Renewed company expansion - Construction start of the new automotive production hall
Since last week the construction work for our company expansion has started. Within one year, the usable area will be increased by the extension by 4000m². A new state-of-the-art automotive production hall including logistics and storage spaces as well as additional production and office capacities will be built at the Kempten-Bühl location.
With the expansion, we are setting the course for further growth and creating the basis for large series productions in automotive quality. Thus, we create the opportunity to grow with our customers and take on new tasks.
After we celebrated the inauguration of construction phase 2 in 2017 and thus created further development capacities, the current expansion of our production is the next step and a further milestone in our company history.
Sontheim at the VDI "Off-Highway Machines" and Hanser "Mobile Machines"
Sontheim was at the VDI Conference "Off-Highway Machines" in Dusseldorf and the "Mobile Machines Conference" in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. In addition to lectures on the latest developments in digitization in the agricultural and construction machinery sector, as well as safety and driver assistance systems in off-highway vehicles, the two events were accompanied by an exhibition on which trends and innovative solutions for smart machines were presented.
Sontheim demonstrated end-to-end system solutions, including precision farming, IoT applications and fleet management tasks. In addition, with the Modular Diagnostic System MDT 2.0, we demonstrated the future-proof diagnostic tool chain for Service 4.0 applications. We also had our VCIs and control solutions from the Safety ECU family eSys-SVCx on board.
We thank you for the many interesting discussions and look forward to the new tasks.
Sontheim donates to the Bunte Kreis Allgäu
Since 2005 Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH is supporting BUNTEN KREIS Allgäu e.V.. Gertie Müller-Hoorens, member of the board of BUNTEN KREIS, enthusiastically received on 17th of december 2018 € 5,000. Sontheim wants to use the donation for the work with children with chronic, cancerous and seriously ill children throughout the Allgäu and in the non-bureaucratic relief funds.
The BUNTE KREIS Allgäu e.V. is supporting families with chronic, cancerous and seriously ill children throughout the Allgäu for 17 years. Since the after-care benefits of BUNTEN KREIS are only covered by social insurance institutions for about one third, the remaining two-thirds of the costs must be raised through donations.
Winner of the “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes”
The Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH is the winner of the “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes”. Nationwide there were 4,917 small and medium sized companies as well as banks and communes nominated, 742 reached the jury list and 14 of these companies in various categories were acknowledged as award winners.
The jump to the top succeeded this year, after the Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH was already certified as finalist in 2017. Beside the growth of the company, the innovational strength, great company value, the social engagement as well as the complete rating of the company and the role in the society flew into the evaluation criteria.
As the only company from the Allgäu which managed to get into the final round, we are especially proud to receive the most important award for SMEs in Germany. We take this award as an incentive to follow our path and to deliver innovative and future-proof system solutions to our customers in the future – Made in Germany.
Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller visit us at our Agritechnica stand
Last week, Agritechnica the world's leading fair for innovations in agriculture and agricultural engineering took place in Hanover. With more than 450,000 visitors and 2,803 exhibitors, the fair expanded its reputation as a global meeting place for the industry and innovation driver.
In addition to new telemetry and farming 4.0 products, Sontheim also presented a safety control family with AUTOSAR, an ultrasonic wind sensor, a smart ISOBUS gateway and the new diagnostic tool chain MDT 2.0.
The highlight of the fair is certainly the renewed visit by Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller and various representatives of the DLG at our booth. Only selected companies in the sector, such as Fendt, Claas and Pöttinger, were given the opportunity to present their product highlights to the panel.
Visitation by Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria Ilse Aigner and Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller
Within the framework of an event organized by the Economic Advisory Committee of the Union, Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria Ilse Aigner, Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller and other representatives from business and politics visited our company. After a short company presentation by Dipl. Ing. Bruno Sontheim, the work areas and new products of Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH were explained to the visitors by means of a house fair.
In addition to the fields of precision farming, mobile and onboard diagnostics as well as safety applications, there were also other stations providing an insight into our current and future product portfolio.
MDT Users’ Conference 2017, 18.05 in Stuttgart
For the third time the MDT Users’ Conference took place, the event for diagnostic experts of off-the-highway vehicles. Numerous OEMs took part in the event and were able to exchange information about the latest diagnostic challenges and innovations concerning our modular MDT diagnostic tool.
We would like to thank all speakers and participants and look forward to seeing you again in 2018!
Sontheim at the Mobile Machines 2017
For the first time, Sontheim attended at the Mobile Machines Conference in Karlsruhe. The event focuses on safety and driver assistance in off-the-highway vehicles.
As an exhibitor, we actively demonstrated our safety & diagnostic products. We would like to thank all participants and interested parties for the pleasant and informative discussions at our booth.
Current impressions of our company expansion
Here you find a few pictures of our current company expansion. Only 3 months after the first excavator has been rolled up, a clear construction progress can be seen and soon the roof will be set up.
At additional 1,600m² new offices and meeting rooms, development labs, as well as storage and production capacities can be used in Kempten soon.
We also keep you updated about the current construction progress on our Facebook channel.
Ground-breaking ceremony for the extension
In time with the 20-year anniversary of Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH this Tuesday, 04th October 2016 the groundbreaking ceremony for the company expansion was laid. At additional 1,600m² new offices and meeting rooms, development labs, as well as storage and production capacities can be used in Kempten soon. The new capacities will ensure a further steady growth and new jobs in the future. Seven years after moving to our new headquarter, the place was too small and is now being expanded consistently.
In addition to Mayor Thomas Kiechle surrounding companies of the industrial area Kempten Buhl East attended the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as representatives of the construction company.
Donation to 140 years anniversary
For the 140-years anniversary of the “Volunteer Fire Brigade Lenzfried”, Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH handed over € 1,000. The donation ceremony was held at the headquarters in the industrial area Kempten Buehl-Ost on Friday, 17th of June. 1st Board Mr Hafenmayr and Commander Mr Briendl thanked with a heartfelt “Vergelt’s Gott.”