The applications of the material polyurethane at the plastics producer asma in Weitra are as different as the preferences of the employees in terms of processing. Joachim Bachofner is one of the young specialists, who, after completing the final apprenticeship examination to become a plastics engineer and after returning from civil service at the Red Cross in Weitra, were looking for new challenges at asma. Casted manually as an individual item, under vacuum, using pressure casting or taking advantage of a fully automated production line – at asma there is a variety of production processes available to the employees. Already during his apprenticeship, it turned out that the manual casting for special applications was not Joachim Bachofner´s favourite technique. A technically fully equipped machine for the processing of different polyurethane formulations meets his taste better. “The two aspects which are particularly important to me are independent working and being able to work at an order until it is finished,” Joachim Bachofner explains about his experiences from his professional life. As a team leader of a six-person group he received a very exciting range of duty at asma.