The technical effort required to produce injection moulding tools for plastic closures was demonstrated to the public at VTW in Waidhofen.
To mark its fifth anniversary, VTW GmbH organised an open day on Friday and was able to present a number of innovations. The numerous visitors not only saw ultra-modern production systems, but also had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the recently founded sister company Savya-Automation, which also has a site in Waidhofen. Over 1,500 visitors took advantage of this opportunity.
Further development into a full-service provider
“The Vasantha Group is continuing to develop into a full-service provider for system solutions,” explains Operations Manager Manfred Schinko. “Savya-Automation deals with the automation of injection moulding machines. This means that VTW with Savya will be able to supply complete systems to end customers in the future.” This system will be presented at the NPE trade fair in the USA in May. “The system involves the production of syringe barrels from innovative plastics,” explains Schinko. “Using a quadruple mould, an injection moulded body is injected from a syringe mould, removed by the automation, camera-checked and then packaged. The end customer can buy an entire system and no longer needs three or four suppliers.” The mould is manufactured by VTW, while Savya takes care of the automation. The injection moulding machine is bought in, and the marrying and programming so that the mould interacts with the automation is now done under one roof.
Turnover of over 20 million euros
Five employees with qualifications as automation technicians, mechatronics engineers and programmers were hired for the sister company Savya. The first orders have already been received from customers in Sweden, Denmark and the USA. An order from Turkey is expected soon.
VTW is also satisfied with the development. The company started with two employees in 2019 and currently employs 66 people. The 2023/24 financial year will close with a turnover of over 20 million euros.
1,200 euros donated for a good cause
“We are overwhelmed by the enormous response to our first open day. We are also delighted with the praise and all the positive feedback. This would not have been possible without the commitment of our employees. Many thanks to all visitors and the fantastic VTW team,” summarised Managing Director Manfred Schinko on behalf of all VTW shareholders.
As part of the company event, donations were collected for a good cause. VTW once again rounded up the donation amount significantly so that a total of 1,200 euros could be donated to the Kolping residential home and the Haus der Zuversicht in Waidhofen. A special highlight at the open day, which was praised by many visitors, was one of Managing Director Manfred Schinko’s favourite recipes: a mango chicken curry. Schinko himself only returned from a business trip the evening before, but still took the opportunity to prepare the culinary highlight for the guests at home in a large pot over an open fire until late into the night.
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