International internship in Northern Ireland

“High quality international internships for our best apprentices are a fixed part of our training program – as motivation and as an opportunity to discover something new”, says RM apprentice trainer Regina Denkmayr. In 2018, engineering apprentice Carmina Kleiß visited the screen manufacturer MAXIMUS in Northern Ireland for two weeks. She experienced the Northern Irish culture, learned many new things about MAXIMUS and their products, and at the same time improved her English! RM apprentices are involved in the planning and preparation of the internships from the beginning. Learning targets are defined together and afterwards the internship is evaluated. In recent years RM apprentices have been sent to subsidiary companies or sales partners in Spain, France, Northern Ireland and England.

 

Official award for apprenticeship mobility

The EQAMOB Award stands for high quality in apprenticeship mobility. The award was presented to RUBBLE MASTER in November by Dr. Margarete Schramböck, the Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs. At the official ceremony in the marble hall of the Ministry for Digital and Economic affairs, the national award-winning companies offering apprenticeships, such as RM, were celebrated. That is still only 0.4 % of all companies with apprentice programs in the whole of Austria.

 

That RUBBLE MASTER cares for the environment is demonstrated not just by the spirit of recycling behind the RM crushers but also by the eco-friendly RM headquarters. Giving its customers, delivery workers and employees the opportunity to charge their electric vehicles is just another logical step towards protecting the environment. The demand from customers and delivery workers for charging facilities has now led to the installation of charging stations at Südpark. What’s more, there are also plans to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the RM fleet, thus making the future real now.

4 innovative charging points by Kreisel Electric
Each of the four docking stations has an output of over 11 kW and features dynamic charging management. As a result, up to four vehicles can be charged at the same time. The charging points are activated using a charge card which is available at reception for RM staff and visitors. This means that the system can also handle billing.

“We can maintain our leadership on the world market because we can rely on our team of excellent employees, at our headquarters in Linz as well as all over the world at our sales subsidiaries”, says Gerald Hanisch, CEO and founder of the Linz machinery manufacturer RUBBLE MASTER, proud of his team. The commercial success of previous years is the reward for the untiring search for the best solution for the customers. “Winning the Austrian Export Prize in the trade category confirms that RM is on the right road. The bottom line is that our success is thanks to all employees working together to bring RUBBLE MASTER forwards”, says RM CFO Günther Weissenberger about the RM Team. It’s all thanks to the RM Family and the RM Spirit. Since its founding in 1991, long before catchphrases such as employer branding and corporate culture came into fashion, RM has promoted a very special form of company culture. The RM Family includes all RM employees, the dealerships, customers and suppliers.

RUBBLE MASTER is more than the global market leader for mobile crushers and screens
“We offer much more than machines. Our actions are determined by fairness criteria that comply with ecological, economical and social sustainability expectations. We support that in our services, in connection with our products, our company culture and our employees. Transparency and responsibility play significant roles. Everybody in our company projects this image,” says Gerald Hanisch about the world of RM. It is something that customers and business partners around the globe feel and appreciate, which is why in addition to having a top product, company culture, innovative spirit and service orientation count positively as the four success criteria of RM. For instance, “Welcome! to our world” has been a key part of the RM logo for many years.

Just recently, the team that builds the RM 100GO! in Linz celebrated completion of the 300th crusher.

Dedication to the cause
Hanisch and Weissenberger are aware that their employees are contributing a great deal during the current phase of growth. In return, appreciation of their work is shown by RM offering award-winning training programmes, freshly made lunch at RM headquarters, travel and accident insurance that also provides private cover, and of course employee events. “We expect a lot from our employees and want them to know that we really appreciate what they do for RUBBLE MASTER. Not long ago our employees were invited with their families to the RM Summer Opening party. Our employees communicate what we stand for on the market: for networking, for openness, for cooperation with schools and universities, for cultural and sports events, for an inviting, accessible building. That makes us versatile and strong as a brand”, says Hanisch. Following the strong growth of the company and the takeover of Maximum, RM is currently looking for new people to join the best team in the industry.

Around 65 suppliers from all over Europe attended the RM Suppliers Day in Linz to find out more about the successful development and future strategy of RUBBLE MASTER and work on some plans together. Before they got down to work, there was inspiration on the programme. After being welcomed to RM Headquarters, the suppliers and RM employees visited the Lentos Museum of Modern Art in Linz. There, they were taken on a guided tour of the exhibition.

Back at RM Headquarters the afternoon was dedicated to future developments at RUBBLE MASTER. RM is delighted that last year was such a success – a year in which a key strategic decision was made: RM is now majority owners of MAXIMUS, the Northern Irish screen manufacturer!

With such a wide range of products, RM can offer its customers an even better advantage. Suppliers are also part of the RM Family and make a major contribution to this success.

Following the information on the company, workshops were held on the topics of R&D, mechanical engineering, logistics, spare parts and quality management. As in previous years, the results of these expert discussions will flow directly into the workflow.

After a productive afternoon, the highlight of the day was the RM Summer Opening party. Starting at 6pm, the suppliers, RM employees and sales network partners got together to celebrate the start of summer.

The 250 guests were serenaded by the Mehlbrass band with some Dixieland, swing and cool jazz tunes.

Live music, a buffet with grilled local specialities washed down with exotic cocktails created the best summer feeling until late into the night ahead of the actual summer solstice.

For more photos of the RM Suppliers Day and the Summer Opening 2018, please visit our Facebook fan page.

Over 100 of the most prestigious Thai constructors got together on March 10 at Photalai Leisure Park in Bangkok for the official launch of RM mobile impact crushers in Thailand organised by RM Sales Partner Watkinson Construction Equipment Co., Ltd.. Watkinson stressed that they are extremely proud to be the official RM Sales Partner in Thailand. They are ready to serve the growing market acquiring 25 % of the market share until 2020.

This was also the event to celebrate the handover of the first two sets of the mobile impact crushers RM 70GO! 2.0 and the postscreen RM CS3600/2 to “Chokdee Engineer Products Co.,Ltd” by Khun Thanachok Limthanarkhom and “Sinsupanan Co.,Ltd” by Khun Chawachote Wangmontree.

The event lasted until late in the evening, where guests were able to experience a bit of Austrian cuisine and above all sense the core values Watkinson and RUBBLE MASTER share, such as customer focus and absolute commitment to service. An especially written song about RUBBLE MASTER and Watkinson underlined the positive spirit both companies are working with. It was created and sang by Khun Keng Tachaya, who won “The Voice Thailand” in 2012.

RUBBLE MASTER attaches great importance to the training of its apprentices and therefore the employees of the future. Twelve apprentices are currently being educated in both production and commercial apprenticeships. In February there were a number of highlights in the apprenticeship programme at RUBBLE MASTER, including the apprentice meeting with the management team which is held twice a year.

Apprenticeship abroad in Great Britain
Another highlight was a two-week internship abroad for Sofie Mayerzedt (apprentice office assistant) at our dealer Red Knight 6 in Great Britain. The exciting tasks ranged from visits to customers together with a salesperson to helping out with office work.

Sofie was able to take advantage of the opportunity to talk to existing customers and also wrote a job story for us about the recently purchased RM 90GO! featuring photos and information. “This internship was a unique opportunity for me which I can fully recommend to future apprentices. Not only did I gain an insight into the work of a sales partner, I was also able to improve my language skills and get to know London,” says Sofie with enthusiasm.

Internships abroad are not only offered to office apprentices. Stefan Kamptner, agricultural and construction machine technology apprentice, has also gathered initial experience in the UK and came into contact with some RM customers in the course of service work.

Awards for RM apprentices
Further to the high priority of apprenticeships, the focus at RUBBLE MASTER is also on the achievements of each and every individual. This is why we once again acknowledged the outstanding achievements in school by our apprentices in a ceremony on 19 February. Our congratulations go to:

  • Paul Moser, 4th year Metal Fabrication, with distinction
  • Matthias Pichler, 4th year Agricultural and Construction Machine Technology, with distinction
  • Andi Hagmüller, 3rd year Metal Fabrication, with merit
  • Markus Mayr, 2nd year Mechatronics, with distinction

Apprenticeship contract signing celebration
Together with the awards the apprenticeship contracts for the new apprentices who will join the RM Family on 6 August were also signed. We are delighted that we have been able to find apprentices for almost all of the vacancies.

We are, however, still looking for an Apprentice Office Assistant (m/f). Launch your career with the global market leader and become part of the best team in the industry. We look forward to receiving applications to [email protected].