That was the theme of this year's Dorfner Partner Days, a bi-annual meeting to which Dorfner invites its partners from all over the world.
With 30 participants from 15 different countries in attendance, we kicked off a new fiscal year full of innovations and business ideas.
The presentations showed new flooring products and promising joint business opportunities in composite materials for both private and public use (e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, furniture). With its acquisition of ACS as subsidiary, Dorfner is actively repositioning itself in this space. Also presented were the latest innovations in the area of color products and applications thereof.
Among the event’s highlights were the practical demonstrations in flooring and color, a guided factory tour, and of course the ongoing knowledge exchange between partners.
Rounding off our days together was a joint opportunity to take part in the sport known as ‘Bavarian curling’. With verve and a goodly portion of ‘high spirits’, the teams enthusiastically racked up the points against each other.
Vanessa Kühn, a student at the Schwandorf Technical College (FOS Schwandorf), was successful in her application for an internship in the research and development department of Dorfner. Currently, the young student switches every two weeks between the school and the lab. During her internship, she’s been dealing with colors and binders – topics that are well suited to her chosen major at the FOS Schwandorf: agriculture, biotechnology and environmental technology. It’s the only study program of its kind in the Upper Palatinate, which is why it’s so attractive to the students at this school.
Vanessa Kühn's dual-track education is a good example of what distinguishes the FOS. It’s the ideal mix between theory and practice, which is in high demand on the job market. This is also confirmed by Christian Eiblmeier, special adviser for the sciences, who knows that FOS graduates are welcomed with open arms by commercial enterprises.
Dorfner is committed to helping talented young people from the region gain early insights into business practices so they can get acquainted with the kinds of activities and processes that await them later in their careers. But Dorfner also sees it as an investment in its own future. Because who knows? Maybe someday, Vanessa Kühn will go to work for Dorfner.
A report on Vanessa Kühn's work at Dorfner and the FOS Schwandorf can be found in the OTV media library at the following link:
Within the framework of the Deutschlandstipendium, a German federal program that matches privately funded university scholarships, Dorfner and Anzaplan are working with OTH Amberg-Weiden and other businesses, foundations and associations, as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), to support highly qualified and motivated students. Decisive factors for granting the scholarship include academic achievement and social commitment. Each year, a university committee selects the winners among all the applicants. In 2017, a total of 41 scholarships were awarded, seven more than the previous year – that makes the OTH one of Germany’s most successful universities in terms of recruiting sponsors from the business community.
At a ceremony at the OTH Amberg-Weiden, Dorfner and Anzaplan presented the sponsorship certificate to Maximilian Deget, a student in environmental technology. We are delighted to actively contribute to the cultivation of young talent through the Deutschlandstipendium program.
Dorfner is authorized economic operator (AEO)
The AEO is a key element of the EU- concept of security and simplifies the custom operations. This certification will further improve and expand our international business.
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We wish all our customers and partners a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful new year 2018.
Anniversary in the "city of superlatives"
The success story of the Middle East Minerals Trading LLC begins two years ago – September 2015 – in Dubai, where Dorfner has firmly established a foothold throughout the Middle East. Best-selling products like GRANUCOL® color sands and DORSIMIX® blends are now an integral part of construction activity in the region. Renowned local manufacturers of flooring systems have since come to rely on the quality and performance of our "Made in Germany" products, which they have already implemented in vast flooring projects covering countless square meters of surface.
Upon this second anniversary, Dorfner is further expanding its service with new office space in the desert city. Customers and other interested parties will have the opportunity to take part in workshops on Dorfner products and their many areas of application. A new warehouse and onsite staff also ensure reliable service and fast in-house fulfillment.
We’d like to thank all of our customers and business partners for the trust and support that they’ve placed in Dorfner Middle East Minerals Trading LLC, which has contributed substantially to its success.
19th Training Fair in Amberg - Largest Training Fair in the Region
On July 18, 2017, the Wirtschaftsjunioren Amberg-Sulzbach, a regional association of young entrepreneurs, and the local IHK (chamber of commerce) jointly extended an invitation to their 19th Training Fair, which took place in the ACC in Amberg. This event provided important guidance to students who were interested in learning about their vocational options. At the stands of the 45 exhibitors – which included businesses, professional associations and vocational schools – the young people were able to collect information on over 150 training courses and potential fields of study. In addition to one-on-one consultations, the participating companies and technical colleges once again offered numerous workshops at their booths, where, in small groups, the students could enquire in-depth about the respective training opportunities on offer.
Dorfner and Anzaplan had the pleasure of presenting our company, along with the basic contents and requirements of our training program, to many interested participants. And with success! We’ve already received the first applications.