Market situation and customers
The situation in the agricultural sector has stabilized and accordingly constant production can be maintained in corona times. However, there are still major differences from manufacturer to manufacturer..
The development of our new customers in the areas of agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, railways, shipbuilding and industry is encouraging.
In 2021 we will exhibit at the CastForge in Stuttgart from June 8th to 10th. and in 2022 at the InnoTrans in Berlin from September 20-23. and look forward to interesting discussions with potential new and regular customers.
We draw a positive conclusion from our trade fair appearances in 2019. From the discussions conducted at these trade fairs, we are in some cases even supplying the series for the new customers. This proves once again that IHI is a sought-after partner for sophisticated products.
Certifications and Approvals
The successful auditing of DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 and IATF 16949 in 2020 confirmed the process orientation of our company. This foundation also allows us to successfully pass customer audits from a wide variety of industries.
Equipment and Investment
Further investments in automation technology make us more attractive to our customers.
Thanks to the optimized production of GJS, we are able to offer ADI economically and have been supplying this material in series for years.
Employees, trade agreements and training
With the challenge of labor-intensive industries, such as the foundry industry, we are constantly challenged to drive improvement to offset or overcompensate for growing labor costs through appropriate productivity gains. So far, we have achieved this only to a limited extent, so that we are continuing to push ahead with automation with a corresponding job reduction. Unfortunately, this pays off more and more, as one can also assume that the collective bargaining agreement will experience further increases, which are always difficult to represent in our markets.
In 2021 we will continue our successful cooperation with our personnel service providers in terms of „training“. Accordingly, we have advertised the apprenticeships in the job market.
by the way
After the 225 year celebration in 2019, 2020 was marked by the corona pandemic.
Thanks to timely changes in daily operations to ensure the best possible compliance with hygiene rules and the disciplined behavior of the employees, the company has so far been spared the virus.