Jan Peter Arnz, Managing Director of FLOTT is speaker at Agile PEP Minds in Berlin – the event when it comes to agile methods in German-speaking mechanical and plant engineering – Coming back hybrid!

250 product, process and project managers from German-speaking mechanical and plant engineering live on site in Berlin or digitally on the event platform bnhubs101.
So don’t miss it.


28.11.2021 I 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
29.11.2021 I 09.10 h to 09.40 h

Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin

Friedrichstraße 151 | 10117 Berlin

Jan Peter Arnz has been a shareholder and managing director of Arnz Flott GmbH Werkzeugmaschinen in Remscheid since July 2009.

Previously, he held similar roles that took him around the world, e.g. Shareholder Managing Director at Carl Sülberg GmbH & Co. KG in Remscheid (1997 – Jan 2009), Managing Director at Sulberg USA, Inc.; Havana, IL USA (June 2006 – Feb 2009) and Managing Director at IKS Klingelnberg Asia Pte. Ltd.; Singapore (Jan 1995 – Dec 1996).

Mr. Arnz started his professional career as a sales engineer of machine tools in Oct 1988 at Klingelnberg Leiterplattentechik GmbH in Oberursel. In this function, he also represented the Klingelnberg Group abroad.

Jan Peter Arnz studied industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at the TH Darmstadt from 1982 to 1988. He also completed the Executive Training Program (ETP13) in Tokyo, Japan from 1993 to 1994.

Pop in the Job – I’m particularly excited about my work:

Strengthening and transforming the FLOTT brand as part of my responsibility as the 5th generation of this family business.

That’s what it’s about

A family-owned and traditional company with start-up character – How agile methods optimize business processes and make a new beginning possible.

The company Arnz FLOTT GmbH Werkzeugmaschinen is managed today in the 5th generation; However, its existence was threatened almost 12 years ago; It came to a new foundation under Arnz FLOTT GmbH Werkzeugmaschinen.

The focus of the first years after the restart: the development of the Plus Generation drilling machines. The “Beetle” was replaced. A family of drilling machines (small, medium and large format) was successively developed according to the principles of the modular system and a platform strategy. A user baseline survey was analyzed with the A-suppliers, an external engineering company. The customer requirements for the modern drilling machine were analyzed or prioritized.

A 2nd focus was on the efficient design of the assembly process at the Bökerbau site in Remscheid. Manual workbooks were replaced by an information system with a link to the ERP. The finished message is sent directly to the workstation. With the help of an input mask, the data of the acceptance protocol is stored centrally.

The service is supported with a CRM system. In addition, a remote diagnostic system is used via a help platform. The goal is to get the customer as “transparent” as possible regarding his installed FLOTT machine tools. A knowledge database helps to match common errors or problems and to provide a recipe for elimination as quickly as possible by means of workflow.

  • Efficient, rapid development of new products using agile methods
  • Optimization of assembly through digitization
  • Improvement of customer service through the use of a CRM system