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SERIAL
PRODUCTION

Serial Production

We put a strong focus on quality, delivery reliability and cost-efficient processes. We are continuously improving processes and introducing new technologies to increase efficiency in prefabrication, welding, and assembly.

We are increasing production capacity for a new product or process to ensure high quality and consistent production.

Production area – We have more than 25.000 m2 of modern, covered production area.

Locations – We are producing vehicle cabins at three Business Sites, located in Kurikka, Finland, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France and Holic, Slovakia.

Annual output: We are manufacturing more than 15.000 vehicle cabins from a pure steel construction to a ready plug and-play cabin per year.

Experienced team – We have more than 150 experienced welders and over 50 welding robots.

Welding Technology

Welders are qualified according to ISO3834 certificate 287-1.

Materials used are mild-steel, high-strength, and stainless steel.

Robot welding with laser detection and voltage monitoring, with modern digital welding equipment.

Testing based on profound knowledge on welding and testing.

Welding processes with MAG, TIG, and resistance welding.

Surface Treatment

E-coating and powder coating (E-coat = Electrostatic Dip Coating).    Surface treatment process is quality-tested according to ISO12944-6 and meets C5-M.    Expected life of cabin more than 15 years.    Quality control according to customer requirements.    Quality tests for paint thickness, gloss level and color.

Shot Blasting – maximum component size

Height: 2.5 m
Width: 2.5 m
Length: 2.5 m
Load capacity: 800 kg

Wet Painting – maximum component size

Height: 2.5 m
Width: 2.1 m
Length: 3.5 m
load capacity 1.500 kg

Phosphating – Zinc phosphate coating is made by dipping (Zn, Mn, Ni).

During phosphating, a so-called conversion layer is formed by chemical reactions of aqueous phosphate solutions with a metallic surface. This consists of firmly adhering metal phosphates.

Electrostatic Dip Coating and Painting

Cathodic dip painting (KTL) is an electrochemical process, in which a workpiece is coated in an immersion bath. The dialysis cells are used as anodes in the KTL bath. They are mounted on both sides of a tank, and as anode they form a corresponding counterpart to the cathodic workpiece. Anodes are covered by special anion exchange membranes. Anolyte is pumped through the cells by an external system. During the painting process, interfering anions are formed in the paint, which are transported from the paint through the membrane into the anolyte and then disposed of.

A neutralizing agent released by the analyte is thus discharged. This keeps a pH-value in the cathodic dip tank within the process parameters.

Certifications

ISO 9001: 2015
ISO 14001: 2004
ISO 3834-2: 2005
OHSAS 18001: 2007