TRUMPF has opened a new smart factory at its headquarters in Ditzingen and the new facility is already producing sheet metal parts for the company’s machine tools. Designed as a fully connected manufacturing environment, the smart factory also serves as a demonstration centre – a place where SMEs and other businesses can see for themselves how efficient sheet metal fabrication works.
“We have 30 machines connected to each other in our new smart factory. Connectivity helps reduce scrap rates and processing time as well as boosting efficiency. Nowhere else in the world offers our particular mix of problem-solving skills for sheet metal fabrication,” says Heinz-Jurgen Prokop, Chief Executive Officer Machine Tools at TRUMPF.
The smart factory is divided into three production halls that cover a total of 5,000 square meters and, along with Chicago in the U.S. and Taicang in China, Ditzingen has become the third TRUMPF location to have a fully connected manufacturing facility. This means the company has a smart factory in each of the world’s major regions, highlighting its determination to get closer to its customers.
The TRUMPF showroom in the UK is the ideal starting point for British manufacturers to explore the latest TRUMPF technology live in action. It too has been upgraded with the newest sheet metal machinery for laser cutting, bending, punching, laser marking, power tools and to provide all the resources for companies to create, fine-tune and analyze smart factory solutions that best suit their specific needs and budget.
Also new is an interactive virtual showroom tour that enables customers to keep up to date with the latest TRUMPF technology from the comfort of their own offices.