She got her start in the steel industry working part-time while earning her degree. Today, in her early thirties, she’s deputy production manager in charge of a team of more than 60 specialists in Hardening and Tempering in Hagen, Germany. Mechanical engineer Karoline Piotrowski reveals what drives her, the standards she sets for herself when tackling daily challenges, and why she believes Waelzholz is the perfect employer.
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In the field of high-quality cold rolled and heat treated steel materials, Waelzholz is the technology leader and the only company worldwide to operate dedicated facilities for the production of hardened and tempered steel strip with one of the three microstructures martensite, bainite, or sorbite. This versatility is another factor that Piotrowski appreciates about her employer.
Waelzholz manufactures bainitic and sorbitic hardened and tempered steel strip in Plettenberg, approximately 50 kilometers from its main facility in Hagen. These materials stand out for their excellent forming properties or high spring tension, among other characteristics.
Together we can achieve more – Waelzholz specifically fosters talented employees in the interest of the company
Karoline Piotrowski’s career path shows just how important it is for Waelzholz to support young, dedicated employees and the potential that this holds. As a technology leader, we are dependent on skilled and motivated employees and also delegate responsibility to promising young professionals. In this context, we rely on a combination of personal qualifications and targeted advancement through the exchange of knowledge and experience. After all, we can only manufacture innovative and state-of-the-art steel materials for our customers and create a viable company for generations to come if all these aspects are fulfilled.