Tooling Industry New Machines and Machining Centers for Tooling Specialist
Big Kaiser, a specialist in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, has announced a range of investments in production, logistics and infrastructure, as well as the recruitment of additional customer-facing staff across Europe.
Big Kaiser is currently investing several million euros into new machines and machining centers. This includes the purchase of two DMG MORI turning centers, one with robot loading, and the modernization of its machine park to better align with Industry 4.0. Investment into production equipment will remain strong into 2020 with the addition of a Spinner turning center and a Hardinge turning center with robot loading, boosting production capacity by 3,000 hours per year at Big Kaiser in Switzerland.
Reto Adam, CEO at Big Kaiser, said, "Big Kaiser's outstanding growth in 2018 set the scene for consolidation in 2019 that has enabled the current substantial investments. They will ensure that we remain at the forefront of our industry and have the capacity, flexibility and expertise to rapidly respond to the needs of the market and our customers."
In 2020, the company will be opening a state-of-the-art technology center and has migrated to the latest SAP enterprise resource planning system. These concrete steps towards smart manufacturing and lean production are set to give Big Kaiser substantially greater flexibility to react to market conditions. In 2019, the company strengthened its field and technical sales presence by recruiting more staff in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia.
The company's major product launches in 2019 included the EWE Downsize, the world's smallest digital fine boring head, as well as new sizes and indexable inserts which expanded Big Kaiser's turning tools range, and the Dyna Test, Dyna Force and Dyna Contact measurement and test devices developed by Big Daishowa in Japan. Technological innovations are planned for 2020.