May we introduce ourselves?

This site is about us. As a company and as a team:
On this page you will learn more about our values, motivations as well as our history.
Our team will be introduced as well.

B&W Engineering

The Better Way.

Work.

Life.

Balance.

Product development with the mindset of tomorrow
for the sustainable solutions of the future.

A work culture that feels good and connects.

The basis of constant development.

B&W Engineering

The better way.

Work.

Product development with the mindset of tomorrow
for the sustainable solutions of the future.

 

Life.

A work culture that feels good and connects.

 

Balance.

The basis of constant development.

 

We are…

…conscious shapers of the future:
When it comes to the next generation of your projects, development must be ready-to-market and sustainable.
Innovation and sustainability.
That’s who we are.

 

We live..

…continuous development and self-motivation:
We believe in continuous improvement through openness to new things and cultivate the curiosity of all employees to expand their knowledge and make this knowledge available in our company.

…proactive co-thinkers:
When it comes to cooperation, you need a responsible partner who understands your needs and priorities and adds a personal touch to the cooperation. Competence and accessibility. That’s who we are.

…passionate perspective openers:
When it comes to product development, you need someone who understands this with a holistic approach. Quality and system. That’s who we are.

collegiality and flexibility:
Our team spirit is what sets us apart. We support each other and gain so a synergy of agility and flexibility. We then use these for our customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

We are…

…conscious shapers of the future:
When it comes to the next generation of your projects, development must be ready-to-market and sustainable.
Innovation and sustainability.
That’s who we are.

…proactive co-thinkers:
When it comes to cooperation, you need a responsible partner who understands your needs and priorities and adds a personal touch to the cooperation. Competence and accessibility. That’s who we are.

…passionate perspective openers:
When it comes to product development, you need someone who understands this with a holistic approach. Quality and system. That’s who we are.

 

We live..

…continuous development and self-motivation:
We believe in continuous improvement through openness to new things and cultivate the curiosity of all employees to expand their knowledge and make this knowledge available in our company.

collegiality and flexibility:
Our team spirit is what sets us apart. We support each other and gain so a synergy of agility and flexibility. We then use these for our customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We develop the products of the future with the highest standards of quality and customer orientation in order to master the challenges ahead.

– that is our mission.

We develop the products of the future with the highest standards of quality and customer orientation in order to master the challenges ahead.

– that is our mission.

Meet the team!

Who translates our values into action?

Meet the team!

Who translates our values into action?

Management

Division Management

Mentors

Experts

Sven Siefert

Sven Siefert

Management

“As Managing Director, I strive for continuity and balance. I am proud that work-life balance is lived at our company and serves as fuel for success. I would like to develop this mentality further and actively encourage and support my colleagues.”

Joachim Schütz

Joachim Schütz

Management

“Reliability is very important to me both as a service provider and as a private person. Considering this, I would like to create an atmosphere with our employees in which we actively listen to each other and count on each other. This way our customers can rely on us as a strong partner as well.”

Michael Rauscher

Michael Rauscher

Branch Manager

“Our customers appreciate us for thinking along with them and thinking ahead. That we don’t just fix problems, but bring ideas and improve systems. This opportunity to be proactive is what moves B&W and I like being a part of it.”

André Gasko

André Gasko

Branch Manager

“As a good service provider, we want to deliver the best quality to our customers. Quality has quite many building blocks. I really enjoy working in Team-B&W, where a great many of these facets are understood and strived for. In-house as well as externally.”

Marianne Pop

Marianne Pop

Medical Technology

“I like my life to be colorful and variegated. The B&W project world is super varied, and in my job as a systems engineer, I particularly enjoy supervising the different subsections. My position as a division manager also includes tasks such as resource planning and personnel responsibility. Yes, it’s a lot, but in a good team it’s all the more fun!”

Martin Fischbach

Martin Fischbach

Medical Technology

“For me, it is particularly important that we develop responsibly. In medical technology, standing behind one’s own development means the best basis for quality. In my role as division manager, I can also communicate this mindset to the customer, as well as within the team.”

Stefan Schiefelbein

Stefan Schiefelbein

Equipment technology

“For me, innovation in product development is synonymous with progress and improvement! I am particularly proud that our customers appreciate us for our creativity and visionary ideas. It shows me that we have not made them an empty promise.”

Yvonne Fischbach

Yvonne Fischbach

Equipment technology

“Future orientation and sustainability are important to me in our development of innovative products and in the methods we use. But beyond that, an atmosphere that promotes performance, manners at eye level, a work culture of give and take are also very important. Trust can be built on these. With trust, you shape the future.”

Gabi Oesterlein

Gabi Oesterlein

Product designer

“I have been following B&W’s development since the beginning. I am happy to see that the fundamental idea of the company and the values that the first B&W employees laid as the basis of the company culture are still being lived after 35 years. That’s a particularly nice way of sharing.”

Thomas Apfel

Thomas Apfel

Account Manager

“Knowledge within a company is a dynamic system. From the very beginning, B&W has placed great emphasis on making this system accessible to all colleagues. Accordingly, we cultivate an open question culture and shape togetherness at B&W so that nothing gets in the way of these synergies.”

Steffen Franke

Steffen Franke

Account Manager

“In order to act in a future-oriented manner, you should also look back into the past and take important things with you: Long-standing customer relationships serve as a bridge to the future. The trust that our existing customers place in us is a valuable asset. Passing on the mindset that this asset is highly valued and nurtured is our responsibility. Both for our customers and for us.”

Juergen Braun

Juergen Braun

Quality Manager

“Our customers judge us by the quality of our performance. It is very important to us to keep this high throughout. To achieve this, processes and knowledge are passed on. It’s even more important to proceed with this quality oriented mindset so that we always a tad better quality deliver than the customer expects.”

Jonas Schierle

Jonas Schierle

Measurement laboratory

“In the area of testing engineering and test bench development, we often have to deal with requirements that are very specific to the customer and the product. I’m particularly pleased that our customers appreciate B&W not only for its expertise, but also for its customer focus and customized solutions.”

Lea Beck

Lea Beck

Systems Engineering

“I like to use the example of zooming to illustrate systems development: you go into a bird’s eye view to look at a bigger picture, a system, and then switch to ‘macro’ to get at the challenges in detail. I really enjoy this dynamic and breadth, and I’m pleased to be able to generate added value for customers as a result.”

Matthias Martin

Matthias Martin

Software development

“Software development is the kind of creative work that turns devices into actual useful companions in our lives. With a bit of exaggeration, it’s like developing the brain of the device. What I enjoy most about it is the care taken to arrange ‘neurocells’ into functional chains for a specific purpose, and the variety of ways these chains can be used.”

Felix Weiß

Felix Weiß

Simulation

“What really excites me about simulation is that you do a kind of ‘prediction.’ With the help of realistic, digital mapping of overall systems, we can prevent negative events or reinforce positive ones. This proactive way of working gives you the good feeling of being one step ahead. For development in general, it offers a lot of opportunities.”

Management

Division Management

Mentors

Experts

Sven Siefert

Sven Siefert

Management

“As Managing Director, I strive for continuity and balance. I am proud that work-life balance is lived at our company and serves as fuel for success. I would like to develop this mentality further and actively encourage and support my colleagues.”

Joachim Schütz

Joachim Schütz

Management

“Reliability is very important to me both as a service provider and as a private person. Considering this, I would like to create an atmosphere with our employees in which we actively listen to each other and count on each other. This way our customers can rely on us as a strong partner as well.”

Michael Rauscher

Michael Rauscher

Branch Manager

“Our customers appreciate us for thinking along with them and thinking ahead. That we don’t just fix problems, but bring ideas and improve systems. This opportunity to be proactive is what moves B&W and I like being a part of it.”

André Gasko

André Gasko

Branch Manager

“As a good service provider, we want to deliver the best quality to our customers. Quality has quite many building blocks. I really enjoy working in Team-B&W, where a great many of these facets are understood and strived for. In-house as well as externally.”

Marianne Pop

Marianne Pop

Medical Technology

“I like my life to be colorful and variegated. The B&W project world is super varied, and in my job as a systems engineer, I particularly enjoy supervising the different subsections. My position as a division manager also includes tasks such as resource planning and personnel responsibility. Yes, it’s a lot, but in a good team it’s all the more fun!”

Martin Fischbach

Martin Fischbach

Medical Technology

“For me, it is particularly important that we develop responsibly. In medical technology, standing behind one’s own development means the best basis for quality. In my role as division manager, I can also communicate this mindset to the customer, as well as within the team.”

Stefan Schiefelbein

Stefan Schiefelbein

Equipment technology

“Innovation in product development is a requirement but not necessarily a given fact! I am particularly proud that our customers appreciate us for our creativity and thinking along with them. It says that we have not made them an empty promise.”

Yvonne Fischbach

Yvonne Fischbach

Equipment technology

“Future orientation and sustainability are important to me in our development of innovative products and in the methods we use. But beyond that, an atmosphere that promotes performance, manners at eye level, a work culture of give and take are also very important. Trust can be built on these. With trust, you shape the future.”

Gabi Oesterlein

Gabi Oesterlein

Product designer

“I have been following B&W’s development since the beginning. I am happy to see that the fundamental idea of the company and the values that the first B&W employees laid as the basis of the company culture are still being lived after 35 years. That’s a particularly nice way of sharing.”

Thomas Apfel

Thomas Apfel

Account Manager

“Knowledge within a company is a dynamic system. From the very beginning, B&W has placed great emphasis on making this system accessible to all colleagues. Accordingly, we cultivate an open question culture and shape togetherness at B&W so that nothing gets in the way of these synergies.”

Steffen Franke

Steffen Franke

Account Manager

“In order to act in a future-oriented manner, you should also look back into the past and take important things with you: Long-standing customer relationships serve as a bridge to the future. The trust that our existing customers place in us is a valuable asset. Passing on the mindset that this asset is highly valued and nurtured is our responsibility. Both for our customers and for us.”

Juergen Braun

Juergen Braun

Quality Manager

“Our customers judge us by the quality of our performance. It is very important to us to keep this high throughout. To achieve this, processes and knowledge are passed on. It’s even more important to proceed with this quality oriented mindset so that we always a tad better quality deliver than the customer expects.”

Jonas Schierle

Jonas Schierle

Measurement laboratory

“In the field of testing engineering and test bench development, we often have to deal with requirements that are very specific to the customer and the product. I’m particularly pleased that our customers appreciate B&W not only for its expertise, but also for its customer focus and customized solutions.”

Lea Beck

Lea Beck

Systems Engineering

“I like to use the example of zooming to illustrate systems development: you go into a bird’s eye view to look at a bigger picture, a system, and then switch to ‘macro’ to get at the challenges in detail. I really enjoy this dynamic and breadth, and I’m pleased to be able to generate added value for customers as a result.”

Matthias Martin

Matthias Martin

Software development

“Software development is the kind of creative work that turns devices into actual useful companions in our lives. With a bit of exaggeration, it’s like developing the brain of the device. What I enjoy most about it is the care taken to arrange ‘neurocells’ into functional chains for a specific purpose, and the variety of ways these chains can be used.”

Felix Weiß

Felix Weiß

Simulation

“What really excites me about simulation is that you do a kind of ‘prediction.’ With the help of realistic, digital mapping of overall systems, we can prevent negative events or reinforce positive ones. This proactive way of working gives you the good feeling of being one step ahead. For development in general, it offers a lot of opportunities.”

Leadership

Areas

Mentors

Experts

Sven Siefert

Management

“As Managing Director, I strive for continuity and balance. I am proud that work-life balance is lived at our company and serves as fuel for success. I would like to develop this mentality further and actively encourage and support my colleagues.”

Joachim Schütz

Management

“Reliability is very important to me both as a service provider and as a private person. Considering this, I would like to create an atmosphere with our employees in which we actively listen to each other and count on each other. This way our customers can rely on us as a strong partner as well.”

Michael Rauscher

Branch Manager

“Our customers appreciate us for thinking along with them and thinking ahead. That we don’t just fix problems, but bring ideas and improve systems. This opportunity to be proactive is what moves B&W and I like being a part of it.”

André Gasko

Branch Manager

“As a good service provider, we want to deliver the best quality to our customers. Quality has quite many building blocks. I really enjoy working in Team-B&W, where a great many of these facets are understood and strived for. In-house as well as externally.”

Marianne Pop

Medical Technology

“I like my life to be colorful and variegated. The B&W project world is super varied, and in my job as a systems engineer, I particularly enjoy supervising the different subsections. My position as a division manager also includes tasks such as resource planning and personnel responsibility. Yes, it’s a lot, but in a good team it’s all the more fun!”

Martin Fischbach

Medical Technology

“For me, it is particularly important that we develop responsibly. In medical technology, standing behind one’s own development means the best basis for quality. In my role as division manager, I can also communicate this mindset to the customer, as well as within the team.”

Stefan Schiefelbein

Equipment technology

“Innovation in product development is a requirement but not necessarily a given fact! I am particularly proud that our customers appreciate us for our creativity and thinking along with them. It says that we have not made them an empty promise.”

Yvonne Fischbach

Equipment technology

“Future orientation and sustainability are important to me in our development of innovative products and in the methods we use. But beyond that, an atmosphere that promotes performance, manners at eye level, a work culture of give and take are also very important. Trust can be built on these. With trust, you shape the future.”

Gabi Oesterlein

Product designer

“I have been following B&W’s development since the beginning. I am happy to see that the fundamental idea of the company and the values that the first B&W employees laid as the basis of the company culture are still being lived after 35 years. That’s a particularly nice way of sharing.”

Thomas Apfel

Account Manager

“Knowledge within a company is a dynamic system. From the very beginning, B&W has placed great emphasis on making this system accessible to all colleagues. Accordingly, we cultivate an open question culture and shape togetherness at B&W so that nothing gets in the way of these synergies.”

Steffen Franke

Account Manager

“In order to act in a future-oriented manner, you should also look back into the past and take important things with you: Long-standing customer relationships serve as a bridge to the future. The trust that our existing customers place in us is a valuable asset. Passing on the mindset that this asset is highly valued and nurtured is our responsibility. Both for our customers and for us.”

Juergen Braun

Quality Manager

“Our customers judge us by the quality of our performance. It is very important to us to keep this high throughout. To achieve this, processes and knowledge are passed on. It’s even more important to proceed with this quality oriented mindset so that we always a tad better quality deliver than the customer expects.”

Jonas Schierle

Measurement laboratory

“In the field of test engineering and test bench development, we often have to deal with very product- and customer-specific requirements. I’m particularly pleased that our customers appreciate B&W not only for its expertise in the field, but also for its customer focus and ‘tailor-made’ solutions.”

Lea Beck

Systems Engineering

“I like to use the example of zooming to illustrate systems development: you go into a bird’s eye view to look at a bigger picture, a system, and then switch to ‘macro’ to get at the challenges in detail. I really enjoy this dynamic and breadth, and I’m pleased to be able to generate added value for customers as a result.”

Matthias Martin

Software development

“Software development is the kind of creative work that turns devices into actual useful companions in our lives. With a bit of exaggeration, it’s like developing the brain of the device. What I enjoy most about it is the care taken to arrange ‘neurocells’ into functional chains for a specific purpose, and the variety of ways these chains can be used.”

Felix Weiß

Simulation

“What really excites me about simulation is that you do a kind of ‘prediction.’ With the help of realistic, digital mapping of overall systems, we can prevent negative events or reinforce positive ones. This proactive way of working gives you the good feeling of being one step ahead. For development in general, it offers a lot of opportunities.”

Our history

How the team and B&W have evolved

Our history

How the team and B&W have evolved

In the course of time

April 1, 1987

Foundation

  • April 1, 1987, the birth of B&W. What Michael Blumenstein and Gerhard Wiegelmann had spun and planned over long evenings and weekends became reality. A company of their own. With a lot of euphoria and few customers, the first revenues were made. B&W’s original business idea was to help companies become more effective and expand their portfolios through computer applications in engineering. The latest technical tools and software were available, but our customers’ development departments had difficulty using them strategically and systematically in their day-to-day business. That’s why B&W offered them training, consulting and advisory service. Large automotive corporatins that have recognized the importance of digitization in engineering as pioneers, were our first customers.

 

  • The greatest recognition of our performance at that time was that more and more customers addressed B&W with passing on development tasks directly. They saw a new future for the cooperation if B&W would now also take over the ‘doing’ in addition to the consulting. To meet this customer request, the first developers and draftsmen were hired and the project-work at B&W had begun …to the satisfaction of both parties!
1993

The first B&W-team takes shape

  • Mr. Wiegelmann won a young and motivated group of friends from Gerlingen for the cause at that time. Already at this very beginning it became clear how much added value it brings to take on interesting tasks and then carry them out in a familiar and friendly atmosphere! This ‘core team’ of B&W contributed significantly to the first great successes and at the same time decisively shaped the working culture of B&W. We consider ourselves lucky that these colleagues are still working in the company and anchor the new generations to this spirit!
The first years

Mechanics development for automotive and power tools

  • In the early years, the contact with the Bosch Group had a strong impact on B&W’s service portfolio: We acted as an extended workbench for the automotive and power tools divisions and supported the ‘internals’ in mechanical development. In this cooperation, our basic values continued to develop: we consistently set a high standard for quality, were happy to take on responsibility and remained close to people. Our customers reciprocated all this with trust and a business relationship at eye level. This means a true win-win situation for us to this day!
1993

Entry into electronics development

  • Quite quickly, it became apparent to our customers that in addition to mechanics, development support in programming would also be important. Thanks to new, motivated employees, B&W succeeded in entering the field of software development (at that time focused on transmission control systems). The hardware followed shortly thereafter. Since then, we have been able to offer our customers complete product developments. And as a result, we bring in the mindset of “thinking in the system and thinking along”, for which our partners appreciate us to this day.
1996

Start in the Medical Technology

  • In addition to automotive and power tools, the company entered the field of medical technology, which is now the central business of the company. With this positioning, we want to emphasize that we consider it as our responsibility to develop products that contribute significantly to a higher quality of life for end users.
1997

More space for more performance! – Own buildings

  • Since 1997 we have been in our own buildings in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and thus had a good basis for building up a sample and test workshop as well as an electronics laboratory. These became necessary when our customers trusted us more and more on the subject of test bench construction, verification and validation and the orders in this area increased.
2008

Foundation of the Swiss branch

  • In medical technology, we found numerous new customers from Austria and Switzerland. So opening a new branch south of Stuttgart was the obvious choice. We were able to win Michael Rauscher as branch manager, who had also oriented himself spatially in this direction for private reasons. This is how the new subsidiary came into being: In 2008 we founded B&W Engineering Schweiz GmbH.
2011

Foundation of the Fulda branch

  • Having a presence in the center of Germany has become strategically increasingly important for us over the years. We considered partnerships with medium-sized companies (like we are) to be the best way to create synergies. Through our colleague Joachim Schütz, our attention was guided to the region of Fulda, his old hometown. A pleasant meeting of mutual interests! Joachim Schütz has taken the initiative to return to his old location and set up a new office for B&W. And so we founded the Fulda branch in 2011.
2013

Research projects

  • At the beginning of the 2010s, B&W could already look back on long-standing customer relationships in the automotive and medical technology sectors, numerous satisfied partners, established know-how and a dedicated workforce. All of this has enabled a rise to a new dimension of performance. An important element of this is the collaboration on research projects. And so did international and cross-corporational cooperations launch. We still use this opportunity today to expand our know-how and to keep our finger on the technical pulse.
    2015

    The subsidiary – B&W Embedded

    • At the beginning of 2015, we founded B&W Embedded Solutions GmbH to meet the qualitative and quantitative growth in the area of software. At the beginning of 2020, however, it became apparent that the disadvantages of two separate companies clearly outweighed the advantages, and B&W Embedded was merged with B&W Engineering. We returned to the ‘one-stop shop’ model with renewed vigor.
    2021

    Change in the management

    • In 2021, there was a generational change at B&W. Mr. Gerhard Wiegelmann, who led the company for 34 years, had decided to retire. We wish him all the best and thank him for his many years of commitment! Our new managing director is Mr. Sven Siefert, who has already proven his leadership skills as team leader, CTO and authorized signatory. Good luck – for us, together!
    2022

    Foundation of Munich branch

    • In the further development of B&W, it is important for us to be easily accessible for our customers. Locally as well as figuratively. It is equally important to us that the development of the company also harmonizes with the needs of the employees. We are proud that these two objectives will be met when our new branch opens in Munich in 2022. Our simulation expert André Gasko didn’t have to give up his life in Munich and we have the chance to gain a foothold in another major industrial city.
    2022

    Focus on equipment technology and medical technology

    • The last few years have shown significant changes in the market. It is therefore all the more important for us that our medical technology customers continue to appreciate, trust and recommend us! Furthermore from the established relationships in power tools, an innovative new division, the equipment technology, has emerged. Here we manage digitization projects and future-oriented topics under the umbrella term ‘Smart’.
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    Our future with you as a customer

    • We are pleased that you have finished reading our company history. It is even more gratifying if you have found events in the history that have aroused your sympathy. This is a sign of shared values. And we believe that good cooperation is built on shared thinking and mutual respect. Do we want to write the next step of our company history together?

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