HOMAG recognized as Training Champion 2022
Schopfloch, July 18, 2022. In mechanical and plant engineering, HOMAG once again ranked among the best training companies in Germany. Thanks to the outstanding quality of its offering for young people, the company achieved the third place in the “Training Champions 2022” ranking. The ranking was compiled by F.A.Z. Institut in collaboration with IMWF Institut für Management- und Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH.
Most recently, almost 40 percent of all apprenticeship positions in Germany remained vacant. It is therefore all the more important for companies to make their own offerings as attractive as possible. Studies such as the “Training Champions 2022” help young people to orient themselves and find a suitable profession and company. The ranking is based on an extensive evaluation of numerous online sources, the so-called social listening. This involved a targeted search for keywords and articles and the evaluation of their tonality. To this end, for example, news sites, online forums, social media and blogs were used. A total of 438 million online sources were evaluated.
“The great ranking makes us proud, of course; we strongly believe that a high-quality training program is an ideal component for attracting the skilled workers of tomorrow,” explains Dr. Daniel Schmitt, CEO of HOMAG Group AG. The world market leader for woodworking machinery and systems currently employs a total of around 300 trainees and students in work-study programs in Germany. Every year, around 130 young people start their careers at the German locations of HOMAG. The range of training includes 15 commercial and technical/industrial apprenticeships and 12 work-study programs.
The HOMAG Group is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops. Its 14 specialized production sites, about 20 Group-owned sales and service companies and approximately 60 exclusive sales partners worldwide make the company a unique system provider. Backed by a workforce of some 7,000 employees, the HOMAG Group offers its customers solutions for digitized production, based on digital data continuity from point of sale through the entire production process, combined with a comprehensive software suite. In addition, the open ecosystem “tapio” (open Internet-of-Things platform) maps the data flow along the entire value chain of the timber industry. The HOMAG Group has been majority-owned by the Dürr Group since October 2014.