Decision for a laser machine
AufBauWerk produces a wide range of high-quality products for interior and exterior decoration, such as wooden nativity scenes, felt products, greeting cards, jewellery, birdhouses, door signs or therapeutic teaching aids, right through to the order-related production of cut-to-size pieces, which are then sold in the company's own shops and the organised Christmas market.
The decision for the laser technology was made to offer an attractive training program for the young people. AufBauWerk's own understanding of producing high quality products goes hand in hand with the conviction that working on a technological machine, combined with appreciation, increases self-confidence and thus increases the probability of integration. But of course the pedagogical work is in the foreground.
Before the application with the laser, the products were painstakingly cut out with scissors or saws and usually reworked by hand for a long time. As in other social enterprises, the youths sat for days on end grinding or touching up the work. However, because AufBauWerk wanted to get away from this "occupational therapy", they gathered information, obtained offers and, for cost reasons, bought a laser engraving machine from China through a German dealer.