Processing & Maintenance
So that we can always produce for you.
I have been part of the HALBE family since 1985 and there have been so many wonderful moments that I would have to write a book. I came by chance and talked to the boss Hubert Halbe. They were indeed looking for a welder for the first passepartout-frame, that's how I got my job. Besides welding, I sawed profiles and bent the sheet metal. Then the old workshop foreman became ill and I took over his tasks. I learned my skills from my father and my older brothers on the farm, whom I always looked over the shoulder. The first time I welded and turned was when I was 8 years old. For my work, it is very important to me personally that I can develop and repair machines, tools or spare parts myself and if they run better afterwards than before - all the better. The best moment is when a fixed idea or a drawing is turned into something that works. My favourite frame is one of the first jersey frames. It is in my workshop, in which I have hung a band shirt, which is illuminated from the inside.
I'm Patrik and I'm responsible for everything from processing and prototyping to building and repairing machines. I design, turn, drill, mill, weld, saw, bend and keep everything running. My favorite thing is to build machines that don't exist anywhere else. Before we buy something new, we try to repair the machine. Nothing is thrown away so quickly. My speciality is measuring with a tape measure to the "tenth". They also call me "MacGyver", because I have an idea for every problem and can also implement it.