IATF 16949: How to Find Your Way Around in the IATF Jungle
10 January 2019
The automotive standard IATF 16949 was published in October 2016 and has already caused major challenges for several suppliers. Thomas Stöber, Vice President Management Systems at WKW.group, reveals how you can achieve all the important certifications by using the right tools.
Cuando es más bonito, se trabaja mejor - Office renovation in Spain
01 January 2019
Our team Spain has a very nice start into the new year. After the renovation work in the Wuppertal support department and in Villingen-Schwenningen, our office in Palma on Mallorca has now also been thoroughly renovated. Of course, there are now also the ergonomic office chairs for three-dimensional sitting and electronically height-adjustable tables. Special highlights are the bright, new kitchen and the optimally equipped meeting room, with colourful chairs as good mood spots and a table that can be converted into a table tennis table.
Quality results from networking
20 December 2018
In a joint initiative with the DGQ, Babtec invites you into the world of smart communication. Our contribution: the new cloud-service Qube.SPOT, which will allow companies to work on quality together. Communicate and delegate tasks and actions with the aim of finding a good common solution - before quality problems arise. The Qube.SPOT is now available and free of charge for up to 5 users per company account.
It’s Christmas time at Babtec!
19 December 2018
Even if Santa Claus hasn’t already come to town, we all went to celebrate a festive and very tasty Christmas party. Maybe one or the other has watched the sky and thought ‘Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow’ – but one thing is certain: It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it will not be our Last Christmas together!
Digitalization in schools - Babtec makes contribution
18 December 2018
We were faster than Santa Claus and politics! At least the Greek Gymnasium & Lyzeum Düsseldorf no longer has to wait for the "Digital Pact School". Babtec managing director Waios Kastanis handed over several laptops and PCs to the teachers and pupils and thus contributed to the digitalization of the school lessons.
The festivities were accompanied by top-class guests from the Greek Embassy in Germany: First Counsellor Maria Papakonstantinou and Education Attaché Dr. Emmanouil Sofos paid their respects and celebrated the presentation of the gifts with the school members and Babtec.
Deutschlandstipendium of Babtec at the HTW Dresden
14 December 2018
We are very happy that with Laura Krombholz we now can also support a young quality talent in Eastern Germany with the Deutschlandstipendium! During a festive presentation of the certificates and a relaxed get-together at HTW Dresden, scholarship holders and sponsors could get to know each other and exchange ideas.
Working pleasantly at Babtec – now also in the South!
11 December 2018
“If you stop getting better, you stop being good.” (Philip Rosenthal)
Since we live and work according to this motto, the redesign of our workplaces goes into the next round! This time, it’s the turn of our Southern office in Villingen-Schwenningen. Freshly renovated, partially reconstructed and equipped with electric height-adjustable tables and ergonomic chairs, our southern colleagues can now work even better and healthier!
Babtec goes Hollywood!
06 Dezember 2018
At least it felt a bit like it when the film team from Das Department arrived with their highly professional equipment and transformed our office building in Wuppertal into a film studio for three days. What for? Shh, that's still a secret! Accordingly, this entry ends with: to be continued!
Let's Be Clear...
04 Dezember 2018
The classification and evaluation of your suppliers helps you to identify risks at an early stage. This not only saves you a lot of money, but also helps you to work together more closely and trustingly. Find out in our technical article how the supplier cockpit supports you in fulfilling the ISO standard and in managing your documentation and evaluations.
28 November 2018
Join our team in Wels (AT). Enjoy the advantages of urban infrastructure combined with wonderful, country peace right in front of your door. Get to know us today at the JKU Career Day in Linz or visit our career page!
26 November 2018
Studying is just theory? Not at all! At the "Open Day" of the FHDW Mettmann, prospective students got to know the university. We were part of the company fair, where the students of tomorrow could exchange ideas with us about the possibilities and opportunities of a dual study.
One year Deutschlandstipendium with Babtec
23 November 2018
Our scholarship holder Sebastian Fack, a master's student of quality engineering, wrote a short "success story" commemorating the end of his scholarship period. He writes about his experiences with the Deutschlandstipendium of Babtec, which supported him in 2017/2018.
Q.Event North in the “Clouds” of Hamburg
22. November 2018
Today, the Q.Event North marks the finale of our autumn event series. In the noble location “Clouds” in the "Tanzende Türme" (Hamburg) we are very close to the clouds, which leads over to our main topic: cloud-based technology for new kinds of networking and communication in quality management.
Q.Event South in the Öschberghof Donaueschingen
16. November 2018
In the Öschberghof, our Q.Event has entered the third round. Contributions on the most burning QM topics provided for for a lively communication among the numerous participants. Benedikt Sommerhoff (DGQ) and Lutz Krämer (Babtec) presented a joint initiative that promote collaborative work on quality. The start of a networked future!
14 November 2018
Last Saturday, at the scholarship celebration of the @Bergische Universität Wuppertal, the scholarships for 2018/2019 were festively awarded. The impressive Mahler Saal in the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal offered the ideal setting for this forward-looking event. We are pleased to accompany and support a master's student in quality engineering with a Deutschlandstipendium in the upcoming year! Congratulations, Christian Böhmer, we wish an exciting, practical and successful scholarship period!
Q.Event West at the Dortmunder U
09 November 2018
Inspiring and exciting, our keynote speaker Dr. Markus Reimer opened the Q.Event West at the Dortmunder U yesterday. Thereafter, news about FMEA and cross-company quality management were on the agenda. We were able to sort out and discuss the many new ideas at the exquisite lunch buffet and on the way to the football museum.
HR on tour – Albstadt-Sigmaringen University
07 November 2018
And since we can't get enough of intelligent young talents, we're instantly visiting the next job fair today. This time we are looking for the future Babtecians at the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University career exchange in southern Germany. By the way: with a high level of motivation and an exciting personality, you have particularly good cards for a career at Babtec!
A Day for Quality
07 November 2018
DGQ Quality Day 2018: In their visionary presentation, Dr. Benedikt Sommerhoff from “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität (DGQ)” and Michael Flunkert, Managing Director of Babtec, demonstrated the importance of networking and communication. For a quality that we not only need, but also want!
HR on tour – Career fair@HTW Dresden
06 November 2018
This path will be an easy one and, of course, leads to us! At the seventh Corporate contact fair “Career Paths” in Dresden potential applicants were able to find out about their individual path into the working world. At the university of applied science Dresden, our experts for advanced working answered the questions of the students.
Running through the fall
31 October 2018
At the 14th WING Half Marathon and 10 km run our colleagues in the South once again demonstrated their fitness. Last Saturday, seven Babtecians participated in the traditional run through the idyllic Black Forest landscape. A proper energy boost provided the carbo-loading of the previous evening at the legendary pasta party.
HEALTH in capital letters at Babtec
30 October 2018
Food@work, a “Brain Fit” session or maybe first a little bit of cycling on the SmoothieBike? Last Friday, it was all about the health of our colleagues in the Southern office. In cooperation with Barmer, we hosted the first “Vital & Orange” health day in Villingen-Schwenningen. Appropriately, there was a varied mix of exciting lectures and workshops on an office-friendly, healthy diet, small "Brain Fit" units for a quick brain as well as a body analysis and fitness tips - so that our southern Babtecians can start fit and healthy into the cold season.
Working pleasantly at Babtec
24 October 2018
The project "Work Places" makes our working at Babtec more beautiful - and healthier! In a regular cycle, each department receives a major makeover. This time, it was the support team’s turn: height-adjustable tables at the touch of a button ensure a healthy alternation between sitting and standing work. Ergonomic swivel chairs protect the back and simulate the natural movement of humans using sports science technology. And the bright orange of the new acoustic walls provides an extra dose of good mood.
23 October 2018
In the beautiful state capital Dresden, our Q.Event celebrated the beginning of our autumn events. Dr. Benedikt Sommerhoff explained to our participants how important networking and targeted communication are for quality management. In this regard, we presented the new products of our Babtec.Q software. The visit to the “Verkehrsmuseum“ completed the afternoon and provided room for networking. We are looking forward to the next Q.Event with you!
Support at Babtec: A Direct Line to Babtec Customers
18 October 2018
In order to ensure reliable and competent support even with a rapidly growing number of customers, our support team has been completely restructured. In an interview, Martin Büschel, Head of Support at Babtec, explains how the reorganization has affected employees and customers.
Apprenticeship at Babtec 2019
17 October 2018
Organization artists and number crunchers – attention! Looking for an exciting apprenticeship at a state-of-the-art software company? Next summer, Babtec will once again offer apprenticeships as an office management clerk, IT system clerk or IT specialist for system integration in Wuppertal und Villingen-Schwenningen. Apply now at our career website.
Step by step to more life quality – Walk it!
04 October 2018
As avowed fans of movement and sport, we were part of the big “Geht-doch” day, initiated by ‘Wuppervital’ on October 3rd, 2018. At our Vital & Orange bar on the Babtec grounds, the starting point of different walking routes, the numerous participants got refreshed after their walk with a delicious vital drink. As a bonus, the practical Babtec tube wipe provided the extra dose of motivation. So the Wupp-Contest ended with a lot of good humor for all walkers - and with a big step into a healthier life!
Automotive Pitch 2018
28 September 2018
Tuesday, at the Automotive Pitch at Riedel Communications in Wuppertal, national as well as international startups had the chance to present innovative, disruptive ideas to decision-makers of the automotive sector. Babtec, alongside with other companies in the area, supported and sponsored the Pitch. The motto: With innovation to higher quality! (Photo: Till Brühne)
DGQ Quality Day in Nuremberg
26 September 2018
On November 6, it’s going to be “Intensive. Interactive. Creative." Exciting lectures and workshops on the latest developments in quality management await you at the fifth DGQ Quality Day in Nuremberg. Visionary insights into the Q world will be provided with a joint presentation by Benedikt Sommerhoff from the German Society for Quality and Michael Flunkert from Babtec. Register here now.
Babtec at Wuppertal's apprenticeship exchange
24 September 2018
Future planning with quality. Last Thursday, at the 28th apprenticeship exchange at the „Historische Stadthalle“ Wuppertal, many young people were able to convince themselves of this. For one day, our team advised potential apprentices on business and technical apprenticeships at Babtec. In summery temperatures, they were delighted with exciting insights into the contents of our training and small gifts such as our dextrose cube.
Trail Tour 2018
20 September 2018
"It occurred to me while I was cycling." The fact that moving in the fresh air stimulates creativity was no secret to Albert Einstein, who – according to him – developed his theory of relativity while he was cycling. That’s why we told ourselves: into the saddle! During our annual trail tour in the most beautiful sunshine, one or the other creative thought flew by with the wind. It has certainly strengthened our team spirit, as much as the subsequent barbecue in the Babtec-yard invited to interesting conversations. Babtec = performance x team².
5th Duck Race in Wuppertal
19 September 2018
Forget about Batman, we proudly present: the new generation of superduck, of course from Babtec! Our racing duck with the flowing cape took part in the Wuppertaler Duck Race on Saturday and made it, competent as usual, to the finish. As part of the Junior Uni’s summer festival, the “Hilfswerk des Lions Club Wuppertal Schwebebahn e.V.” let the ducks out for the fifth time. The proceeds will benefit Wuppertal’s non-profit organisations. Such a nice DuckTale.
Charity Regatta "Düsseldorf am Ruder"
06 September 2018
When it comes to health, we're all sitting in one boat. The joy of sport and social commitment was combined by our Babtecians last weekend at the charity rowing regatta "Düsseldorf am Ruder für Menschen mit Krebs". Our two men's teams and the mixed team kept time with rowing in their Babtec Q.Boats. The proceeds of the regatta go to the non-profit cancer society NRW. We would like to thank the three Babtec teams and all other participants for their sporty and social commitment!
From the cloud directly onto the runway!
05 September 2018
At the second DHL Airport Night Run, the Babtec team once again demonstrated its sporting spirit. Together with almost 2,300 runners, our Austrian crew was on board. For five kilometers, it went around the runway of the blue danube airport in Linz. Over and out.
21 June 2018
Again this year, the excursion weeks offered students of the University of Wuppertal interesting insights into the professional world. We also opened our doors and enjoyed a very interesting exchange. You want to know more about the career opportunities at Babtec, too? Then have a look here.
Local Career Opportunities
23 May 2018
We have been part of the Recruiting Day 2018 and are very happy about the exciting exchange with the students at the Bergische University of Wuppertal. If you want to know more about our career opportunities, have a look here.
Babtec at the Control 2018
30 April 2018
We had an exciting and worthwhile week at Control, the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance in Stuttgart. On the four days of the fair, the Babtec booth was fuller than ever and there were many interesting discussions. The daily live presentations and other highlights put the New Quality in the limelight this year. Thank you for a great fair!
Wuppertalaktiv visits Babtec
18 April 2018
We were very happy to host the annual general meeting of Wuppertalaktiv. It was a successful event in a relaxed atmosphere. We congratulate the newly elected members of the program committee and wish the association great projects and good luck for the future!
Finding the job love of your live
09 March 2018
That's what the Bergisches Bewerberdating was about. We participated and introduced our available training opportunities.
08 March 2018
At the football table in a cool atmosphere you could find all information about job training at Babtec. We participated the "jobs for future" fair in VS-Schwenningen!
Q.Infotag in Nürnberg
07 March 2018
Well-founded lectures and testimonials from users were presented to the participants at Q.Infotag in Nürnberg. Afterwards we invited them to an impressive tour of the merks motor museum.
For Cooperation that Promotes Quality
27 February 2018
The new software solutions from Babtec revolve around optimized cooperation between customers and suppliers. In addition, a product for managing employee qualifications will be presented at Control.
Babtec hosted the IT industry meeting
15 December 2017
At the invitation of Wuppertal mayor Andreas Mucke, IT companies from the region met last Tuesday for a joint exchange. We were very pleased that we were allowed to host this interesting evening.
Babtec sponsors scholarship for student
23 November 2017
We support a talented student with a German scholarship: Sebastian Fack is studying quality engineering in the Master's degree program at the University of Wuppertal and, due to his good peformance, has qualified for one of the coveted scholarships. During his visit to our company, Mr. Fack has officially received his scholarship certificate. We sincerely congratulate Mr. Fack and will gladly accompany him on his further way at the university.
Study Information Day in Villingen-Schwenningen
22 November 2017
We have been at the Study Information Day of the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen and had many interesting discussions.
You want to combine studies and work in a dual study as well? Please get in touch with us!
Luminous runners at the Fackellauf
8 November 2017
As the largest team of runners we participated in the Wuppertaler Fackellauf. Many small torches framed the track and showed the runners the way. After everyone had successfully passed the finish line, we were rewarded with delicious punch and a traditional Weckmann. The proceeds of the event will benefit facilities for the fight against child poverty.
Employees are committed to the quality of life of children
19 October 2017
The “Quality and Life” initiative is committed to the quality of life for children: this year, the association founded by Babtec employees provides 12 additional facilities in Wuppertal, Villingen-Schwenningen and Dresden with the great Learning-Fun-Package. The package promotes language competence and a careful introduction to the IT world.
Babtec inaugurates first Vital-Point in Wuppertal
27 September 2017
In wonderful sunshine, we have inaugurated the first Vital-Point in Wuppertal! Together with Wuppervital we celebrated on the Nordbahntrasse at Loh station with a delicious vital orange drink.
Commitment for the Next Generation
20 September 2017
If you are growing as continuously as we do, you have to take care of tomorrow's experts at an early stage. That is why we were at the 27th Wuppertal Apprenticeship Exchange and answered the questions of the young people. For a whole day, our employees provided information on the jobs at Babtec in the town hall of Wuppertal.
Babtec on board for a good cause
2 September 2017
Ahoy! For the benefit of the cancer society of North Rhine-Westphalia, our employees got into the rowing boat. As part of the charity regatta “Düsseldorf am Ruder”, we started with our two Q.Boats. Our team delivered a great performance and reached the fourth place in the category "Mixed"!
Participant record at the Babtec bicycle tour
31 August 2017
More than 60 employees participated in this year's Babtec bicycle tour in Wuppertal. Halfway through we could strengthen ourselves with cool drinks and delicious ice cream. Afterwards a barbecue in front of our headquarters presented the end of a great day with good weather and best mood.
Impressive results at the town run in Villingen-Schwenningen
25 July 2017
Great success at the run in Villingen-Schwenningen: Our 15 runners in the Babtec-shirt ran impressive 96 laps, which makes a total of 211 kilometres! In keeping with the motto of "constantly helping", the Volksbank donated 1 € per round to support social projects. On this day 18,932 € came together with 15,888 rounds.
Babtec at the opening of the main road in Wuppertal
17 July 2017
Finally, the traffic is flowing again on the B7, the main road in Wuppertal, that was closed for construction for almost three years. As a sponsor we supported the great opening ceremony. It offered many highlights to the visitors.
Photo: © Andreas Fischer
“Schwebebahn” Race 2017 in Wuppertal: Babtec team with 55 runners
2 July 2017
A total of 55 runners came to the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (famous overhead railway) race in 2017 to run the almost five kilometres. Great support came from the cheering colleagues at the edge of the course. After everyone had successfully completed the run, a prize-winning ceremony was held in the Babtec tent with great prizes for the fastest runners. A great experience for the entire Babtec team!
Event “Q.Infotag“ in Dortmund
29 June 2017
Kick-off for the Q.Infotag in Dortmund! Just like our CAQ software, the event location at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK is special. Here, the participants learn how to use Babtec.Q to efficiently organize their quality processes.
Visit of the Business Juniors Wuppertal
26 June 2017
We are pleased that the Business Juniors Wuppertal were our guests! Exciting topics from the working groups and an active lecture by Alfred Honermann from WUPPERVITAL were on the agenda.
Quality Forum 2017
23 June 2017
We were present at the “Bergisches Quality Forum” 2017 at Delphi Deutschland GmbH! Among other things, discussions were held on issues such as automated driving and industry 4.0
Babtec Develops its Headquarters in Wuppertal
14 June 2017
Software provider Babtec continues to grow: The company bolsters its Wuppertal offices with new office space at its Clausenstrasse premises. 30 new work stations have been set up in these modern offices, designed for creative working.
A Glimpse into the Future – the Experts’ Response to the Trends in QM
2 June 2017
The new Q.Magazine is here. The new edition’s main article is “The End of the Top 50 – Total Supplier Management”, an interview with Professor Robert Dust, endowed Professor of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). This is rounded out with further contributions from experts on the topics of quality and ensuring legal protection throughout the supply chain.
FMEA and Thinking Heads for the Green Lion
21 May 2017
The Formula Student race on the Hockenheimring is by no means a soapbox derby. You can see Formula 1 standard high-tech here. Under the leadership of Professor and Doctor of Engineering Peter Gust, tech-mad students from all subject areas come together here every year to develop a carbon racer with professional ambitions.
Quality Supply Chain Provides Competitive Advantages
28 March 2017
Globalization, individualization and digitalization place increasing pressure on the supply chain and the companies involved in it. The quality of products and processes plays a significant role in this. Therefore, software provider Babtec focuses on quality management within the supply chain in order to connect its participants via a “Quality Supply Chain”.
2nd Warranty Management Day in Geisenheim
14 October 2016
Increasing numbers of recalls burden manufacturers and suppliers with extremely high costs, especially in the automotive sector. 70 participants met during the 2nd Warranty Management Day in Geisenheim for a lively exchange of ideas about questions concerning warranty coverage and to discuss new approaches.
New Software Module for Warranty Management
22 December 2015
Collecting and analyzing field data are the main tasks of an effective warranty management. Professor Stefan Bracke from the University of Wuppertal is convinced of this. He and his team have supported the CAQ provider Babtec with the development of a new software for the analysis of field data.
The 7 Capital Sins of Quality Management
16 November 2015
Introducing a quality management system is no easy feat. Something frequently goes wrong before any success stories are written. At a presentation, the CAQ provider Babtec reported on the seven capital sins of quality management – and how to avoid them.
See what's going on immediately
12 May 2015
Key figures are essential control tools for companies. They use them to get accurate evaluations of their performance and increase their awareness of risks and opportunities. Babtec's new Quality Cockpit software tool brings together all the most important key figures on the screen, in one compact overview.
Maintenance – a case for quality management
12 February 2015
Only when all machines are operating flawlessly is it possible for companies to successfully produce quality. For this reason, the implementation of a state-of-the-art maintenance strategy is a central component of an efficient quality management system. The comprehensive QM software Babtec.Q now supports preventive maintenance according to standards with a separate module.
20 years of software for quality
29 January 2015
The success story of Babtec GmbH starts in 1994 in a small office in Solingen. Twenty years later, the company with its more than 120 employees that is now developing software for quality management in Wuppertal is one of the giants of the industry. The twentieth jubilee was celebrated on December 19, 2014 at Barmer Bahnhof.
Babtec.Q for the sweet dispenser that became a world-wide cult phenomenon
13 June 2013
Who doesn’t know those unique sweet dispensers with the heads of cartoon characters, mechanical marvels designed to be thumbed into action just like a cigarette lighter? Austria-based PEZ International GmbH makes production processes more secure by deploying CAQ software by Babtec.
New Babtec Branch Office in Dresden
16 May 2013
In April 2013 Babtec instituted a new branch office in Dresden. The new Eastern Germany Branch provides extended on-site care to Babtec users in eastern and central Germany. In addition, the CAQ specialist will use the office to establish a stronger market presence in Eastern Europe.
Release 6.4: BabtecCAQ becomes Babtec.Q
08 May 2013
Babtec's software solutions now have a new name – BabtecCAQ has become Babtec.Q. And it now provides leading-edge audit management functions: its new offline audit tool enables audits to be carried out on the move.