W&H employee achieves top ranking at Apprentice World Championship

Alexander Absmann, our W&H participant, was highly focused, accurate and fast. He was able to not only withstand the pressure and his own high expectations but also at all times avoided becoming hectic. This combination allowed him to achieve a top ranking at the apprentice world championship in Kazan (Russia). In addition, the young machining technician secured the silver medal in the team competition and was awarded the "Medallion for Excellence" performance diploma. The 20-year-old’s thrill was echoed by his instructors, his employer as well as his W&H colleagues in Bürmoos. He belongs to the elite of the young CNC turners.

Alexander Absmann with W&H equipment
W&H supported the Professional World Cup participants with high quality tools.

"It was an impressive time with many exciting and beautiful moments that I will never forget," says Alexander Absmann of his participation in Kazan in Russia. Half a year of intensive training was definitely worth it! Absmann kept his cool and scored an excellent 11th place. In addition, he won the silver medal with his colleagues in the team competition. After his success at the state championships, it was reconfirmed that he is one of the best metal-cutting apprentices in the world. "We are very happy about the top ranking of Alexander Absmann! He has proven that ambition and willingness to perform pay off, "says W&H Managing Director KommR DI Peter Malata. The outstanding training team at the W&H training center helped lay the foundation for his success.

W&H WM team in Kazan
Glowing faces from the World Cup team. In the picture from left: the two W&H apprentice trainers Matthias Hufnagl and Stefan Rausch, W&H machining technician and World Cup participant Alexander Absmann, and WorldSkills supervisor Dieter Geisberger
High precision work of Alexander Absmann
Alexander Absmann showed high precision and speed during the 4 days.

Heavy fight in an international setting

For four days over 1,400 participants from more than 70 countries fought for a title in 56 competitions at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Center -built specifically for WorldSkills. In the CNC Turning category, Alexander Absmann faced 27 competitors. The W&H machining technician and his competitors fought hard. With only a few deciding points, the field was tight. It was not only precision and speed that counted, mental strength was also required: the CNC turners were under extreme time pressure and had to accomplish spontaneous task changes during the competition.

Alexander Absmann with medal
Alexander Absmann wins silver medal in the team competition.
W&H employee Alexander Absmann
Highly concentrated, W&H employee Alexander Absmann mastered the complex tasks of the examining board.

Proud of the young talent

At his employer, W&H in Bürmoos, the entire workforce was thrilled. Peter Malata: "Our participant was able to summon his skills at the right time and demonstrated his fast and precise way of working. He not only successfully represented W&H in Russia, but also represented his enthusiasm for the profession to the company. "

Alexander Absmann pays thanks for the professional and financial support that the medical technology companies provided leading to the event. "Without high-quality tools, the tasks would not have been possible. I am very glad that W&H provided all the equipment. I would also like to thank my instructors Matthias Hufnagl and Stefan Rausch as well as my WorldSkills supervisor Dieter Geisberger. They actively supported me throughout the project and also helped me in Russia. "

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