New: Siebenwurst in the USA and business field of product development
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As the largest company in German tool and mould making industries with over 700 employees, Siebenwurst continues its international expansion in 2016 and expands its process chain for this purpose.
Siebenwurst US Inc.: Siebenwurst is expanding America presence
A year after the market entry in Mexico, with the newly established Siebenwurst US Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina, Siebenwurst builds up a second pillar on the North American continent. Siebenwurst US Inc. will provide customers in the USA with professionals such as project managers, tool makers, and application technicians. Thus, the company is deep integrated into the value chain of its customers.
Furthermore, until end of 2016, the youngest subsidiary of Siebenwurst sets up a maintenance tool construction in Georgia, not far from Greenville. The maintenance in an own dedicated workshop space is only a part of the offer. With the mobile Tool Doctors Service, Siebenwurst supports its customers on site with process optimization from commissioning until the start of the series, as well as for major changes and repairs. Here the company cooperates with long-term recognized partners in the region. The first customer of the new department is already acquired: from summer 2016, SUS will take over the maintaining of a moulding department with two employees as external service provider.
The decision for location in Greenville was not without reason — the city in the north-western part of South Carolina is home of some well-known companies from the automotive industry and site of the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR). In addition, the location means a close geographic proximity to the US locations of German manufacturers: BMW manufactures vehicles in the nearby Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mercedes in Alabama and Volkswagen in Tennessee. Thus, the localization specialist for the automotive industry continues the successful model of the Siebenwurst CAD CAM solution S. de R. L. de C. V. which supports the OEMs and suppliers since September 2014 from the Mexican Queretaro on the North American market.
New business field by joining SOLID solutions in design GmbH
From the 1st January 2016, the Siebenwurst Consulting & Services GmbH has taken over the majority of the company SOLID solutions in design GmbH. With the majority stake in SOLID, Siebenwurst is investing heavily in the further development of the business field of product development. SOLID is specialized in the development of exterior and interior modules in the automotive sector.
The company with its headquarters in Munich and a development office in the USA, with 30 employees, reaches a turnover of three million euros each year. SOLID is managed by the team of Klaus Guntschnig, Manfred Gottschling (see photo) and Christian Walter. The purpose of the participation is to complement the product development internationally in the range of forming technology and to win so more OEMs as business partners. Another component of this strategy is the establishment of additional local sites.
Unlike other product developers, Siebenwurst can already bring its manufacturing expertise at a very early stage of the product development through its extensive experience in tool and mould making. This will ensure the tool-oriented manufacturability of the parts to be developed. The basis for this is the close interaction between the tool design and development.
Christian Walter, Managing Director of service companies & supervision of international sales, is convinced that Siebenwurst, an internationally established systems provider in tool and mould making, with the expansion of its process chain and the new site, offers its customers significant additional value. Thanks to the getting in SOLID, in addition to the existing service portfolio, Siebenwurst can offer its customers in the future even services related to the product development.
Siebenwurst Mexico is growing
By the turn of the year, Siebenwurst Mexico has moved to a new hall with connected office. Here, the company with now five employees offers tools technical service and maintenance. The 1,400 m² large hall is equipped now with a large machinery.