About Us

For over 40 years, Sander Automation GmbH has supplied transfer systems and automation solutions for a wide range of applications in the sheet metal and solid forming industry. Founded as a specialty branch within Sander Umformtechnik, the division has developed very quickly into a technology company within the field of forming technology.

  • Management

    Nicolas Erdrich

    "It is the enthusiasm for the small things that is driving us."

History

2020
Sander Automation develops the fully programmable NGT Transfer series. The products aim to reduce Total Cost of Ownership by 20% and Industry 4.0 features become a standard feature.
2016
Sander Automation newly develops the patented DSTG series. Thus, the number of strokes with the same gripper rail profiles increases by approx. 50%.
2015
The company moves into a new office building and its new production hall in Renchen-Ulm, directly next to the parent company Erdrich Umformtechnik.
2011
The transfer system THGV for use on smaller and faster running presses is newly developed and is used for double-column presses and C-frame presses in a stroke range of up to 200 1/min.
2010
Sander Automation opens its operation in North America as an independent company. The company's loyal customers include Magna, P&F, Multimatic, Inmetmatic, PWO, ABM, and Commercial Spring.
2006
The transfer system of the HST series designed for larger presses (bed sizes 4000 mm) is developed. This system is also ideal for retrofitting older presses with small side distances between uprights.
2003
Sander Automation operates as an independent company and moves into the new production facilities in Renchen.
1999-2003
More than 60 NC-transfer systems for both sheet metal and hot or warm forming are delivered.
1998
The newly developed and patented Sander NC-transfer system with swing arm technology is in great demand.
1989
Additional systems for solid forming are developed and manufactured. Now, all special demands for the warm and hot forming are taken into account.
1979
For the first time, small systems with a medium number of strokes up to 100 1/min are developed and manufactured in the parent company “Sander Umformtechnik” in Renchen-Ulm. These systems are used almost solely for sheet metal forming.

Compliance

Our sustainable corporate success is based, in particular, on reliable and dedicated employees. Sander is aware that it bears a great responsibility for its employees. Therefore, our management culture is based on the following shared values (you can also download the infographic here):

 

+ COMPLIANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
We align our business processes, actions, and decisions with legal principles and ethical values, particularly integrity and respect for human dignity, and promote fairness, transparency, responsible leadership, and trustworthy cooperation in all Erdrich companies and along supply chains. We also acknowledge our social responsibility and insist on sustainability and conservation of resources.
To comply with human rights and environmental due diligence requirements and to avoid violations made by our suppliers or us, we implement an operational risk management system within the Erdrich Group. This system also aims at identifying, preventing, eliminating, or minimizing human rights and environmental risks and violations of legal rights along our supply chains. The risk analyses are carried out regularly in the required areas. Furthermore, we will foster appropriate preventative measure in the Erdrich Group and supply chain. Such preventive measures will include, for instance, appropriate sourcing strategies and purchasing practices, training in relevant business areas, risk-based control measures, and mandatory compliance with employee and business partner codes of conduct.
The Compliance Officer at Erdrich is the point of contact for compliance with human rights and environmental due diligence requirements.
+ WE ABIDE BY OUR RULES.
Each of us must take responsibility for complying with all laws, rules, and standards of conduct that pertain to us and take responsibility for our misconduct.
+ WE REFRAIN FROM PROHIBITED BUSINESS PRACTICES.
We respect the rules of fair and open competition and do not enter into any agreements that unduly influence competition.
+ WE DO NOT INFLUENCE ANYONE AND DO NOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE INFLUENCED.
We compete for business exclusively through legal channels. Any form of corruption, bribery, corruptibility, theft, embezzlement or extortion is discouraged by us and prohibited. We avoid even the mere appearance of attempting to influence the business decisions of our business partners through unfair business practices.
+ NO DONATION WITHOUT APPROVAL.
Donations of money and goods for charitable and non-profit purposes are released and authorized exclusively by the board of directors.
+ SMALL GIFTS, SMALL TOKENS OF APPRECIATION AND INVITATIONS PRESERVE FRIENDSHIP.
We provide the possibility to exchange socially customary courtesies and appropriate tokens of appreciation that serve the partnership relationship. However, this must not lead to the assumption that we are susceptible and corruptible to personal gain, therefore we maintain some predetermined rules.
+ WE THINK GLOBALLY.
We respect and comply with all national and international regulations that restrict or prohibit the import, export, domestic trade of goods, technology or services, and the careful handling of minerals from conflict and high-risk areas.
+ WE DO NOT CONCEAL TRANSACTIONS.
We support the international fight against money laundering and take our legal obligations very seriously.
+ WE FOCUS ON FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Environmental protection and the careful use of natural resources are a high priority for us. We comply with the applicable environmental protection standards and laws. We also ensure that we responsibly use resources such as water, electricity and paper in our daily work.
+ WE CULTIVATE OPEN-MINDED, TRUSTING AND FAIR DEALINGS WITH EACH OTHER.
Problems, conflicts and undesirable developments can be addressed openly by everyone and any concerns or issues can be freely conveyed. We quickly resolve any confusion and deal with latent or open conflicts swiftly.
+ WE DEMONSTRATE APPRECIATION AND RESPECT TO EVERYONE.
As we all have differing suggestions, Erdrich must consistently ensure that everyone arrives at solutions with pride, while all feel that they are being taken seriously.
+ WE RELY ON EACH OTHER BECAUSE EACH OF US WORKS WITH DISCIPLINE.
For the success of the company, we must be fully committed and dedicated. Moreover, as Erdrich team members, we must contribute 100% while not sitting back and relaxing at the expense of others.
+ WE PROVIDE INFORMATION QUICKLY AND TRANSPARENTLY.
Individual employees learn what they need to know to perform their tasks directly, clearly and not by chance.
+ WE TAKE TIME FOR EACH OTHER.
We always take the time to listen. Every concern has the equal priority for us.
+ SAFETY COMES FIRST.
We ensure a safe workplace through occupational health and safety.
+ WE PROMOTE YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT LOSING SIGHT OF YOUR PRIVATE LIFE.
We invest in your qualifications and emphasize the importance of work-life balance.
+ WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
Operational and business secrets are one of our most valuable assets. Therefore, we are committed to maintaining confidentiality about operational and business secrets and other internal issues and personal information about each of us, our customers, business partners, and suppliers.
+ WE READILY ACCEPT PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY ARE.
Diversity is crucial to the company's success as a global player. Therefore, we do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying or stalking of any kind. We are dedicated to equal treatment and equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnic or social origin or status, gender, color, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics or assets.
+ EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY MANAGERS, SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE.
Not only is this applicable to the big things in life, but little things as well.

 

Whistleblower System

Quality, legal compliance and integrity are the indispensable principles of our daily work. As a customer, supplier, and partner, you can expect our actions to be guided by universally accepted social values and governed by legal frameworks and our corporate policies. If, despite our efforts, for some reason, the applicable regulations are not (yet) complied with, or at least not fully complied with, in our business environment, we will strive to establish compliance immediately. If you have any indications of a legal violation, in particular a violation of human rights and associated environmental standards in accordance with the German Supply Chain Due Dilligence Act (LkSG) by our company, we encourage you to address such violations and report them to us. Reporting of a compliance incident is voluntary and can be directed anonymously to erdrich.reporting-channel.com.

The rules of procedure provide information on the main features of the whistleblower system, access to the procedure and its availability as well as responsibilities.

COMPLIANCE IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

The Erdrich Group operates in numerous markets and is therefore confronted with a wide range of requirements and challenges. Erdrich's business activities are guided by the principles of ethics, integrity and compliance with the law. The Supply Chain Due Dilligence Act forms the core of our corporate philosophy and responsibility towards people and the environment.
With this declaration of principles, we are committed to implementing the Supply Chain Due Dilligence Act as an expression of our commitment to fair, sustainable and ethically responsible business activities.

Our Code of Conduct for Business Partners outlines our requirements and principles for collaboration with business partners, in particular, on compliance with ethical standards, applicable law and integrity. You can find further information here .