Øst for Processkolen i Kalundborg, lige ved den nye togstation Kalundborg Øst, ligger industriområdet Stejlhøj med mange små og mellemstore virksomheder. En af disse mindre virksomheder er Alumichem A/S – en dansk produktionsvirksomhed, der udvikler og producerer produkter af aluminium  der bruges i forbindelse med vandrensning, i betonindustrien og til vintervedligehold samt luftforurening.

Alumichem A/S er derfor en spændende og relevant virksomhed at være i lære hos, hvis man eksempelvis tager procesoperatøruddannelsen, da man som procesoperatør arbejder med produktion inden for procesindustrien hos fx forsyningsselskaber og produktionsvirksomheder.

En af vores proceselever på GF2 (hold P92) er faktisk så heldig at være i lære hos Alumichem A/S, og i den forbindelse arrangerede elevens engelsklærer et virksomhedsbesøg hos Alumichem A/S for hele holdet. På den måde kunne alle få mulighed for at lære og høre om alle de spændende ting, som virksomheden arbejder med.

Virksomhedsbesøget blev brugt som en del af engelskundervisningen, da eleverne skulle skrive en artikel om Alumichem A/S samt om deres besøg.

Det resulterede i følgende flotte artikel fra en af vores proceselever:

Visiting Alumichem A/S

We went to visit the company Alumichem, to see how they produce their products. When we first arrived at the company, we met with the CEO of Alumichem, Tina Klarskov, who told us about the company, and the products which they produce. She told us about the fact that they must poses ISO-certificates, which guarantee they produce products of high quality, and a high degree of protection of the environment. At the end of our visit, we were allowed to see the different tanks they used and also the process from start to finish of said product.

What kind of company is Alumichem?
Alumichem is a small company with 13 employees. They produce a wide range of products containing aluminum. Possessing the ISO 14001 certificate ensures that production happens with due consideration to the environment. It seemed like a nice place to work with a good spirit, and a lot of the work was more “hands on” than a lot of bigger companies.

Ice and Dust away
Ice & Dust away is a mix of chemicals, which can replace road salt and works at a temperature down to negative 32 degrees. It is better for the environment, by binding particles together, that it remains on the ground. Reducing pollutions around 10% (Depends on the circumstances such as climate, tires used on road). It’s pricier than road salt, but it is better in the long term, as it does less damage to plant life habitat. And does less damage to cars/tires and roads. Since it’s being made in batches, it’s easier to adjust any impurities or add more chemicals to perfect the mixture. To the standard formula.

How is it to work at Alumichem A/S
Alumichem is a nice work place, the daily process is hard but positive, the work environment is professional but the people at Alumichem are sweet and kind, they help each other out, if they are in need.Because of the management style at Alumichem, there is place for personal growth.

Dette er et eksempel på, hvordan man på erhvervsuddannelser kombinerer praktiske og boglige fag. På denne måde bliver engelskfaget mere relevant for eleverne, da de skal bruge faget i et bestemt felt, som de er interesserede i – nemlig produktion og processtyring hos Alumichem A/S.