Review FRIMO TechDay Freilassing
250 visitors for the FRIMO TechDay
10 / 2014 - Under the motto "Technology trends and innovations" the FRIMO group invited its customers and business partners to the Freilassing TechDay on September 25, 2014. Almost 250 participants from more than 50 different companies and 14 countries of origin came along, to get the latest insights into topics including surfaces, thermoforming, laminating and edgefolding. Peter Rajsp, FRIMO plant manager in Freilassing, was pleased with the response. “We are proud to say that many innovative production solutions are "made in Freilassing”. This demonstrates the considerable expertise in our region. And to ensure things stay that way, we would like to highlight opportunities as well as challenges, to retain our leading position at the forefront in future“ said Peter Rajsp concerning company strategy. The mayor of Freilassing, Josef Flatscher, was similarly impressed as he gave a short speech and welcomed the FRIMO initiative, to have selected the urban Lokwelt as the industry hub of choice.
Participants included specialists and key decision-makers, most of whom were from automotive or automotive supplier industries. Alongside major OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche, PSA Peugeot Citröen, VW and Volvo, Tier 1 system suppliers were also well represented, including Dräxlmaier, Eissmann, Fehrer, Faurecia, IAC, Inteva, Johnson Controls, Magna, Parat, SMP and Visteon. Meanwhile, as well as the FRIMO partners Benecke-Kaliko, Eschmann Textures, Galvanoform, Jowat, Senoplast and Sika Automotive, numerous other specialists also attended the event, offering a diverse range of raw materials and semi-finished products on-site.
Amid the incomparable and atmospheric setting of the Freilassinger Lokwelt venue, the program offered an appealing mix of lectures, trade exhibits and discussions. During the presentations, experts from IHS, Benecke-Kaliko, Visteon France, Sika Automotive and FRIMO itself shed light on a varied complex of topics as well as reporting on experiences and perspectives. Following an overview to survey the development of the European car market, the focus turned to the range of design options for modern vehicle interiors focusing on high-class surfaces, whether in leather, artificial leather, textiles or also a wide range of films. This was followed by a more in-depth insight into the background tooling and machine technology, with the scope extending right up to turnkey production solutions. Also on the agenda were innovative solutions in the form of process combinations, which FRIMO offers on a tailored basis to meet quite specific individual customer requirements alongside its portfolio of standard solutions.
The highlight of the Technology Live afternoon was FRIMO’s comprehensive plant tour, through its facility based on Liegnitzer street in Freilassing. The thermoforming sector showcased flexible production solutions, new potential offered in IMG (in-mold graining) developments as well as thermoforming simulation alongside a foil stretching frame. Further along at other stations, visitors saw fully automatic edgefolding, efficient insert-construction via groove lamination as well as further innovative control concepts. This was also a chance for all those taking part to gain new practical experience, inspect the construction of tooling and system technology at close quarters and see further evidence of the expertise on show at the FRIMO Freilassing site, one of the key competence centers of the FRIMO group, with 220 employees (at Freilassing and Ainring) and contributing 45 million Euros to the overall group sales of 180 million Euros.
“Having this amount of interest in an event like today spurs us on to continue our effort and further enhance our abilities. That´s why we see our role as a technology partner and solution provider for all our customers worldwide" states Manfred Rudholzer, Vice President Sales at FRIMO Group when commenting on the event.
About FRIMO (www.frimo.com)
Additional production and sales locations belong to the FRIMO Group, with over 1,200 employees in Europe, Asia, and the Americas as well as numerous international representatives. The FRIMO Group was again distinguished for excellent service. FRIMO has received the SPE Awards, known as the “Oscars of the Plastic Industry”, 18 times already. In 2014, FRIMO was distinguished with the JEC Innovation Award in Atlanta for the cooperation project “Street Shark”. The work of the FRIMO Group for the plastics processing industries includes a broad range of technologies from polyurethane processing, flexible trimming, punching, pressing and forming, thermoforming, laminating, and edgefolding, as well as joining and glueing. System solutions for large-series capable processing of fiber-reinforced plastics (composite technology) are also part of the business. For this purpose, FRIMO offers its customers tailored tools, machines, and production systems as individual or complete solutions from a single source.
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