANY MANAGEMENT
KOHL is and remains a family business. This is what Andreas Mack, the fourth generation's successor, stands for with his name. In 2017 he followed in the footsteps of his stepfather Wolfgang Ohrem. Together with Executive Board colleague Hubertus Müller, he has set himself the task of continuing to steer the KOHL Group stably, successfully and solidly through the 2nd century of the company's history.
"Strategic decisions at KOHL are not made on the basis of a bad quarter", Hubertus Müller describes the management style at KOHL, "we continue to strive for long-term success that can be sustained over generations".
Andreas Mack adds: "There is no question that we need to keep an eye on both the present and the trends of the future. Consistency in the management team, mutual trust and a fair approach to various interests in our company are important success factors and part of our understanding of responsible corporate management".
The future and a sustainable positive development of the KOHL Group are very important to me. That's why I and my management team will do everything in our power to continue to drive the company forward in the fourth generation.
The companies of the KOHL Group work according to the quality standards relevant to the industry. Our quality management is based on DIN EN ISO 9001/2015, IATF 16949. These are regularly certified and controlled.
In addition, we are approved as a system supplier by well-known major companies.
FACTORY OF THE YEAR
Once a year, the trade magazine "Produktion" together with the management consultancy A.T. Kearney awards prizes to the best industrial companies in German-speaking countries. The award honours companies that stand out from the competition through their creativity, innovative strength and quality and at the same time stand up to fluctuating markets. In 2015, we at KOHL were awarded Factory of the Year in the category "Excellent small series production".
Whether deep drawing, embossing, laser cutting, welding or assembly - we form sophisticated components from steel, stainless steel and aluminium. For end products from a wide variety of industries. We develop and design the necessary tools and fixtures in-house - 360° service from a single source.
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