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23. July 2019

As reported in the recent issues of the CLOUTH:TICKER, Joh. Clouth provides an apprenticeship in the profession of an industrial clerk (m/f/d), both in the conventional way and in the way to, at the same, acquire the general university maturity.

We have talked to two former apprentices who had chosen this training pathway and questioned them with regards to their experience made over the length of their training.

At the end of the training to an industrial clerk, Elena Höhfeld two years ago successfully started her work  in the sales department and presently studies business administration in part-time.  She here is supported by Clouth with a flexible work-time model.  

Tim Buchholz completed his training to become an industrial clerk last year with the mark ‘very good’ and just now does his high school graduation at the vocational school in Hückeswagen.

Elena, Tim, why  did you choose to undergo a training at Joh. Clouth?

Elena: <<Following my school internship in the 8th class, it already was evident, what I wanted to become. I enjoy working with figures and people. I can do both here.>>

<<After finishing the secondary school, I first did not know at all that there is a possibility to undergo an apprenticeship and at the same time do the high school graduation at the Hückeswagen vocational school. I absolutely wanted to do the high school graduation, I took a spontaneous decision and applied at Clouth.>> Tim says.

How long did your training take?

<<During the first two years I completed the training and achieved the qualification at the Chamber of  Industry and Commerce – Much quicker than in a ‘normal’ apprenticeship. And just know I did my school leaving examinations. That really was much, much more than one usually can handle in a normal 40-hours-week, but it is worth it. >> Tim is pleased.

<<Having achieved my graduation diploma, I immediately started with the training and 2 and a half years later this was completed. Now I additionally study business administration in part-time>> Elena tells.

What was the special thing in training?

Elena: <<Our customers are located all around the world, this way, it is absolutely normal to, from time to time, talk to Indian or Chinese people. So, it helps, to speak English. At that time,  I started in the work preparation department. That was good, as one can learn anything about all our products.  We, you see, manufacture doctor blades, I, of course, had no idea about that before. So, I had to learn the strings. I like my work; I enjoy any day here in the company. The colleagues are nice, and  every day brings little achievements and successes. And sometimes even bigger ones>>

Tim: <<Becoming an industrial clerk, you see,  one passes through all departments, from the purchase to the sales department and the booking department to the logistics. This way, one personally develops more easily when compared with a pure attendance at school. >>

What qualifications an apprentice should bring along?

<<A person that wants to become an industrial clerk, should be able to work in a team and look beyond the end of his nose. And, of course, bring along a certain interest in figures>> Elena explains.

<<And, as well, power of endurance, ambition and continuity, as it is not to learn from time to time a lot, but something at any time. Especially the examination weeks are really stressful>> Tim adds.

You bring along these qualifications and want to become a member of our Team? Then please send us your meaningful application via our job portal.   We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Further information please find on our website on CAREER



09. July 2019

We give our Best

Our engagement in the field of training pays off: In the past, we already could congratulate many talented junior employees to the successful completion of their training. More often than not, we could offer our former apprentices following to their training a permanent job at Joh. Clouth – some also study on a part-time basis and get  Joh. Clouth’s individual support in this.

Honouring the Best 2018

Outstanding performances have been reached by one of our apprentices of the most recent graduation year – he scored with the dream grade ‘excellent’ as one out of 66 young persons in the  Oberbergisch district. Within the scope of a special event of the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce he has been awarded and honoured as ‘Top Apprentice’.

The company Joh. Clouth, as the training enterprise, as well has been especially honoured by the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce with regards to its  outstanding performance in the vocational training.

Both awards encourage us in our demand to actively support young people in acquiring a high-grade and qualified education. 

In the next issue, within the scope of the TRAINING WEEKS AT CLOUTH, our apprentices will get a chance to speak – Take another look then!



25. June 2019

For many years now, Clouth, of course, promotes the next generations and gives a chance to young talents!

But Clouth would not be Clouth, if we would not go new ways in this area as well.

That way, about 10 years ago, together with other local companies we have set up a private vocational school with senior classes leading to a high school education which aims at a more intensive, detailed and early stage interlocking of school education and professional training with a commercial focus – far beyond the standard dual systems of vocational education and training.  

This novel education - which is unique in our federal state - brings together two distinct educational objectives in one single training course: There is the possibility to absolve a 3-years education with a Chamber of Industry and Commerce leaving certificate as an industrial clerk simultaneously acquiring the general university maturity. Irrespective hereof, we offer to undergo such apprenticeship in the conventional way, as well.  

Look forward to learning more on our engagement in the field of vocational training over the coming weeks during the TRAINING WEEKS at JOH. CLOUTH. Here an initial impression:

The apprentices spent time in all Clouth departments to gain a good overview as to how an industrial company functions, which gears mesh properly and which threads run together. By the active involvement in day-to-day business they get an idea on all tasks. In this, they learn that not only recurring tasks and experience, but flexibility as well is of importance for the daily work.

During their time at Clouth, the apprentices are accompanied by two  trainers which also provide advice and support with regards to the attendance at the vocational training school. Moreover, there is an educational officer (m/f) to help the apprentices as their contact persons in case functional questions come up.  In this way, they are provided with an optimal support at each stage of their education.

We presently have six apprentices in industrial management  (m/f/d) and, since last year, for the first time, as well a trainee as ‘technical information processor and application developer‘.  We also look forward to welcoming our new apprentices as off September 2019.

Are you interested in an apprenticeship at Joh. Clouth as off September 2020?

Then please visit us on the occasion of the Professional Training exhibitions in the Bergische Land and get informed by the trainers on the content of the apprenticeship in industrial management (m/f/d) at Joh. Clouth and the necessary qualifications you should bring along.  You there can as well learn directly from our apprentices, how typical training days at Joh. Clouth look like.  

Come and visit Joh. Clouth on one of  these Professional Training exhibitions:

14-09-2019: Messe Wermelskirchen

21-09-2019: Messe Wipperfuerth

26-09-2019: Messe Lindlar

You want to become a member of our Team? Then please send us your meaningful application with the usual documents via our job portal.

We are looking forward to getting to know you.


Experience and Competence – Since 1874

13. June 2019

Even Johann Clouth casted an eye on the papermakers to become his customers when establishing his  sales agency for saws, files and blades 145 years ago. Following a continuous growth, under the 4th generation a specialisation on trading and producing of high-quality consumable parts and capital goods for the paper industry took place.

Since 1874 it happened a lot. Today the company is managed in the fifth generation; however, there always is one stable constant: The name Clouth stands for quality, reliability and an innovative spirit  – made in Germany. We offer an outstanding cost-benefit ratio; which is proven by our long-standing and worldwide growing customer base.  

But as one aptly describes: A standstill is the first step to get behind. In the direct and cooperative exchange with our customers, we thus search  for continuously improved solutions to ensure their success .

In this, our focus is on the highest possible plant availability, a maximised productivity and the best results for our customers.

We look forward to the continuation of our success story looking ahead to the future in a positively expectant way.  It would be a pleasure together with you!

Would you like to learn more on the company Clouth and the products?

Please contact our colleagues in the Sales Dept:

Experience and Competence – Since 1874

Technical Service

28. May 2019

Joh. Clouth grows and grows

It is not only  that our range of products around the doctor blades and doctor holders or the accessories steadily enlarges, it is also our workforce – and that means: We need more space. 

It is for this reason that in April 2019, the Technical Service staff has moved into a new building in close proximity to our headquarters! The building with its light-filled and modernly furnished rooms and workplaces lies directly on the other side of the street. This way, distances remain short and communication continuously personal. 

The neighbouring hall offers space for productive developments, i.e. solutions that are to be implemented at customer’s site can be worked out here.

You want to get more information on the work of our Technical Service? Here you can learn more. 

We will continue to grow.

You think, the work as a staff member in the Technical Service might be exciting and multifaceted?

We look forward to integrate new colleagues:

We anticipate your application – please send it to bewerbungenclouthcom

Technical Service

Technical Service

14. May 2019

Joh. Clouth Technical Service

One of our strengths is the personal advice and support of our customers. It is the cooperative partnership which binds us, and which is earned by a successful mix of know-how, reliability and flexibility. On this basis, we focus on a maximised productivity and improved results – aiming at your success.

Our expert staff is on the job worldwide to check on site whether any parameter of the products from the comprehensive Clouth range used by the customer has been properly installed and adjusted. In this, the working angle, the pressure settings and parallelism are a few aspects only to ensure a trouble-free machine run, since an optimal cleaning of the roll, roller and cylinder surfaces raise the productivity and extend the machine life.

The staff members of our Technical Service are your contact persons when it comes to themes like complete machine audits or the installation and adjustment of doctor holders.

With regards to existing systems as well, our staff can support you in the revision of doctor holder systems – without any restrictions as to the working width.  Service measurements of used doctor blades providing measurement reports, diagrams and recommendations to achieve an improvement in the doctoring work complete our service package. 

You strive for  the highest possible plant availability? Then you are ideally positioned in making use of the shelving store system. In using this clearly defined storage system, you always can be sure to have a safe inventory of doctor blades. Our Technical Service engineers gladly will inform you on our Full-Service offering which includes an initial stocking, a regular control of the inventories as well as the support in the ordering process and a lot more.  

You have any questions? Simply contact our Technical Service staff at infoclouthcom! We look forward to your request!


Technical Service


07. May 2019

Occupational Safety Weeks at Joh. Clouth

We go one better: There is an addition to the Clouth safety gloves family.

With the Clouth Safety-Glove® NITRIL we offer you a safety glove which is used preferably in wet areas. Due to its extensive double coating with Nitrile the 5 finger basic glove is particularly oil- and water-tight and offers an excellent oil skid resistance.  

Of course, the Clouth Safety-Glove® NITRIL – like the Clouth Safety-Glove® made of LEATHER – has a sewn in chain inlay with a reinforced mouse area at the palm, thus offering a high puncture resistance against metal and glass. The chain inlay itself can be re-used in a cost-effective manner.   

Safety and comfort - in this case no contradiction: Despite its very good properties in the abrasion and puncture resistance, the glove offers a very good flexibility and a high wear comfort. The high wristband additionally protects the wrists.

Convince yourself of our new safety glove for the wet area.  Our colleagues in the sales department would be pleased to advise you. Please address to salesclouthcom.

Your safety in handling our products is of a high importance for us – we thus are glad having been able to present you our accessories and tools for the occupational safety within the scope of our Occupational Safety Weeks.  

We will continue with a new exciting topic in our next article. Make sure you stop by!



16. April 2019

Occupational Safety Weeks at Joh. Clouth

Small things with a big impact:

For sure, the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLIP® is one of such things. This splint locks the blade in the doctor blade holder and thus reduces the risk of injury. It is made from special steel and consequently wear- and maintenance-free and much more durable than conventional safety splints. Thanks to its unfeathered construction, it is easy to handle and a huge time-saver when compared to standard safety splints. Here you can see the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLIP in action:

Another accessory is our CLOUTH® DOCTOR-TUBE: This special device facilitates the exchange of pressure tubes at flexible doctor holders.  

With the CLOUTH® DOCTOR-TUBE, during the maintenance procedure a vacuum in the tube is created and in consequence, the tube can be exchanged much easier and quicker then. This way, the service time can be reduced, and the efficiency increased.  

The robust PE suitcase contains a tube coupling with a quick-lock for the pressure tube as well as for external compressed air sources.  The operating elements are reduced to a minimum, thus handling of the device is done intuitively.

You want to learn more about our accessories? Please contact us at Our colleagues in the sales department would be pleased to advise you.



02. April 2019

Occupational Safety Weeks at Joh. Clouth

CLOUTH FELT-CLIP®, CLOUTH BELT-CLIP® and CLOUTH WIRE-AND FELT-HOLDER® - three strong partners to be used when changing  felts, wet screens and plastic belts.

One example for a possible use is the replacement of the sensitive felt webs which, due to their size and thickness, have a very high weight. To change these, many manual working steps are necessary, there is an increased risk of injury.  

With the development of the a.m. safety accessories, Clouth intends to minimise the risk of accidents:

The CLOUTH FELT-CLIP® is a self-holding clip for a safe and quick move-in/move-out of felts and wet screens. To be suitable for the wet area, it is made from aluminium and you can choose between an extensible eyelet for the rope hoist operation or a handle for the manual operation. The CLOUTH FELT-CLIP® is available in different sizes and special designs.

The CLOUTH BELT-CLIP® as well is a self-holding clip; it is for the safe move-in/move-out of plastic belts. The clip is made from VA-steel and thanks to its two untempered  gripper wheels it is safe in handling and ensures a safe grip on oily belts, too. The clip, which is a lightweight of only 900 grams, has an extensible eyelet at the rear end.  

Initially the clamping jaws of both clips are closed. The clips can be opened by one’s own hand by mere drag and then firmly lay around the web when opened. 

The CLOUTH WIRE- AND FELT-HOLDER® is a self-clamping holder which is used to close the seams of open felts and dry screens. With its rubberized holding plates out of aluminium and a weight of 2,900 grams, it offers a safe hold on the felts or dry screens to close the cut surface.   

Of course, we have paid attention to an ergonomic design in the development of our products.

You want to learn more about our tools for a safe move-in/move-out of plastic belts and felt webs? Please contact us at Our colleagues in the sales department would be pleased to advise you!

At the very end of our Clouth Occupational Safety Weeks we next time will present you the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLIP® and the CLOUTH DOCTOR-TUBE®.



22. March 2019

Occupational Safety Weeks at Joh. Clouth

The used blades have been safely removed by means of one of our pulls and disposed in our CLOUTH DOCTOR-CUT® in a sustainable way? Fine.

Then the next thing to be done is to clean the doctor holder and the blade guide, as through a periodical cleaning of the blade guide you will achieve a substantial improvement as to the ease of movement which in consequence makes the blade change quicker and simpler. The accident danger of lacerations declines.  

The special nozzles of the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLEAN® II  have explicitly been made for use at almost all types of blade holders with a K-pocket. In this way, we ensure that the appropriate nozzle used will clean the doctor holder in all angles and corners of the blade guide.

By removing the dirt particles and deposits in the doctor holder, a uniform contact of the doctor blade is achieved as unevenness has been eliminated and, in consequence, a steady doctor pressure at this cleaned doctor holder has been reinstated.  In addition, it is possible to adjust the doctor holder in a more accurate way. All these components increase the economic efficiency.

Currently available for the cleaning are the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLEAN® II as well as the CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLEAN® II Plus. Due to their special blade with more-way riveting, they both are suitable for use in right or left side holder positions and flexible in their use. The device can be used for the high-pressure cleaning with water as well as with compressed air and thus can be deployed in all positions.

Here you see our CLOUTH DOCTOR-CLEAN® II in use:
You want to learn more about out cleaning systems? Please contact us at Our colleagues in the sales department would be pleased to advise you-

Next time we will deal with the topic <<Inserting and Use of New Blades>> - the Joh. Clouth Occupational Safety Weeks remain exciting.