After a year and a half of construction works, German rotary tooling manufacturer Spilker has opened its new, 3,500sqm (37,500sqft) facility in Lage dedicated entirely to the production of flexible dies.
Spilker decided to further expand the flexible dies production at the end of 2018. However, as the expansion of the main site was not possible, the company invested in a new facility in Kachtenhausen, only two kilometers away from its headquarters in Leopoldshöhe. The use of state-of-the-art technology in all areas ensures greater precision in production, faster delivery times and an increased product quality.
The site's proximity offers an important link between the three company divisions of flexible die production, rotary tool production and the construction of special machines for the converting industry.
The main, Leopoldshöhe plant houses a technical center with converting machines for cutting tests under real production conditions. The construction and development departments will be also located in the main site to continue working on the development of bespoke projects. As the complete flexible die production is moving to the new location, the space will be utilized to further expand the production of rotary tools and mechanical engineering.
The new flexible die production plant meets the latest energy efficiency standards and features the wastewater treatment of the electroplating plant. The residual heat from the production processes is collected and reused for cooling and heating the premises.
‘With the investment in the new site, Spilker is further improving its product quality in the flexible die sector and aligning its production lines with the latest technical and ecological requirements,’ said Dietmar Rothhardt, head of the flexible die division at Spilker.