14 prospective ceramic technicians recently visited Johnson Matthey in Redwitz to learn more about the manufacture of technical ceramics. It was the second time that students from the college for ceramic design and ceramic technology in Höhr-Grenzhausen near Koblenz visited Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Deutschland) GmbH.
Personnel officer Barbara Wagner welcomed the students together with the teachers Hans-Peter Kaffinée and Jutta Hess-Depensiefen. She presented the company and the Johnson Matthey group, which employs over 12,000 people in 30 countries.
The students were given a tour of the catalyst production. Process developer Gero Wagner explained the technical processes. Udo Zipfel, Head of Purchasing and Sales Piezo, guided the guests through the production in the area of piezo products. During a lunch together, the prospective technicians were able to discuss production issues with the company’s experts.
The students of the technical school were very enthusiastic about the day and the “ceramic highlights”. “This day was very exciting for us, it was a good insight into practice and we were able to get an idea of our professional future,” said one student.
Johnson Matthey not only maintains close contact with the technical college for ceramic design and ceramic technology in Höhr-Grenzhausen, but also with the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, which maintains the WesterWaldCampus in the same place.