Global competition is getting stronger. It is becoming increasingly difficult for toolmakers
to differentiate themselves from other companies. The WBA Tooling Academy Aachen has found a way to obtain a superior strategic position and to achieve operational excellence.
The international tooling network is a concept by WBA Tooling Academy Aachen to enable tool shops to internationalise their production. In six steps, tool shops are prepared for successful and effective collaboration around the globe.
What is the key to success in times of internationalisation? The WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie defined process steps that have to be taken in order to gain market intelligence and thus compete on a global market.
The annual community meeting of Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie (WBA) in Aachen, Germany, brought together around 150 professionels fot networking, exchange and insights into the work of the Tooling Academy Aachen.
Germany - Increasing cost pressures and fiercer competition are driving toolmakers to embrace new
concepts such as Tooling 4.0 and to industrialise their operations to reduce idle and lead times by limiting the number of variations in tool components and processes.
The future of tool manufacturing is a smart one: Industry 4.0 is advancing quickly and demands not only smart factories but also smart tools. Data analysis and adaptability are key for keeping up to date.
Brazil/Mexico - Over the course of the entire year 2016, WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie presents spotlights of the most important international tooling markets. This edition focuses on Brazil and Mexico.
Japan/ South Korea - Over the course of 2016, WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie is
presenting spotlights on the most important international tooling markets. This edition focuses on Japan and South Korea.