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Herforder Werkstätten GmbH (2020)
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia
As a commercial enterprise, Herforder Werkstätten is a recognized partner of domestic economy. With more than 700 employees at currently six locations, the company is active in many markets in the field of metal working, wood processing, industrial and electrical installation, packaging / picking, laser engraving, gardening and lettershop.
In addition, Herforder Werkstätten GmbH operates the integration company MGS Herford GmbH and holds a 50 % share in the business of the integration company Catering & mehr GmbH in Bielefeld Oldentrup.
The all in all wide product range results from orientation towards the region dominated by mid-sized companies, own products developed from creativity, but also from diversity of job offers provided to people with disabilities according to their interests and capabilities.
For all people, work is a source of self-affirmation, social contacts and integration into society. Therefore, participation in working life is one of the core activities of Herforder Werkstätten. Via integration into the world of work we facilitate integration of handicapped people into the society.
We enable employees of our workshops to develop, increase or regain capability for achieving appropriate remuneration. Rehabilitation and integration of disabled people who due to the kind or severity of their disability are not (or not yet again) able to be active on the general job market is the social mission of Herforder Werkstätten GmbH.
Continuous further development of adequate job offers has been enabling offering even jobs in production and refinement of own products since 2012.
A part of these job offers comprises the social and sustainable production of promotional articles and utility items such as for example barbecue tongs, deck chairs, wooden postcards and wooden boxes for presenting products on offer.
Thanks to the holistic production process of own products where it is dealt with from their development via production up to commercialization, affiliation at the working process and the success achieved together is an important component of professional rehabilitation.
Moreover, this reveals high significance in integration. The scope of offer is upgraded by cooperation between different departments, intensive cooperation of skilled workers for professional integration and participants of the rehabilitation process.
Apart from integrative objectives of the company we attach great importance to sustainability and possible upcycling of reusable products in the field of product development.
Here we pay special emphasis on sustainability and physical proximity of producers and suppliers already when selecting and purchasing materials needed. Thanks to participation in a home-wood project we can even guarantee purchasing wood from home forests for a part of our products, which is subsequently processed in local sawmills. A further part of products is made by upcycling transport containers while focusing on the importance of saving raw material resources.
By means of processing preferably regional raw materials, cooperation with suppliers in close proximity and thereby minimization of logistics routes we intend a contribution to efforts against climate change and nature protection.
For Herforder Werkstätten, social and sustainable production has high priority which will also be the way to success for the further development of the company and for future projects.