• Interview: Schwarze-Robitec Sales Manager Philipp Knobloch

    Interview: Schwarze-Robitec Sales Manager Philipp Knobloch

Creative and always up to date - Philipp Knobloch and the young generation in technical sales

After completing a sales engineer dual-study program, Philipp Knobloch joined Schwarze-Robitec as a sales manager in May 2014. At our company, he’s responsible for advising clients and selling tube and pipe bending machines.

In this interview, the 29-year-old football fan explains what’s so special about working here, what makes Schwarze-Robitec’s tube and pipe bending solutions unique, and what the Cologne Cathedral in our company logo has to do with it all.

Mr Knobloch, can you tell us a bit about your work as a sales manager for machine sales?

My main role is supporting clients in sales. Our high-quality tube and pipe bending machines are always integrated into complex production processes, which is why the main focus of my job is to provide intensive and expert technical support.

What are the challenges you encounter on a daily basis at Schwarze-Robitec?

We manufacture special-purpose machinery, which is why we also place great emphasis on individual user requirements as part of our customer-centric approach. In addition, our products are used for a wide range of applications in the industry. Remaining cre- ative as a team is therefore key, so that we can consistently come up with the best solutions for our customers.

What’s special about working here at Schwarze-Robitec?

The Cologne Cathedral in our logo says it all really: We’re a tradi- tional company with firm roots in Cologne – that’s something you can sense here each and every day. There’s a great team spirit here,and our high-quality, high-performance tube and pipe bending solutions enable our customers to future-proof their production activities. And another thing – advising clients and having person- al contact with them is something I enjoy a lot.

And what are the highlights of your working day?

I particularly enjoy trade fairs, such as Tube in Düsseldorf and Fabtech in the United States. Lively exchanges in an international setting are what I enjoy most at these events. Being in contact with a really diverse group of people ensures that no two days are the same.

And now for a personal question - What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I play football in my home town. Training with the team and the team spirit we enjoy help me to kick back. I also enjoy watching football, and even more so when 1. FC Köln wins!