What is so special about your company?
You have to be innovative to move forward in the industry and stand out from the market. Our hobbyhorse is that we create individual solutions. We have many customers with problematic lines and we always find a way to clean them. The pig cleaning actually came more from the field of the oil industry and was for a long time only used for steel pipelines. Our strength lies in being able to squeege all pressure lines. With our own product line, we produce pigs from UNIROR that are flexible, adaptable. Classic pigs can’t do that.
We give technical lectures at various events and in engineering offices, offer training courses and have our own test track. In 2017, we won the Innovation Award and were nominated for the Future Award in 2019.
What do you like about your job?
That’s the change. I am always happy when, for example, we win tenders in the urban area of Forst and then could provide cleaning of rain gutters at home. Being individual and flexible is what distinguishes us and is important to us. We could work more internationally, but I would also like us to be active here on the ground and to remain connected to our region.
What was your biggest challenge in taking over the company?
The great footsteps my father left were a challenge for me. It is, after all, his “child” so to speak. The obligation to raise the company further and to care for it is already enormous. In addition, there has to be always work for all 18 employees and to do justice to all. To lead employees in their individuality and to “tickle out” the best of each one is always a challenge, a very important task that requires a lot of time. A company stands and falls with a good team.
What professions do you train?
The profession we train is a specialist in pipe, sewer and industrial service. This apprenticeship covers the entire range of our services – classic pipe cleaning, refurbishment, camera experience and pigging.
What role does Forst play for you?
It’s my home, the center of my life and my work.