Symaga invests to achieve excellence in quality manufacturing
If in 2015 the automation rate of our production was at 80%, Symaga now embarks on a plan to achieve full automation for our factory. The 2016-2018 Investment Plan will add an additional 30% mechanization and full automation of punching and profiling processes. These investments translate in a 30-40% productivity increase for these lines.
Among our most recent additions, two intelligent robots now help in welding operations, reassuring quality and full compliance, while a new robot cell perfects compression rings, the most complex part of the hopper silos. In addition, die-cuts are acquired to improve welding quality in silo's outlet, reddler supports and access doors. With a new 4kw fiber laser and a folding cell, we are achieving productivity gains of more than 40% in cutting and performing processes. In addition, a high performance punching line keeps top quality for our hoppers and support towers. We acquire a new profiling machine with automatic tool changing.
Totaling EUR 4 mill in R&D investments brings us closer to one of major goals: product quality. By 2019, the process of improvement in welding and bending lines is to continue, with plans for acquisitions of a high productivity drill for profiling.
Banking on our constant investment in new technologies and human capital, Symaga reinforces its position as a market leader, doubling production and technical capacity, making us a reference supplier for the largest storage projects in the world.