Despite a volatile economic situation, Austrian heat treatment plant manufacturer AICHELIN is optimistic about the future. This is due not only to numerous incoming orders in the area of new plants, but also to the increased demand for rebuilds and maintenance.
AICHELIN, one of the leading manufacturers of industrial furnaces headquartered in Mödling, Austria, draws a positive half-year balance. In the area of new plants, the company can look back on a high order backlog as well as a continuously good incoming orders situation. These include equipment orders from well-known companies, primarily in the areas of fastening and drive technology from Western Europe and Asia.
"Like any other industrial company, the procurement side presents us with major challenges in terms of availability and price. However, as far as the order situation is concerned, we are very proud that, in addition to long-standing existing customers, numerous new customers also rely on the quality and reliability of our products," Michael Reisner, Managing Director of AICHELIN Ges.m.b.H. responsible for the new equipment business, is pleased to report.
In the service sector, the current uncertainty surrounding the gas supply is generating a sharp increase in demand for conversion from gas to electric heating. "We are contacted daily by customers who want to switch to electric heating systems. But we are also fundamentally noticing an increasing sensitivity to the topic of maintenance and conversions to in-crease system efficiency," summarizes Thomas Peinkofer, Managing Director of AICHELIN Service GmbH.
To meet the current requirements, the "AICHELIN Green Check" has been launched as a special ser-vice offer. With it, the AICHELIN experts analyze any CO2 and energy saving potential and work out concrete implementation steps with the plant operator. Originally developed as a decarbonization measure, the service solution really shines in the current situation. "Our digital products for plant control and maintenance support are also experiencing growing inter-est. For us, this is proof that we have set the right course with the digital maintenance assistant #jakob and our process control system FOCOS 4.0," Peinkofer says.
AICHELIN is also increasingly focusing on the trendsetting area of electromobility. The focus here is on heat treatment systems for drives, electric motors and the production of battery powder.
An important milestone for the second half of the year is the opening of the Assembly Center Europe in Celje, Slovenia. This consolidation of new equipment manufacturing in Europe at one location will further strengthen the competitiveness and strength of the AICHELIN brand.
About AICHELIN Ges.m.b.H.
AICHELIN Ges.m.b.H., with its headquarters in Mödling near Vienna, is one of the leading European companies for atmosphere-based industrial furnaces and systems for the heat treatment of metal components. The Austrian company has 100 employees and focuses not only on the production of industrial furnaces, but also on control and automation systems, industry-4.0 solutions and their servicing and maintenance. Its furnaces are primarily used in the fastener, bolts and roller bearings industries, in the industry for precision and bulk parts, in the electrical components industry, in commercial heat treating operations as well as in the automotive and automotive supplier industry. https://www.aichelin.at
About AICHELIN Service GmbH
AICHELIN Service GmbH in Ludwigsburg, Germany is the main hub for all services involving the AICHELIN furnaces and systems for heat treatment as well as of plants by other manufacturers. Moreover, the Ludwigsburg site also houses the central AICHELIN spare parts warehouse with the dispatch logistics department and the main scheduling office for service engineers. With around 80 technicians in support and field service, AICHELIN Service supports its customers with services such as repair, preventive maintenance, rebuilding and modernization, inspections, spare parts services, Industry 4.0 solutions but also with training and seminars. https://www.aichelin-service.com
About AICHELIN Group
As part of Berndorf AG, AICHELIN Group is a leading provider of heat treatment solutions, such as industrial furnaces, induction hardening plants, industrial gas burners systems, control and automation systems, industry-4.0 solutions as well as services. The AICHELIN headquarters are located in Mödling near Vienna. The company's roots date back to 1868. The long-established brand AICHELIN, as well as AFC-HOLCROFT, EMA Indutec, SAFED, BOSIO, and NOXMAT, make up the group and together employ more than 1,000 people. AICHELIN Group ranges among the world's top 3 heat treatment companies. AICHELIN's subsidiaries in Europe are located in Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, and Switzerland; the worldwide presence of the company includes subsidiaries and branch offices in China, India, and the US, as well as a sales network in 22 more countries. https://www.aichelin.com
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