Catholic Labour Movement taking a look behind the scenes at bema

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For getting an insight into the world of training and work, the KAB - Catholic Labour Movement from Mettingen is visiting enterprises and organisations in the region on a regular basis

This year, bema GmbH Maschinenfabrik in Voltlage-Weese was chosen as the destination. The visit took place in June. The Managing Director, Sonja Koopmann, received the members of the group at the foyer of the machine factory. All of them had come by bicycle. Following a brief introduction of the enterprise, they visited the production halls and warehouses. The about 20 persons were not only impressed by the total area of 17,000 sqm, but also by the machines built there. Small and large sweepers, snow ploughs, or the Grobys for weed removal. And special wishes of the customers are no problem.

Beyond that, the visitors from Mettingen were interested in many current subjects and social issues, such as for example sustainability and climate protection, the shortage of skilled workers that is noticeable in all sectors or the future plans of bema. Sonja Koopmann who manages the company in the third generation already was pleased about the exchange of views and gave an outlook on the future. So the work for the modernisation of the administrative building has already started. There are also planned investments into the machinery or for the implementation of the sustainability concept with photovoltaic system, charging stations and shaping of the company ground in touch with the nature. Before the participants started their way back to Mettingen by bicycle, the plant visit was comfortably concluded with a relaxed gathering.

The Managing Director Sonja Koopmann and the apprentice Mayra Schuckmann showed the interested visitors from the KAB Mettingen round the factory (Photograph: Mayra Schuckmann - bema GmbH Maschinenfabrik | 2023).

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The KAB stands for a strong and lively community of persons from all social classes, rooted in the Christian faith and in the parish of St. Agatha. Further Information (link)