Number of employees and sales have grown significantlyBaden-Württemberg enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide as a high-tech centre, and the plastics processing industry in the region is making a major contribution to this. Even prior to the establishment of the Stuttgart technology forum, ENGEL had a large customer base in the south-west of Germany, which was initially serviced by the Nuremberg subsidiary. With the establishment of ENGEL Stuttgart five years ago, the machine builder has decreased the distance to ENGEL for its customers in the south-west.
"The volume of orders and sales in the region have increased over the past five years", continues Wilde, identifying two main reasons. On the one hand, ENGEL was able to win new customers in the south-west of Germany. On the other hand, development of the industry in the state is particularly dynamic. Baden-Württemberg and especially the region of Stuttgart are Europe-wide pioneers in the area of electro-mobility, which requires more and more metal/plastic composite components for its new drive concepts. "With the ENGEL insert injection moulding machines, which are being offered with clamping forces of up to 400 tonnes, and our high degree of expertise in automation, we are offering solutions specifically tailored to this market segment", emphasises Wilde.
Best service, from project planning to after-salesFor many customers, ENGEL delivery of single-source, highly integrated and automated production cells is an important factor in selecting ENGEL as a partner. ENGEL in Stuttgart works closely with the Business Units at the Schwertberg headquarters and, in addition, has developed a strong network of local systems and development partners in Baden-Württemberg. "Geographic proximity to each other often accelerates project planning", states Wilde. For example, this is again and again apparent in medical technology, an area in which the ENGEL Deutschland Technologieforum in Stuttgart is generating above-average profits from the growth of the sector. ENGEL employs its own medical expert at the Stuttgart location.
Last year alone, ENGEL in Stuttgart counted 900 guests.