We are Stender
We are engineers, software developers, graphic designers, layout designers, editors. We are specialists, perfectionists, technology freaks. We are STENDER. We have been creating technical documentation for well-known national and international high-tech companies for over 85 years.
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Quality, partnership, innovation, transparency, personal responsibility, continuous improvement: these are the foundations of our actions and the reason why we have been successful on the market for 85 years. As a full-service provider for technical documentation, e-learning and product support, we get to the heart of complex technical issues. Our focus is on the areas of high-tech, defense technology, railway technology, medical technology, optics, sensors and complex mechanical engineering.
Our aim is to provide our complex services of the highest quality.
We strive for close and trusting cooperation with our customers and good internal communication.
We aim to be the market leader with innovative ideas and products.
We communicate openly and honestly – both internally and with our external partners.
We feel responsible for our work.
We want to constantly develop ourselves personally and as a company.
The following conduct guidelines make it clear how STENDER defines responsible, legally correct and ethically impeccable behavior:
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1. We feel responsible for our work and want to provide our complex services of the highest quality.
2. We strive for close and trusting cooperation with our customers and excellent internal cooperation.
3. Laws, official regulations, standards, internal rules and company agreements are observed and adhered to.
4. Our corporate culture does not tolerate unethical or immoral behavior and action is taken against discrimination of any kind.
5. Acceptance of benefits through gifts, invitations or other favors from customers and suppliers are not permitted.
6. Agreements on intellectual property and business secrets are adhered to.
7. Active occupational health and safety protection for all employees is implemented.
8. Action is taken to protect resources in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner.
9. An honest and active solution to problems is sought instead of blaming individual employees for errors.
10. We want to develop personally and as a company.
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After studying at the art academy in Hamburg and working as an advertising manager for the Heinkel company in Rostock (1934 to 1938), the illustrator and artist Kurt Stender founded the Stender company in Berlin.
War and post-war turmoil do not allow the continuation of the company by it´s founder until 1948 in Wangen im Allgäu.
Technical documentations are hand crafted in pencil by the editors. Illustrations are created on the drawing table, partially generated by means of stencils. Colored illustrations are elaborately colored by hand.
In February 1957 the company already receives its first orders from the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB).
The next generation is in the starting blocks. In 1974 Lutz Stender takes over the company and develops it into a full service provider for technical documentation of various products.
A completely new technical solution for documentation has arrived: The handwritten texts are transcribed in the in-house writing office. The following devices were used in the implementation: IBM typewriters, Adler Breitkopf typewriters, IBM Composer, IBM Text 3, Siemens compact text station and the like.
The next milestone following the typewriter: The PC prevails and offers the option of data module-based documentation (HTML / SGML) implemented according to the single source principle.
Due to the constantly growing number of customers, a subsidiary was founded in Jena in 1997.
With Dr. Michael Stender taking over the management in third generation in 2003 and the acquisition of well-known new customers, the company expands to a current staff of around fifty highly qualified employees.
The Stender company opens another office in Koblenz.
Interactive and intuitive – virtuality and reality in harmony. Technical communication is changing fundamentally. The Stender company keeps its finger on the pulse: with augmented reality, mobile documentation and virtual reality, completely new possibilities can be exploited.
Since January 07.01.2020th, 5, the headquarters of Stender GmbH has been located in the impressive new building at Simoniusstrasse XNUMX in Wangen. Working in the modern, light-flooded offices is highly valued by employees and creates an open-door atmosphere. Spacious meeting rooms, a yoga room with showers and a wonderful view of the Allgäu Alps complete the ambience.
80 employees with a passion for technology and innovation. With extensive know-how, specialists in their field. Highly qualified employees who not only work independently, but also laugh together, do sports together and brainstorm ideas together.
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We work in project-related teams and bundle the specific experiences for the respective project. This not only creates important synergies, but also the best possible customer orientation and quality assurance. The majority of our employees are technically and editorially trained technical writers.
... for our customers and employees, but also for our region and its people. Our commitment covers the most important pillars of social life: We support institutions and clubs in the areas of education, sport and culture.
We are a company certified according to DIN EN ISO 9100:2018. In order to achieve first-class quality of our products and services, we combine various quality assurance methods. Only when the products have successfully passed our quality controls do they meet our high requirements and are delivered to you. Various DIN standards specify a continuous quality assurance process.