Kostwein Gruppe


Das Familienunternehmen besteht seit 90 Jahren und wird in der dritten Generation von Hans Kostwein, Heinz Kostwein und Ulrike Schrott-Kostwein geführt.

Lean in Europe Driving Competitiveness


Visit to Kostwein Maschinenbau GmbH


On 19 & 20 February 2014, 14 engineers from 9 EU Member-States attended the second Lean in Europe visit to Kostwein Maschinenbau GmbH, in Klagenfurt, Austria, organised under the EU-Japan Centre’s new Lean in Europe Driving Competitiveness initiative.


Following a preparatory lecture from Prof. Richard Keegan of Enterprise Ireland, the participants visited Kostwein’s machining hall & apprentice training area and then its assembly area. During the visit, Kostwein’s representatives explained how they implemented Lean and best practices principles in their company.


The visit proved to be very interesting for participants as evidenced by the many questions put to Kostwein’s representatives. The visit ended with a debriefing meeting during which participants’ shared suggestions and ideas.


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