Our optisize concept for bumpers has now conquered the market, with many customers being convinced of its advantages. This success has prompted us to transfer the concept to further components. The promising approaches will only be put into practice as the year goes on. In interiors, too, Schneider Form tools were responsible for the cockpits and door panels of the Transit Connect, VW Polo, Opel Astra, Volvo V70, Citroen C5 and the Passat CC. They were put into service not only in Europe, but also in China and South Africa. In the case of diecasting moulds, we have developed, with structural components, a new, promising field in lightweight construction.
The above-mentioned cost savings are the direct result of coordinated production strategy between Portugal and Germany, as well as optimised procurement with the aid of Schneider Form China. Today, cross-location planning as well as standardised and synchronized processes allow us, in each case, to use the most suitable resources for tool manufacture.