Even in economically turbulent times, VTW has recorded a very positive development and continues to be fully on target with full order books. Intensive sales activities in 2022, including several international trade fair appearances, have contributed significantly to the excellent order situation. In addition to its previous focus on special packaging, the Waidhofen-based mould maker is increasingly able to score points with customers in the medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors thanks to technology, innovation and digital processes. At the strategically most important trade fair for VTW, the K 2022 in Düsseldorf, numerous contacts were made with new customers from all over the world. From some of these, more and more concrete projects are crystallising, which in turn lead to new orders. “VTW has definitely found its place in the industry and can add another chapter to the success story,” Markus Böhm (Head of Business Development) is convinced. Already, the investment package of two million euros has proven its worth in order to be able to handle all orders in the best quality and within the desired delivery time. Christian Weber (Head of Human Resources and Finance) therefore summarises the current situation as follows: “Due to the very good order intake in the last few weeks, we are looking very positively into 2023, despite the immensely difficult general conditions at the moment. We are of course also very happy to receive applications to strengthen our VTW team.”
In the last two years, the focus has been on building up the production plant, commissioning the machines and gaining new customers. “Now we are devoting more time to innovations and new technologies to increase our lead over our competitors. This involves the electrification of the injection mould, i.e. the replacement of energy-intensive hydraulics by servo motors, and the development of sensor systems that enable our customers to carry out targeted maintenance activities and to react to changes in the process at an early stage,” explains Managing Director Manfred Schinko. Close cooperation with customers, suppliers and research institutes is also the key to success here. In order to cope with the increasing number of customers and projects, reinforcements are still being sought in the areas of project planning/calculation and CNC milling. “Next year, we will once again give two bright and committed minds the chance to really get started with us from autumn 2023 onwards with the double apprenticeship in metal technology – toolmaking technology and plastics process technology and to learn from experts,” Christian Weber (Head of Human Resources and Finance) draws attention to the TOP apprenticeship offer. To get to know VTW better, taster days are possible at any time (applications to firstname.lastname@example.org).