Lecture of Werkstatt Bad about innovative installation methods


Many companies specialising in sanitation, heating and air conditioning are feeling the effects of the shortage of skilled workers, and this trend is set to intensify in coming years. On one side of the scales, they have healthy order books; on the other, not enough qualified skilled workers and applicants. Taking “We present the future” as their slogan, the representatives from Werkstatt Bad (the “bathroom workshop”) are planning to give a hands-on demonstration of rational installation methods in their talk. 

Tobias Pfoh is a partner at BADnet GmbH, a cooperative of skilled tradesmen, and also works as a freelance lecturer, teaching at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, the Bathroom Academy of the VDS (the German Sanitary Industry Association) and the Villeroy & Boch Global Academy, as well as at other institutions. He graduated in Business Administration from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, where he specialised in Sales and Cooperations Management. Pfoh then began his career as a Management Assistant at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG before joining CPC Unternehmensmanagement AG as a Business Consultant. He has worked for BADnet since 2012. 

The idea is to shift work from the construction site to the workshop. Their approach can be summed up as follows: all the processes and work required must be halved, but customers’ higher quality standards must still be fulfilled. The objective is to sell and install more higher-quality bathrooms in less time – and with fewer employees. The solution is based on a prefabrication concept or, to put it another way, breaking the whole bathroom down into modules. 


With this system, man-hours are shifted from the construction site to the workshop. It means that planning takes more time, but in return, the bathroom can be prefabricated in the workshop. This reduces the strain on fitters’ joints and protects their health. And because fitters have a knack for technology, they will find it easy to complete the steps that prefabrication requires. 


Lecture: Bathroom Workshop - We present the future! 

Speaker: Tobias Pfoh, BADnet 

Date: daily, 14.-18. March 2017, 12:15 - 12:45 pm 

Location: Saal Europa, Hall 4.0, ISH Frankfurt/Main 


A complete overview about the schedule you will find here.