After one and a half years of construction Spilker GmbH has completed its new location for the production of flexible dies in Lage / Kachtenhausen. On a surface of 3500 m² the latest production methods are used, which are unique in this form so far.
Founded in 1963 by Herbert Spilker as a small engraving company, the Spilker GmbH is still family-owned today, now in its third generation. The early specialisation in rotary tools ensured steady growth from the very beginning, which is why the company location and production in Leopoldshöhe have been steadily expanded to this day. Already in 1988, the production of flexible dies started there as a further mainstay and as one of the early flexible die manufacturers, Spilker has since then accompanied all technical developments on the market.
When the business area of the flexible die production was to be further expanded at the end of 2018, suitable building ground for a second site had to be sought. Because further expansion at the main site was no longer possible. The appropriate place was found in Kachtenhausen, only two kilometres away. This immediate proximity was important when choosing the location, because the synergies and many advantages of the short distances between the three company divisions of flexible die production, rotary tool production and the construction of special machines for the converting industry should certainly be preserved. After all, it is precisely this combination that enables Spilker to offer its customers comprehensive services far beyond the individual products.
For example, the main plant houses a technical centre with its own converting machines. Here, cutting tests can be carried out for customers under realistic conditions, own product developments can be tested and test setups and material tests are possible. The knowledge gained from all these tests and from the machine projects realised naturally benefits all areas of the company and thus also the flexible die production. Also at the main location there is an own construction and development department, which can realise individual adaptations and also offers suitable solutions for demanding requirements which deviate from the standard.
As the complete flexible die production is moving to the new location, urgently needed space will be available at the main site to further expand the production of rotary tools and mechanical engineering.