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On 28th November 2019, students of the international master programs Automotive Mechatronics & Management (AMM) and Innovation & Product Management (IPM) were invited to the headquarter of MIBA Sinter Group located in Vorchdorf (Austria).



The Miba Sinter Group is the technology leader in powder metallurgy applications and produces a wide variety of automotive components related to the body, chassis, pumps and e-drive.

In the course of a comprehensive presentation of the CTO of MIBA Sinter the students got informative insights into the strategy and organization of MIBA Sinter in general and into the product range of the group as well. The range of products includes steering system parts, components for variable oil pumps and special applications in the e-drive area. In this context the students learned that leading car producers and automotive suppliers worldwide rely on the know-how in product development and design for engines, transmissions and steering systems as well as for electrification. The Vorchdorf site is Miba Sinter Group’s competence center for research and development and one of the largest production site as well. During a guided tour through this location, the entire production processes were experienced first hand. At the end of the tour the students were kindly invited for lunch and had the chance to speak with Mag. Nörpel (Head of Human Capital) and Mag. (FH) Barbara Löffler (Human Capital Operations Manager) about working for MIBA within the master´s degree programs AMM and IPM.

“This perfectly organized field trip sensitized the students to the major challenges and changes in the automotive industry and also gave precious insights into the development and production processes of a world market leader. On behalf of all AMM and IPM students, I would like to thank MIBA and especially Ms. Löffler and Mr. Nörpel for this day and the hospitality", AMM head of studies, Dr. Kurt Gaubinger sums up this day.

Mr.Nörpel and Mr.Gaubinger (far left); Ms.Löffler (far right). Source: Kurt Gaubinger