Time and time again, the Test and Research Institute Pirmasens e.V. (PFI) receives enquiries in which pupils express their interest in the shoe manufacturing profession. And 15-year-old Latisha Albrecht also showed her interest in the shoe industry by completing a two-week internship in the department ISC - International Shoe Competence Centre

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PFI offers the opportunity to girls and boys from the 5th grade onwards the opportunity to experience what it's like to work at an institute!

After Girl's Day 2023 was a great success, PFI is taking part in both Girls’ Day and Boy's Day for the first time this year on April 25th.

Girl's Day is an annual day which gives girls the opportunity to...

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When Sandra Weeser, FDP member of the German Parliament, visited the Test and Research Institute Pirmasens e.V. (PFI), it was a significant occasion to draw attention to the ongoing projects and the extensive expertise in the field of research and education.

Together with Maximilian Krolo, the top candidate of the Young Liberals of...

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The ReProcessShoe research project aims to revolutionize the recycling processes of shoe components by developing innovative methods for dismantling and recycling. PFI is working on a fractionation system to recover materials for a wide range of industrial processes, while the project represents an important step towards sustainable shoe...

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From December 5th to 8th, 2023, we welcomed one of our long-standing customers to the training rooms of the ISC department. Within four days, the participants were taught the basics of shoe production in both theory and practice.

Customized company training courses can take place all year round and are planned and implemented together with our...

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