Achim Burmeister: The high-tech company par excellence
Achim Burmeister looks back with great pleasure and appreciation on his audit work at ZEISS, a company he describes as "the high-tech company par excellence in Germany". When asked what he found most impressive, he has an immediate answer: "The innovative strength is exemplary, and for me as a person interested in technology, it is always fascinating to see what is technically feasible. The biggest highlight for me, among many others, is the lithography area of the SMT division - after all, we think in femtometers here (that's 10-15 meters!). Such innovative strength is inconceivable without appropriate structures; and so the integrated management system definitely plays a significant role in this technical and economic success."
According to Achim Burmeister, it was particularly nice to be able to look behind the scenes during the audits - be it in the planetarium, to be able to follow production or assembly in a clean room, or to be able to attend a demonstration of stereo light microscopy or electron microscopy: "The innovative strength of ZEISS can be felt everywhere here. This is also particularly evident in the awarding of Nobel Prizes in the natural sciences or medicine, where ZEISS products very often play an important role." Danny Schütz, who had his first assignment at ZEISS headquarters during the past three audit days as Achim Burmeister's successor, will be looking forward to it.
Loyalty and reliability
Manuel Lopez found words of praise for the successful partnership once again in the follwo-up of the event when he stated in response to a question from the author, "We at DQS - and me personally since 2018 as a key account manager for ZEISS in particular - we also appreciate above all the loyalty and close coordination with each other. It makes the planning of audits much easier when we have been working together in such a trusting manner for so long, and Mr. Schaffitzel in particular, my direct contact, takes a lot of work off our shoulders with his reliable and meticulous approach - for which I would like to take this opportunity to once again express my sincere thanks to Oberkochen!"
After so many positive voices, the hope, or rather the confidence, is growing that ZEISS and DQS will come together again in twenty years for a small celebration ...