When the first plans were drawn up almost three years ago, it was already planned to build up the machine production in two steps. At the beginning ~ 6 million EUR and then – if the order situation and capacity utilisation are good – an expansion by another ~ 2 million EUR, delayed by one to two years. The fact that this expansion could be implemented and decided only a few months after the start of production due to the very good order situation is all the more positive.
The unanimous decision of all six shareholders once again underlines the belief and conviction of the entire team to be able to write a very successful history with VTW at the Waidhofen location.
Selection of the machines
Based on several parameters, such as sales forecasts, calculated production hours, current capacities per production technology, reliability and the possibility of purchasing services externally at a good price, a number of scenarios were simulated. These basically coincided with the original plans to expand the areas of eroding, wire cutting, milling and hard milling in terms of machines and, in some cases, personnel.
The machines increase our capacities significantly, which means we are also well equipped for larger moulds and projects and will realise competitive delivery times. The total investment, including accessories, amounts to about EUR 2 million. In order to be able to offer our apprentices the best possible training, we have also invested in machinery and equipment especially in this area.