Building a Partnership - Schaltag

Building a Partnership
Building a Partnership
Building a Partnership

Building a Partnership

Schaltag for Maillefer: Production of a Winding Unit for Plastic Pipes

Maillefer SA, based in Ecublens, is one of the market leaders in extrusion lines for pipes and tubes. The company operates worldwide and produces machines for the manufacture of drip water lines for agriculture.

Schaltag delivers cooling lines and cabling, as well as the winding unit for the extrusion lines. This unit winds plastic pipes at breathtaking speed, cuts these off without interruption and prepares the finished rolls for removal.

When searching for the ideal business partner, production technology, flexibility and costs were important to Maillefer. With Schaltag, they have found a company that places the production of machines and assembly groups at the heart of its core business. In addition to this, its manufacturing capacity can easily be adapted to meet fluctuations in demand. A detailed procurement plan and assembly plan was prepared in collaboration with the customer, and decisions were taken regarding the components and assembly groups to be procured or produced, and at which locations. The complex final assembly, as well as the comprehensive final testing of the winding unit are carried out at the headquarters in Effretikon.

Maillefer appreciates the commitment of the Schaltag employees – from the development stage through to the finished production process. This partnership is characterised by the following:

  • The best purchasing conditions for the procurement of all required components
  • Suggested improvements based on extensive experience in production continuously increase efficiency
  • Optimal cost-effectiveness by combining locations in Switzerland and the Czech Republic
  • Maillefer can focus on its core competency
  • Competitiveness is continuously increased through active partnership