Ingenieurbüro Köckemann

A strong partner for machine safety

A strong partner for machine safety
Mechanical engineering
2018 (since 12/2020 ltd., previously sole proprietorship)
Hardy Köckemann, B. Eng. in mechanical engineering

Whenever large machines and complex systems are used, a wide range of safety requirements must be met. Ingenieurbüro Köckemann supports companies in carrying out CE certifications of their machines and products. The portfolio also includes development and design of machines as well as technical drawing such as 3D CAD.

Hardy, what do you think are the advantages of a start-up?
The main advantage is being able to work without any restrictions from supervisors. I also appreciate the flexible working hours and locations, the diverse tasks, the complete personal responsibility and the direct contact with decision-makers.

Were there any hurdles in the start-up process?
No. Since I started my own business while I was still a student, I wasn’t under pressure to generate a minimum turnover.

Do you have any tips for you fellow founders?
It’s important to keep expenses as low as possible, especially at the beginning. Even if things aren’t going so well, you should believe in the next job – it will come! For difficult jobs, the principle applies: “close your eyes and keep going”, even as your hourly wage is melting away. And finally: mistakes happen. They are there to learn from!