Press release

Best apprentice of the year as machine and plant operator

Martón Turbucz honored for best degree among 70 trainees from all over Germany

Bergisch Gladbach
Nov 12, 2020

Martón Turbucz completed his training as a machine and plant operator at Zanders as the best of 70 apprentices from all over Germany. Turbucz received an award from the internationally renowned paper school in Gernsbach (Baden-Württemberg) for his extraordinary performance, which was also specially recognized by Zanders management. Mill Manager Markus Kaptain: “Many of our trainees have already achieved good and very good results; a top performance such as that of Martón Turbucz is of course even more outstanding. The future belongs to these committed young employees, and they are already actively shaping it today.” Turbucz will receive a fixed contract valid from 1 January 2021.

The paper school in Gernsbach is the leading training center for professions in the German speaking European paper industry. Paper technologists, among others, are also trained both at the school and in the respective companies. Martón Turbucz completed the theoretical part of the training with “very good” in most subjects and “good” in the others. Turbucz also passed the practical examination, which was held at Zanders on site for the first time, with top marks: he received 98 out of 100 points for the independent, fully-featured operation of a large winder; on this winder, the paper reels of paper machine 3 weighing up to 35 tons are cut into small rolls so that they can be further processed or sent to customers in the appropriate size. The conduction of the practical test is subject to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK): it was carried out by two examiners from the IHK Cologne.

Mike Richter, instructor for machine and plant operators at Zanders: “The training covers a wide range of theoretical and practical areas. You can only achieve an excellent degree with knowledge, talent and above all a great will. We are therefore very proud of Martón Turbucz, who was one of the most committed trainees over the entire two years. I am therefore all the more pleased that he will remain with Zanders as an employee.”

Zanders is currently looking for further new colleagues, including production staff, working students and trainees as paper technologists, mechatronics engineers, machine and plant operators. Detailed job descriptions are available at under “Career“.

Photo: Tobias Müller for Zanders

Martón Turbucz (front) was honored as the best trainee of the year as machine and plant operator and received a firm contract with Zanders. His extraordinary performance was especially honored by the management (from left): Training instructor Mike Richter, Personnel Manager Thomas Döring and Mill Manager Markus Kaptain.