We have continuous deliveries of the trolleys to the customer and we also provide the model to other customers in this segment. We will definitely turn to Lesjöfors again when we need spring expertise.
It is much easier for us to deliver the optimal spring to the customer if we have accurately designed drawings. To achieve that, the purchaser must have a basic knowledge in spring technology. The training was a win-win for both parts.
It was so cool to build and test the suspension spring function on site, in the factory. Lesjöfors’ service is unique. They have a deep understanding of spring precision. They developed springs that were made just for this car - you could almost say hand-crafted with generations of spring specialist knowledge that therefore uniquely delivers the level of quality and performance we require.
Through this transaction, we increase our revenue in the US by c. 30 per cent, meaning that Lesjöfors now has a significant presence in the region. Tollman is a well-managed company which has made significant investments in recent years, and we see ample potential to accelerate revenue growth through Lesjöfors’ sales network.
The size of the investment in India is about 1.9 MEUR and will more than double our capacity, opening the door for a successful entry in the North American market.
We are extremely happy with the outcome from Pharmapack. We have made many interesting contacts and got a good chance to listen to what the industry is talking about, both opportunities and challenges. Lesjöfors is here to help with our outstanding medical springs and pressings as well as deep knowledge in manufacturing.
One of the major cases we could bring back home for further discussions this year is a multi-million case if we can find a partnership.
After running a severe testing program in our own lab, we started producing small batches of doors with Alcomex springs. When all the lights turned green in 2017, we took the next step and Alcomex became our sole supplying partner in springs. Which means that we are 100% relying on their operational excellence performance.
Apprentices and new workers are in increasingly high demand, as the manufacturing industry in the UK has been facing the largest skills shortage in over 30 years, and a drop in the number of fresh, young workers joining the manufacturing sector eventually results in a lack of succession. As such, a robust, and continuing, recruitment process is essential, and we are always actively searching for exciting new engineering talent.
With some of the most advanced spring manufacturing capabilities within the heavy duty spring industry, our team of engineers were able to work on numerous customer designs, developing prototypes and samples that engineered the right solution. Together, we developed a product that not only firmly secured a new suspension spring solution, we also delivered a new cost-effective product line for the customer.
Unfortunately, the wire form will probably never break so the only way we will have the opportunity to sell more is if the fishermen drop the fishing box in the lake.
Spring material choice, design and layout are essential components in the making of a floor area, and using the best quality materials is of the utmost importance.
When you participate in an exhibition and meet OEM’s, end-users, colleagues and competitors, you get a sense about the sentiment in the market and also how businesses are developing. This is valuable information as it can help determining your path to the future.
It was a real challenge to overcome the technical demands and a real team effort. The super interaction between the MoonBikes team, the production in Brno and our engineers made it possible to design functional solution.
As leaders in heavy springs we strive to lead from the front, securing the very latest technology to ensure we stay ahead of the game to deliver competitively to our customer base across the multiple sectors we serve. This latest investment not only enables us to expand our product range, it also creates a new flexibility in material grade opportunities, increasing quality options, which in turn enables us to pass on cost efficiencies to our customers.
Unfortunately, we see a challenging situation ahead of us for the second quarter of 2022 in terms of material supply and increased cost.
We think this is the first automatic packaging line with a complete process of workflows in the automotive coil springs business area. The shorter lead times which the packaging line bring are highly appreciated by our customers.
We look forward to serving a large number of local players in Spain. Our first focus will be the market for door springs, a segment in which Alcomex is European leader. As far as industrial springs are concerned, we have interesting industries to address and for which our experience and expertise as a spring manufacturer will bring significant added value. Our group sees a great future in this new market.
We are happy to have a large global group behind us that are leading in spring excellence and see growth opportunities in the American market. We can offer a wider product range to our customers and assist the companies in the group with our capacity and knowledge. Huge benefits for all!
Our aim is to put effort into overseeing the entire value chain, which also will become an increasingly important customer requirement. We need to ensure that, for example, materials that we purchase and transportation meet our high sustainability demands.
As part of our global long-term future-focused growth strategy, the heavy springs sector has been identified as one of four key expansion areas and the Cornwall sites evolution, to a new Lesjöfors brand, is a natural fit for the company’s future.
Our relationship with Bruderer UK goes back more than 15 years, and this will be the third new machine we’ve taken from Adrian Haller and his team. The Swiss stamping technology is the best in the world when it comes to precision, achieving tolerances and delivering flexibility, and this new BSTA 410-110B2 will be the real jewel in the crown of our new press shop.
We are excited over the fact that our sales curves are not only rising compared to the disastrous corona year 2020, but also to the record year 2019.
Local-to-local solutions are getting increasingly important for customers. This set-up really underlines the upside with a global group of companies like ours where we can offer optimal pricing, service and supply regardless location.
We have noticed an increase in demand from the market in recent years and therefore it was just the right time to introduce this product group now. There is a demand from, above all, industrial customers throughout Europe and we are pleased to now be able to supplement our range of gas springs with another in-demand product.
Since the acquisition, we have continued to broaden our market presence and refined innovative sales techniques and products. In particular, the decentralised management structure of Lesjöfors has allowed us to retain our individuality, whilst still gaining access to the Lesjöfors groups’ expertise and support.
Velleuer has over the past years grown both in new customers and in existing customers who have broaden their business with us, which we see as a warranty that our offering to the market is what the customers want. We are eager to move in and fill the space with competence!
We are happy this opportunity came up and March 2020 was the right time for us to make a transition at a reasonable cost. For further steps, we are monitoring new opportunities according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
The ease of having a partnership based on the same values as ours cannot be underestimated. Competence, responsiveness and flexibility are factors that make us happy to recommend Lesjöfors to others.
Our team’s ambition does not end with the competitions, we want to continue to optimize the systems and assist with expertise for a full-scale Hyperloop network we hope to see in Sweden in the future.
The biogasol plant is one of many sustainability projects in the group where we really show our commitment to the green transition. We are following the project with great interest and will systematically evaluate the biogasol project towards our goals, and if all goes well, there is a high probability that more companies in our group are to follow.
The purpose of the lab is partly to meet an increasing need of testing from our customers, but above all for us to be able to develop our production processes and increase our knowledge of springs and the materials. We hope that the test lab will become a European center for spring development in the future.
We have been working hard and focused with our work environment but we still have a way to go before we reach 100 per cent goal fulfilment. We have more tasks on the agenda and our next step will be to implement Gemba Walk Management where daily walks will increase the safety level even further and prevent unsafe acts and consequently prevent injuries.
We see that more and more industrial companies strive to lower their energy consumption and transfer to fossil-free electricity production. Not many have installed a solar cell plant of our size though in our region, so we are happy for this opportunity.
I personally have cooperated with Siegenia for 25 years and I very much appreciate the partnership when it comes to new product development. As Siegenia demands a high quality and safety level with its products on a highly competitive market, we always strive for efficiency both in the manufacturing process and in the preventive quality strategy. This match perfectly with the spirit of both our companies.
Our group has a built-in robustness with a strong cash flow, stable supply chains and long-term strategies, which is unique and one of our absolute and foremost strengths.
Lesjöfors has made significant investments in machinery and production capacity in the UK to be able to produce most parts in the country should the need arise. Lesjöfors is a stable, long-term company, focused on quality, range and service and, whilst nobody knows what the future holds, I’m confident we’ll see many more peaks and troughs in the years to come. As 2020 draws to a close we feel positive for the future and remain driven to meet our customers’ needs.
With our investments in the Slovakian site, we aim to strengthen our local presence as well as the market position of Stumpp + Schüle in general. Especially in connection with the „Local-for-Local” topic, which is more relevant than ever, we consider it absolutely necessary to expand our product and service portfolio for our customers accordingly.
Thanks to the new Daching machine we can now weld all these six spots at the same time, which has reduced the production time considerably. We estimate the efficiency improvement in this process about ten times compared to the earlier way of doing it, which is truly impressing
Our new, updated machinery that replaced the old machines is also an important step for us to be not only more productive but also more environmental friendly. We are very happy that Lesjöfors’ management team understands the great potential here and believe in us. The Latvian team is now more than ready to take on new business and advanced spring projects.
We got the response upon the question that JWSL was the most responsive company to the request and that it was just as easy to work with a company in Singapore as it is to have the supplier next door.
We are very happy that we can contribute to fight this pandemic. Our products meet the high standards of the very restricted area of medical equipment and we do our utmost to speed up the production of this particular component and deliver in the requested time frame.
The Tribelt range covers any process, from baking, frying, and crusting to freezing and packaging.
Normally validation as a new supplier takes months of trials before volume production but in this very abnormal period we’ve been fast-tracking processes to suit our customers and are beyond proud to be able to play a supportive role in today’s climate.
We have activated a carefully prepared emergency plan both at group level and in every company. We follow the development globally and locally and adapt quickly to the current situation.
Regularly, we get requests from customers who need springs working close to a furnace or in flow valve for steam for example. Compression springs in tool steel could be a great cost effective alternative in many high temperature applications.
With more space and state-of-the-art machinery, we are well-equipped to take on more complex and challenging projects.
Our engineers are able to custom design gas springs and gas struts, manufacturing them from the highest quality materials suitable for many applications. In addition, we can adapt any design to accommodate specific lengths, connections, and end-fittings within our factory.
Despite the widely reported decline in investment, their response to our customers’ demands has seen our company turnover grow from £19m to £23m in the last two years.
The fact that we join forces and gather skilled staff from all our business areas in our stand is highly appreciated by our visitors since they can get answers on their questions immediately and a personal contact that will follow up any enquiries.