Maintained by stoba – Service with a Future
Under the name ‘Maintained by stoba’, stoba Customized Machinery offers a service program that is highly valued by our customers. Beyond servicing our own machines, the program also services machines from other manufacturers. The business unit, headquartered in Memmingen, has a unique selling point with its all-in-one offer of a 24/7 service hotline, personal contacts, and the option of remote maintenance.
Published October 4th 2021
Video calls instead of meetings in the office, a chat message instead of calling over to the office next door, remote maintenance instead of long drives, and on-site service. Just a few years ago, hardly anyone could have imagined that we would work like this. However, that is the way it is today. Given these circumstances, how are we designing cooperation at stoba? The C|X team asked IT.
Cutting machine operator, technical product designer, electronics technician for automation technology, industrial clerk, and warehouse logistics professional – stoba offers a wide range of apprenticeships, which has been an important part of our future-oriented approach for decades. There are currently 46 apprentices training in Memmingen and Backnang. Why did you decide to join stoba? How is the apprenticeship going in this exceptional situation? And what is important to the apprenticeship training managers? The C|X Team asked.
There are many good reasons to be optimistic about the future. One is that for 60 years stoba has been developing innovations for better products and processes. For 60 years we have been developing the future!
After a majority of all events were canceled in 2020 due to the Corona crisis, a number of trade fairs were held again this year in which stoba also participated. With stands at a total of five different trade fairs, stoba Customized Machinery and stoba e-Systems were able to present their products and services to trade visitors and make valuable contacts.
On June 24, the two managing directors Gerhard Firlbeck (COO stoba Group) and Christian Peschke (Managing Director stoba Precision Technology in Backnang), once again received the TOP100 Award for special innovative strength. The ceremonial presentation by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar took place in Frankfurt and was moderated by long-time daytime news anchor Linda Zervakis. Following the 2020 and 2021 awards, this is the third time in a row that stoba has been among the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany - a great success.
Manufacturers and buyers expect flawless products. That is why procedures for seamless quality management are essential in every industry. Even the smallest defects, such as scratches, pores, dents, cavities or impact marks in the surface can lead to expensive complaints, safety deficiencies, loss of functionality and even functional failures. These cause high costs if they are not detected until later in the manufacturing process. Complex geometric or safety- or function-critical components must also be reliably manufactured with consistently high quality to ensure that the company's reputation is not damaged.
The requirements in the manufacturing industry, such as in the automotive, medical, aerospace and tool and mold making industries, are rising continuously. Increasing quantities and high precision results at the same time demand flexible and accurately fitting machining technologies when machining workpieces.