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MEKU Group continues strategic growth through acquisition of Mühlan AG

15. October 2018 | in News

MEKU Formenbau Werkzeugbau GmbH in Denzlingen, Außenaufnahme

Expansion of capacities and know-how in the area of mold making and tool making in the competency centre for plastics

The MEKU Group continues its strategic growth. Following the successful integration of the Weisshaar Group, MEKU has now taken over Norbert Mühlan AG, mold making and tool making in Denzlingen. Through this strategic acquisition, the MEKU Group strengthens its competency centre plastics and expands its capacities in the area of mold making and tool making, in the production of complex assemblies as well as in maintenance. The technological know-how of the 22 Mühlan employees, who were all taken over, supplements and expands the existing and is the perfect complement to the capacities at the locations Villingen-Schwenningen and Stockach.

Due to the extended capacities and the gained know-how, MEKU is well prepared for the growing market requirements, because the increased flexibility and process reliability guarantee that MEKU can meet quality requirements of their customers as well as its own to the highest degree. The acquisition of Norbert Mühlan AG also creates the basis for expanded market access and strengthens MEKU’s position as a value-creating partner and system supplier.

Clever Mold System ensures the greatest possible flexibility at the Competency Centre Plastics

20. April 2018 | in News

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The Competence Center Plastics is breaking new ground in the production of very small series and prototypes. In order to be able to work more efficiently and cost-effectively, the plastics specialists at MEKU tested Hasco’s A8500 Clever Mold System over a longer period of time.

Matthias Jäger.
Matthias Jäger.

“We were looking for a solution to significantly reduce our set-up times on our injection molding machines and increase our flexibility,” explains Matthias Jäger in an interview with the industry magazine “werkzeug & formenbau”. In the recently published article, the authorized representative and Head of Sales & Development reports on the experiences that have been made while testing the Clever-Mold System and why MEKU Kunststoff has decided in it’s favor as a permanent solution. “Tools and production can now be far better aligned to a holistically optimized production,” Jäger summarizes the benefits of the clever system, which is based on its own tool philosophy, that has really convinced the specialists at MEKU. By using the Clever Mold System, production and tool production can now not only be created from the perspective of just one assembly: “We are now in a position to take better account of the whole situation on the machine.” In addition, the Hasco system allows the plastics experts to redefine the handling of the number of pieces: this can be made significantly more cost-effective, as the system makes a growing tool solution as well as a short reaction to changing market conditions possible.

By using the Clever Mold System, the MEKU Competency Centre Plastics offers mass production quality right from the start – fast, flexible, cost-effective and uncompromising. This radical change goes beyond production itself: “It also applies to design and  planning,” explains Matthias Jäger, why a lot has changed at MEKU since the test phase of the A8500. Jäger is certain: “By using this system we are very well equipped for the future. ”

Please read the whole article (German language) from “werkzeug & formbau” here: https://www.werkzeug-formenbau.de/spritzen-giessen/meku-setzt-auf-a8500-clever-mold-system-von-hasco-126.html

 

Innovation Driver with Practical Touch

25. October 2017 | in News

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“Innovation Driver with Practical Touch” was the headline to the closing press release for the 25th Fakuma trade fair. This might well have been a description of the MEKU stand at the traditional industry meet, where the focus was on showcasing the MEKU Group as the “value-creating partner for that decisive +”.

The MEKU stand presented a range of technologies and solutions. The emphasis was primarily on the topic of plastics but in fact extended far beyond to cover the group’s development expertise in general, as exhibited by the complex assemblies on show.

The general feedback from the customers, suppliers and business partners who visited our stand clearly demonstrated that they fully recognise and value the advantages offered by our perfect synergy of metals, electronics and plastics. This provided confirmation that MEKU has clearly positioned itself as a system supplier along the entire value chain in the development and manufacture of complex plastic injection-moulded products, electronic applications, and mechatronic assemblies and systems.

MEKU acquires Weisshaar Kunststoffverarbeitung Formenbau GmbH; workforce and machinery all retained

16. October 2017 | in News

MEKU übernimmt Mitarbeiter und Maschinen der Weisshaar Kunststoffverabeitung Formenbau GmbH

The MEKU Group has acquired the company Weisshaar Kunststoffverarbeitung Formenbau GmbH, based in Deißlingen, Germany, with effect from 1st November 2017. The acquisition represents an ideal addition to the company portfolio in two major respects. Firstly, the technological know-how of the 45 Weisshaar employees – all of whom will be kept on – rounds off our existing expertise. Secondly, the product lines complement each other very well. Moreover, we will now be able to expand our toolmaking and maintenance units, thanks to the influx of skilled employees (fitters and toolmakers) from Weisshaar.

Finally, the addition to our machinery pool will enable us to produce a greater volume of units, thereby ensuring that MEKU is well placed to meet the growing market demands. This will increase our market access and strengthen our market position.

MEKU gewinnt Christian Marquardt für das Qualitätsmanagement im Kompetenzzentrum Kunststoff

1. October 2017 | in News

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MEKU begrüßt neue Azubis an mehren Standorten – Startschuss zur Ausbildung zum Wertschöpfungspartner

30. September 2017 | in News

MEKU begrüßt neue Azubis

MEKU begrüßt eine weitere Generation von Azubis, die in Eching und Villingen-Schwenningen ihre Ausbildung begonnen haben. Andreas Adelsberger (Werkzeugmechaniker Fachrichtung Stanztechnik; 3. von links) und Jacob Andresen (Maschinen und Anlagenführer; Bildmitte) vervollständigen das Azubi-Team in den Kompetenzzentren Metall und Mechatronik am Standort Eching. Bereits im zweiten Lehrjahr werden Sam Durner (Maschinen und Anlagenführer; 2. von links) und Thomas Knoll (Werkzeugmechaniker Fachrichtung Stanztechnik; 2. von rechts) von den Ausbildern Simon Meßner (links) und David Katzenbogner (rechts) angeleitet.

Im Kompetenzzentrum Kunststoff startet gleich ein Sextett ins erste Lehrjahr (von links nach rechts): Marcel Schmelzer (Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik), Lisa-Marie Schuster (Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik), Simon Dinkel (Werkzeugmechaniker Fachrichtung Formentechnik), Fabienne Borrmann (Werkzeugmechanikerin Fachrichtung Formentechnik), Moritz Beutelspacher (Verfahrensmechaniker für Kunststoff- und Kautschuktechnik) sowie Daniele Fanello (Verfahrensmechaniker für Kunststoff- und Kautschuktechnik) verstärken unsere Mannschaft am Standort Villingen-Schwenningen.
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