Working at WITTENSTEIN

A passion for innovation and unconditional excellence are just two of the hallmarks which make working at WITTENSTEIN so attractive. Our desire to come up with solutions that were previously impossible gives rise to fascinating challenges and long-term prospects for personal development. We frequently question given realities and tread new paths in our working environment. Amongst other things, this is reflected in our extremely flexible working hours, an impressive package of health promoting measures and our inspirational interior architecture. We believe in a corporate culture which is based on the values of a family firm and built around trust, openness and responsibility. If you would like to help drive the future with us, WITTENSTEIN can offer you a world of opportunities.

 

 

1. We are a family company

At WITTENSTEIN, you can expect the open atmosphere of a medium-sized, family-run company and fair working conditions. Daily interactions are characterized by cooperativeness, a strong sense of community and mutual respect. We take responsibility for our employees, future and the environment. Our trainees and students start assisting in this during their orientation week and actively participate in local community service projects once a year. We are also engaged in social responsibility in a variety of ways – Read more here.

2. Challenging and exciting tasks

We make demands and provide support. At WITTENSTEIN, we expect you to be highly motivated and take on responsibility. For this, you can grow into challenging tasks, develop yourself and become a distinguished expert in your field – whether you are in administration, development or production.

3. Flexible working times and attention to work/life balance

WITTENSTEIN enables harmony between professional and private life. We have flexible working hours without core hours. In assembly, we work in a two-shift system instead of a three-shift system, in the interests of your long-term health and to offer you the opportunity to balance your professional and private life.

4. Continuing education opportunities and personalized development

The WITTENSTEIN academy offers over 1000 different seminars and events every year, from A for "Arbeitsrecht" (labor law) to Z for "Zeichnungslesen" (reading drawings). For the convenience of our employees, students and trainees, many of these are held at our own premises.

You want to advance your qualifications while pursuing ambitious career goals? We can support you with targeted development programs: for the traditional specialist and executive career paths, as well as for interesting specialized alternatives. For instance, we offer modular programs for young professionals in sales as well as internal instructors, CIP experts or secretaries and assistants. Here, we place a great deal of value on excellent instructors, effective methods and practical approaches. For career-advancing qualifications as a technician, business management graduate, master & Co., we will support you with advice as well as financial aid for your ambitious projects.

5. Personalized orientation program

We provide extensive support in your initial steps with us: As a new employee, you will go through a personalized orientation program. In the first weeks, you will have a mentor in a position of trust to immediately answer any professional or personal questions. We can thus quickly provide you with all of the knowledge you need for a successful start at WITTENSTEIN.

6. Technology inspires us

We strive for precision, innovation and unbridled excellence. As a PIONEER in mechatronic drive technology, our goal is to inspire customers with our ideas. How do we achieve this?

"The top priority at WITTENSTEIN is quality. In order to meet this standard consistently, we must give our best, every day.“

Uwe Fries, Motor Assembly Production Manager at WITTENSTEIN AG   

7. We are at home in the Tauber river valley and throughout the world

Our headquarters in Igersheim-Harthausen lies some 20 miles southwest of Würzburg, in the central part of southern Germany. The surrounding area offers outstanding leisure opportunities, good infrastructure and extensive educational institutions for upcoming generations. Favorable cost of living and kind-hearted, open people make this an attractive place to settle down. In addition, WITTENSTEIN also has over 40 locations, in Stuttgart-Fellbach and around the world. Below is an overview of our sites.

Facts and figures

WITTENSTEIN Group, reported on 31.03.2016

Sales revenues
€302 mill.
Export rate
62% export rate
Equity ratio
57,5% (2014/2015)
Employees worldwide
1.987
Trainee ratio
10%

Virtual tour

Reception

Reception

Welcome to WITTENSTEIN in Igersheim-Harthausen, Germany. Here at reception, we greet our guests and employees. This is the communications hub and backbone of the company.

Company grounds

Company grounds

The WITTENSTEIN company grounds are characterized by openness and expanse. Our pioneering spirit can develop freely here. The Innovation Factory provides us with space for the future and is a clear commitment to the Igersheim-Harthausen site. 

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory

Next-door to Development, Purchasing, Sales and Logistics, the assembly workstations in the Innovation Factory are ergonomically designed and offer a bright and friendly atmosphere. 

Marketplace

Marketplace

The marketplace is the heart of the Innovation Factory. Here the team creates ideas, shares knowledge and enjoys breaks together.

Cube 2

Cube 2

Meeting rooms like Cube 2 promote creativity and constructive discussion. The latest technology, such as 3D touchscreens, help us shape the future.

Project areas

Project areas

Short paths and spatial proximity characterize the Innovation Factory's flexible office space. Colleagues from different departments perform project-related work at adjacent desks. 

Auditorium

Auditorium

With 80 seats, the auditorium provides a space for a variety of types of instruction and training. The WITTENSTEIN academy holds over 400 different events here every year.

Talent Arena

talent arena

With 2,450 square meters of space, the WITTENSTEIN talent arena is home to workspaces and instructional areas as well as technical training departments for mechanics, electronics, assembly and technical drafting. Our practical training areas guarantee optimal service and support for our employees, trainees and students. 

World Garden

World Garden

Rooted in the region – at home in the world! The World Garden at the Igersheim-Harthausen site represents the international sense of community in the WITTENSTEIN Group. The garden features typical plants from all nations where WITTENSTEIN is active. The World Garden is a meeting place for employees and visitors.