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AICHELIN Service receives order worth 2.1 million euros for preventive maintenance of heat treatment plants in the US

Ludwigsburg (ptp020/08.03.2022/10:35)

AICHELIN Service GmbH supports a renowned European automotive component supplier and its US subsidiary with an extensive maintenance project of industrial furnace systems for heat treatment. This project was launched in November 2021, is planned to last several months, and also includes the delivery of service and spare parts amounting to Eur 2.1 million euros. The maintenance measures ensure the production safety of the plants and guarantee high delivery capacity of the customer.

For over five years, the subsidiary of the technology group has already been successfully operating several AICHELIN plants in the US. The plants from the AICHELIN "heatXpress" series are successfully used for the production of car body parts for passenger cars.

AICHELIN Service as a globally operating competence partner

Aichelin Service GmbH in Ludwigsburg has taken on the coordination of this complex maintenance project as a service partner. Experts of the customer's locations in Germany will also be involved in the project. Several AICHELIN service units from Mödling/Austria and Ludwigsburg will work together across locations and are coordinated via the central project management at AICHELIN Service GmbH in Ludwigsburg. Thanks to the long-term partnership, the customer chooses AICHELIN's top competence and service readiness for their international sites as well.

The upcoming maintenance works are part of a large-scale maintenance project that was launched in November 2021 and is set to be completed by the end of 2022. The AICHELIN Group's U.S. company, AFC-Holcroft, is also involved in this project and, together with its European service colleagues, is ensuring the provision of a high quality of service to the customer. At peak times, up to 20 AICHELIN service employees will be on site in the US within several project phases. The aim of the current maintenance project is to update the plants to the latest technological standards over the coming months. This will ensure delivery capacity of the US plant's ability to supply its customers by way of a high production reliability. The focus of the maintenance measures will be on burner technology and productivity of the high-speed transport systems inside the 920°C press-hardening furnaces.

About AICHELIN Service GmbH
AICHELIN Service GmbH in Ludwigsburg, Germany, is the competence center for all services regarding AICHELIN heat treatment plants as well as plants by other manufacturers. The Ludwigsburg site also houses the central AICHELIN spare parts depot with the dispatch logistics department and the main scheduling office for service engineers. With around 80 technicians in office and field service, AICHELIN Service supports its customers with services such as spare parts, inspections, preemptive maintenance, modification and modernization, industry 4.0 solutions, but also with trainings and seminars.

About AICHELIN Group
As part of Berndorf AG, AICHELIN Group, with its headquarters in Mödling near Vienna, is a leading provider of heat treatment solutions. This includes industrial furnaces, induction hardening plants, industrial heating systems, control and automation systems, Industry 4.0 solutions as well as other services. 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 1,100 people. AICHELIN Group ranges among the world's top 3 heat treatment companies. AICHELIN's subsidiaries in Europe are located in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, France, and Switzerland; the worldwide presence of the company includes subsidiaries and branch offices in China, India, Russia, the US, as well as a sales network in 22 more countries.

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Contact and further information:
Sibylle Feith - Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (0)7141 6437 105

Aussender: Aichelin Holding GmbH
Ansprechpartner: Wolfgang Brosche
Tel.: +43 2236 236460