Sumitomo Demag boosts efficiency of German production sites

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, a specialist for injection moulding machines for plastics processing, will consolidate its production sites in Schwaig and Wiehe to boost the efficiency in these two sites.

The two production sites will now focus on their core competencies in order to respond to customer requirements faster and more efficiently, according to the firm..

Over the past months, Sumitomo Demag has been analysing and optimising its core processes in order to boost production efficiency. Newly created competence centres for sales and for both production sites make customer order processing faster and more efficient. The production site in Wiehe focuses on small and medium-sized hydraulic and all-electric machines. As part of the new production unit, Wiehe will be responsible for the production of control cabinets and electric components. Medium-sized and large hydraulic and hybrid injection moulding machines will be manufactured at Schwaig. Within the new unit, Schwaig will also operate a competence centre for die cast processing and plasticisation. The focus on core competencies will speed up order processing and boost the overall flexibility of the new production unit.

The company is said to step up its growth strategy with a focus on the core competencies in high-speed, precision and automation engineering at the production sites as well as in its corporate workflows and in its product portfolio. These measures will concentrate on packaging, automotive, medical engineering, consumer and electronics applications.

The Managing Board with its latest member Gerd Liebig, Chief Sales Officer, who joined on 1 April 2015, plans to boost the company’s economic clout. Spearheaded by Thomas Brettnich, Schwaig will install a central Application Engineering Centre to enhance the company’s application-related customer support. In addition to the new Application Engineering Centre, new Expert Teams with specific, industry-related intelligence will work hand-in-hand with the sales department. New order processing centres will make the customer service of both production sites even better. In order to boost their efficiency, both order processing centres will be integrated into the production organisation.


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