Customised tools Müller Präzisionswerkzeuge wins largest single order in company history
A Canadian company is again relying on Müller for the initial equipment of a new production line in the USA. The order volume is the largest single order in the company's history.
The Canadian company produces, among other things, consumer packaging for food, beverages and consumer goods. Automobile manufacturers also purchase moulded parts such as bumpers, grilles, rear lights, dashboards, cup holders and control elements from there. In addition, electronic housings and assemblies for appliances, gaming systems, PCs, laptops, children's toys, televisions and smartphones are made lighter, more efficient and more durable. The Canadian company also has several production sites in Europe.
Other locations in Asia are also regularly supplied with both new tools and reconditioned tools. Due to the many years of successful cooperation, it was decided to also commission Müller with the initial equipment of a new production line in the USA.
A large number of tools are required for the initial equipment. Müller therefore supplies a wide range of solid carbide drills, solid carbide step drills, solid carbide reamers, solid carbide end mills and HSS drills in a wide variety of dimensions to the USA. “The 'smallest' tool has a diameter of 2.51 mm. The 'largest' tool is 35.9 mm in diameter. Everything in between is represented,” Sandra Franz, Internal Sales at Müller, describes the scope of delivery.
Müller expects the cooperation to be expanded further. “The initial equipment is needed to ramp up production and covers the tool cycle. This includes the safety stock on site, the tools in transit to and from the regrinder and the consumption during the replenishment period,” Franz explains the scope of the initial stock. Since tools are subject to constant wear in use, they have to be replaced or reconditioned sooner or later. “We therefore strongly expect that follow-up orders will be triggered promptly to replace the used tools. In addition, despite the long distance, we hope that our reconditioning service will also be taken up. The locations in Luxembourg and Asia already make use of it,” Franz continues.
“The core business for Müller remains the automotive industry. In addition, we are also active in other sectors such as automation, the hydraulics and pneumatics industry, medical technology or, as in this case, the packaging and food industry. This pays off in the long run,” Mathias Schmidt, Managing Director of Müller Präzisionswerkzeuge explains. “The crisis has hit the entire tool industry hard. But thanks to our broad portfolio and our long-standing relationships with our partners, we have made it through 2020 relatively well. And in the second half of 2021, the industry is expecting a partial recovery of the market conditions. Such orders as the initial equipment of the production line in the USA is the result of high-quality work and the commitment of the entire team - and extremely positive news for our economic situation,” Schmidt explains.