Around 2800 people work at Neways. We focus on talent development and strive to strike a good balance between men and women and younger and older employees
Neways is at the heart of society – we provide modern electronic applications for companies in all kinds of sectors. We operate within the extensive and international network of our customers, suppliers and knowledge partners. The core of our company is the focus of our employees to deliver consistently high quality within that diversity.
We create electronic solutions – Do you?
Some of our colleagues are giving an insight to their tasks and the way of working at Neways.
When I started at Neways in 1980 as founder Gerard Meulensteen’s executive secretary, I was just nineteen. We worked from a house behind the business premises in Nuenen. My desk was in the kitchen, Gerard sat in the living room and the financial director had his office in the bedroom upstairs. As Gerard’s executive secretary, I was pretty much a Girl Friday, it really was a family business. When a bottleneck occurred in production, the company director also helped pack boxes. I have seen many changes in forty years, and have also grown with the company.
As the System Architect responsible for developing intelligent charging cables, I coordinated two projects to the batch production stage. During the course of this project, I was appointed team leader for the automotive team and am currently operational manager at the Neways Technologies facility in Erfurt.
I have been working as an HR manager at Neways Leeuwarden for a year and a half. I find it a really varied job. The nice thing about this subsidiary is that we combine our down-to-earth Frisian mentality with a readiness to consider new ideas.
We want to organise things properly here, so we explicitly look for new initiatives that improve our processes.
I have worked for Neways for three years now and switched from the industrial to the automotive sector here in Riesa one and a half years ago. Together with colleagues from Erfurt and the Netherlands, I am involved in developing two types of charging cable. Our partners assemble these cables for a number of major European car brands. We started the development work in 2013 and, in close consultation with our partners and end-customers, have now modified and improved the cable. This activity has resulted in several different end products over time, and production quantities are still growing.
I have been working at Neways for 20 years and I love my job. I have seen many changes in that time. Currently, I am a Senior Electronic Assembler and I coordinate a team of 30 colleagues. Every morning, I check the number of orders we have to process and I assign the work. We regularly produce hundreds of products every day.
As an Account Engineer, I have a wide-ranging job. I am the first point of call when a customer has technical questions or comments. As part of a Customer Focus Team, I visit the customer every Monday to discuss ongoing projects.