Automotive Innovative industries in East Wuerttemberg 3 The economic region of East Wuerttemberg – automotive competence from A to Z. With its longstanding tradition in the fields of metal working and machining as well as mechanical en- gineering, East Wuerttemberg has developed into a region of industry, business and economy with a high level of automotive competence, not least because of its proximity to the world-famous automotive region of Stuttgart. In this respect, East Wuerttemberg as an economic region remains true to its motto »Region of talents and patents«. Its ranking as the eighth strongest of the 97 German regions in the field of mobility patent regis- trations proves how strong the powers of innovation and the technological efficiency of its companies are. Networking between the industries and cooperation with universities, transfer and research institutes enhances these strengths. In addition to its outstanding transportation infrastructure and its central location in the »Technology Triangle« of Stuttgart – Ulm – Nuremberg, the region offers attractive framework conditions for setting up new businesses, relocating operations or expanding companies. Dr. Ursula Bilger The automotive platform on the Internet: Managing director of WiRO www.ostwuerttemberg.de/automotive Innovative industries in East Wuerttemberg 3 Contents 01 | 02 03 The automotive industry – a growth market 04 | 07 Automotive region East Wuerttemberg 08 | 15 Cross-section of the industry 16 | 17 Universities in the region 18 | Publishing details Publisher: Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH Region Ost- Research and transfer institutes württemberg WiRO. Design: freitagundhäussermann.gestaltungs- agentur, Schwäbisch Gmünd. | 19 Transregional universities and research institutes Photographs courtesy of: Aalen University (HTW), ALFING-Gruppe, 20 | The advantages of the location ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH, BINZ GmbH & Co KG, ERHARD & SÖHNE GmbH, Research institute for precious metals and metal chemistry (fem), HPI Härle Produktentwicklung, University of Coo- | 21 WiRO economic promotion agency perative Education Heidenheim (BA), hema electronic GmbH, Holo- metric Technologies F & E GmbH, Lindenfarb Textilveredlung Julius 22 | 29 Companies Index Probst GmbH & Co KG, MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG, Mürdter Metall- und Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH, Mürdter Werkzeug- und Formenbau GmbH, RICARDO Deutschland GmbH, Carl Stahl GmbH & Co KG, Dr. Staiger, Mohilo + Co GmbH, Julius Schüle Druckguss GmbH, University for Design Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG), Umicore Galvanotechnik GmbH, voestalpine Polynorm Grau GmbH & Co KG, Bruno Weisser GmbH & Co KG, Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, ZF Lenksysteme GmbH, Albert Ziegler GmbH & Co KG East Wuerttemberg – Automotive Competence Centre An overview of companies, educational, research and transfer institutes: Companies from A for aalcon to Z for Ziemer Universities Research/Transfer institutes Attractive conditions for your company 02 | 03 Growth market Automotive Industry It is estimated that every seventh job in Germany, in Baden-Wuerttemberg even every sixth, is directly or indirectly dependent on automobile manufacturing. The automotive industry is still considered one of the most important growth markets. Increasingly shorter product life cycles, the concentration in particular of the OEM sector on core competences and the growing complexity of automobiles offer automotive suppliers significant growth poten- tial – on the condition that they succeed in meeting the challenges of today’s changing economic structures, for instance, by means of cooperative alliances and networking. The East Wuerttemberg region is well prepared to meet these challenges! This region is investing in growth: 500 hectares of commer- cial sites ready for immediate development at 90 locations offer good development oppor- tunities to companies in the automotive sector. A close-knit network of suppliers for automobile manufacturers Automotive region East Wuerttemberg Me The region of East Wuerttemberg has an efficient network of companies and institutes and also university and research foundations tailored to the needs of the automotive industry. Well over two hundred companies employing more than 30.000 people either directly or indirectly supply the manufacturers of cars, trucks, utility vehicles and special vehicles. Mechanical engineering They represent the industries that are of major relevance to the automotive sector and Tool manufacturing benefit from their proximity to leading suppliers of all tier levels, not to mention twelve of the largest OEM companies within a radius of only 300 km – a decisive argument in favour of choosing East Wuerttemberg as a location. Electrical e Precision m Optics Automotive region East Wuerttemberg 04 | 05 Supplier industries e tal working Plastics processing The illustration shows the many Engineering Cars, trucks, utility vehicles, Technical services different fields of the automotive industry in East Wuerttemberg special vehicles which form a tightly woven net- work of suppliers for the manufac- turers of cars, trucks, utility and special vehicles. engineering Automobile mechanics manufacturing Textile industry Chemical industry Aalen-based ALFING Group incorporates three independent companies: - Maschinenfabrik Alfing Kessler supplies crankshafts, forged parts and hardening systems - Alfing Kessler Sondermaschinen produces transfer lines, processing centres and fracture- splitting systems - Alfing Montagetechnik produces screwdriving technology, assembly machines, line-linking systems Competent and multi-faceted 06 | 07 Automotive region East Wuerttemberg The automotive region of East Wuerttemberg provides a far-reaching and extremely multi- layered range of services: the range of companies and competencies in this economic region extends from providers of single components to complete system suppliers, from local SME industry to global player corporations. Examples for outstanding automotive companies located in this area are ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS) in Schwäbisch Gmünd which, with a workforce of over 4.000, produces com- plete steering systems for the automotive industry, or the ALFING Group in Aalen employ- ing approximately 1.750 people and producing crankshafts and forged parts, not to men- The flagship of ZF Lenksysteme GmbH tion production and assembly technology such as hardening systems and processing centres, (ZFLS) is its active front steering system AFS which has been being installed transfer lines and assembly systems also for the premium automotive sector. in the BMW 5 and 3 series since 2005 and which constitutes a quantum leap as far as driving comfort and safety are con- cerned (awarded the Innovation Prize of the German industry 2003). Examples of companies and application areas Cross-section Automotive Industry Major leading industries such as mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing, metal working and plastics processing are as characteristic for the automotive region of East Wuerttemberg as are the representatives of special sectors such as textile, special-purpose vehicles, engineering or design. Companies profit from the networking potential in the industry, from the excellent uni- versity, research and transfer institutes as well as the effective economic development pro- gramme. The following brief descriptions of companies give a representative impression of automotive region East Wuerttemberg. Zeiss measuring machine CenterMax (left) allows precise measurement with high speed Mech. engineering / tool manufacturing scanning. e.g. Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH Oberkochen The scope of MAPAL products (right) ranges from complex World leader in 3D-metrology with CNC-machines and specialty tools to highly efficient complete solutions standard tools. e.g. MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG Aalen Precision tools for precision end-machining of boreholes and surfaces. Provides a wide range of services related to tool-making including tool management Cross-section of the industry 08 | 09 Metal e.g. ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH Giengen Tyre valves for cars, utility vehicles, agricultural machines, bicycles and industrial applications e.g. Julius Schüle Druckguss GmbH Schwäbisch Gmünd Aluminium die casting parts ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik offers e.g. voestalpine Polynorm Grau GmbH & Co KG Schwäbisch Gmünd a complete programme of valve Prototype design and construction, tool-manufacturing, press shop, technology and accessories as assembly and services, serial production start-up for body components well as components for automo- tive engineering and special industrial applications. Schüle Druckguss supplies aluminium die casting parts ready for assembly as well as completely assembled com- ponents (left). Partial view of a compression molding line at the voestalpine Polynorm Grau company where body parts are pressed into shape (right). Examples of companies and application areas Individual and competent APQP product quality planning is standard at Carl Stahl. Lindenfarb washing and bleaching system for gentle and low-tension Textile industry treatment of all kinds of fibres. e.g. Carl Stahl GmbH & Co KG Herbrechtingen Safety-belt straps, belt straps and belt systems such as safety belts and airbag retention belts e.g. Lindenfarb Textilveredlung Julius Probst GmbH & Co KG Aalen Contract textile refiner, refines textiles for the automobile industry, technical textiles, home textiles, lining fabrics and other textiles Cross-section of the industry 10 |11 Chemical Industry For a Karmann Coupé® model study, metal surfaces such as the wheel rims or side trim moldings were optically refined with electro- lyte palladium nickel 4920 by e.g. Umicore Galvanotechnik GmbH Schwäbisch Gmünd the Umicore Galvanotechnik com- Design, production and sale of precious and base metal pany. electrolytes, precious metal compounds, platinated titan anodes and semi-finished products Electrical industry/ Precision engineering /Optics e.g. Dr. Staiger, Mohilo + Co GmbH Lorch Torque measurement, calibrations to DKD (German Joining and pressing with electro- Calibration Services) standards, electric motor mechanical joining systems and inspections, force/displacement measurements, integrated quality assurance with electromechanical joining modules force / displacement measure- ments – a specialty of Dr. Staiger Mohilo + Co GmbH. Examples of companies and application areas One of the highlights by RICARDO Deutschland: the 7-gear dual clutch transmission for the Bugatti Veyron. Automobile manufacturing e.g. ERHARD & SÖHNE GmbH Schwäbisch Gmünd Global leader in its branch and preferred product development partner for fuel tank technology Its use of state-of-the-art products e.g. RICARDO Deutschland GmbH Schwäbisch Gmünd and process technologies makes RICARDO is a leading supplier of power train and automotive ERHARD Automotive one of the technology and a strategic advisory partner for the automotive leading providers of fuel tanks for utility vehicles and of fuel tank industry worldwide systems. Cross-section of the industry 12 | 13 Special-purpose vehicles e.g. BINZ GmbH & Co KG Lorch Official cars, stretch limousines, hearses and special purpose vehicles e.g. Albert Ziegler GmbH & Co KG Giengen Fire-engines, fire-extinguisher pumps, fire-hoses, water canons and mixing systems, fire-fighting equipment, services BINZ GmbH & Co KG is a successful producer of stretch limousines. Example: BINZ XL based on the Mercedes E-Class. The modular design of Ziegler fire- fighting vehicles allows fire engines, trucks and special-purpose vehicles to be custom-built and equipped to suit the specific use. Examples of companies and application areas With its high-speed milling machines, Mürdter Plastics manufactures tools for the automotive industry, e.g. Mürdter Werkzeug- und Formenbau GmbH Mutlangen chiefly for the production Injection-molding tools, stamping die tools, IMD tools of parts for car interiors. Mürdter Metall- und Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH Mutlangen Technical thermoplastic parts, assembly, ultrasonic bonding, adhesive bonding, hot stamping, coating and flock spraying (outsourced) e.g. Bruno Weisser GmbH & Co KG Neresheim Plastic molding, thermoforming, mould-making 5-axis milling for the production of molded plastic parts and tools at Bruno Weisser, Neresheim. Cross-section of the industry 14 | 15 Sound absorbing heat shield in Poroblech – a product development by HPI Härle. e.g. hema electronic GmbH Aalen Engineering Automatic testing station for metal parts by hema elec- AF-CADinspect software by Holometric Technolo- tronic, Aalen. gies: Nominal-/actual- Technology, components and systems for process control, surface testing value comparison of digita- and laser welding lising data with CAD or reference data. e.g. Holometric Technologies F & E GmbH Essingen 3-D coordinate measuring technology for quality assurance and data acquisition in the areas of development, design and production e.g. HPI Härle Produktentwicklung Bopfingen Products and processes for the automotive industry and its suppliers Science | Education | Qualification Universities in the region Aalen University – Engineering and Business Studies (HTW) Automotive engineering is one of the main subjects on the General Mechanical Engineering curriclum at Aalen University, where graduates are prepared for their tasks in design, construction, manufacturing and sales in the automotive in- dustry. Apart from general mechanical engineering, there are countless further connections between the course of studies of automotive engineering and the fields of plastics engineering, production technology, surface technology, electronics Car door vibration analysis on and information technology, computer sciences, mechatronics not to mention opto- the roller dynamometer on electronics which are all open to students as interdisciplinary programmes of the machine floor of the faculty of mechanical engineering. study at Aalen University. Rear axle carrier of the present BMW 7 Series, calculated by the University of Aalen during its »Hydroformen« research project. Aalen University (HTW) D-73430 Aalen, T +49 (0)7361 576-0, www.htw-aalen.de Universities in the region 16 | 17 A student of the University of Cooperative Education with a CATIA prototype design of a dual-range gearbox (mechanical engineering studies). University of Cooperative Education Heidenheim (BA) University of Cooperative Education Heidenheim (BA) The BA Heidenheim offers the most diverse range of studies related to the automotive D-89518 Heidenheim industry. Students can participate in a three-year theoretical course of studies while T +49 (0)7321 38-1941 at the same time completing practical training in companies. Many well-known com- www.ba-heidenheim.de panies in this sector are BA partners who train ongoing specialists and junior manage- ment staff. These include SYSTEM STROBEL (Aalen), KÄSSBOHRER Geländefahrzeug AG (Laupheim), MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (München), RUD Kettenfabrik (Aalen), TRW Automotive GmbH (Alfdorf) or VOITH AG (Heidenheim). The University for design Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) works constantly at promoting interdisciplinary cooperation to merge design, science and technology in a pro- fessional form. One example from the field of automotive technology is the user-oriented, interdisciplinary operating concept for utility vehicles investigating the development of ergonomic operating controls and the concept of an information HfG project example: The navigation system interface for professional drivers. using Augmented Reality Technology marks the route as a line projected University for Design Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) onto the road. D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, T +49 (0)7171 602-600, www.hfg-gmuend.de Science | Education | Service Research and transfer institutes Research institute for precious metals and metal chemistry (fem) Research Institute for Precious Metals and Metal Chemistry (fem) This institute located in Schwäbisch Gmünd pursues interdisciplinary D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd research in the fields of surface technology, materials research and T +49 (0)7171 1006-0 sciences, coating technology and metrology. These fields of research www.fem-online.de result in the formation of many links to the automotive industry and its suppliers. Approximately 60 scientists, engineers and technicians ensure application-oriented research and its application in daily practice. Steinbeis transfer centres - Surface and environmental - Materials Engineering , Aalen engineering, Aalen - Polymer Engineering (PETZ), Aalen - Automation technology, Essingen - Plastics engineering, Aalen - GTA-Foundry technology, Aalen - Tool manufacturing and - Image processing and applied mold-making, Rechberghausen Computer Sciences, Aalen Go to www.steinbeis.de for more information 18 | 19 Transregional universities and research institutes Universities, research and transfer centres in the catchment area of the region: University of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Esslingen City Campus, D-70049 Stuttgart, T +49 (0)711 121-0 D-73728 Esslingen am Neckar, T +49 (0)711 397-49 Vaihingen Campus, D-70550 Stuttgart, T +49 (0)711 685-0 www.fht-esslingen.de www.uni-stuttgart.de University of Applied Sciences Ulm Institutes of Stuttgart University D-89075 Ulm, T +49 (0)731 50-208, www.fh-ulm.de Research Institute for Pigments and Coatings, www.fpl.uni-stuttgart.de Institute for Metal Forming Technology, www.uni-stuttgart.de / ifu German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute for Plastics Research and Sciences, www.ikp.uni-stuttgart.de Institut für Verbrennungstechnik Stuttgart, www.dlr.de / vt Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles, Fraunhofer Technology Group (TEG) Stuttgart, www.teg.fhg.de www.ivk.uni-stuttgart.de Fraunhofer Institute for Production Institute for Chemical Processes Engineering, www.icvt.uni-stuttgart.de Engineering and Automation (IPA) Stuttgart, www.ipa.fhg.de Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Stuttgart, www.mf.mpg.de Southern German Plastics Centre (SKZ) Stuttgart, www.skz.de Automotive industry in focus East Wuerttemberg – location of the future East Wuerttemberg offers investors in the automotive industry an outstanding environment with compelling location benefits: • Economic region with high standard of automotive competence • Close-knit network of suppliers in all the major industries relevant to automobile production • Proximity to component manufacturers, system suppliers and important OEM partners • High level of innovation potential as a result of networking between companies and cooperation with the universities, transfer centres and research institutes • Long term competitive advantages as a result of the development of new technologies, applications, products and fields of employment • Further development of training and educational programmes and services • Attractive business locations, commercial real estate and comprehensive location advisory services • Consulting services and support for Start-ups, company relocation and expansion • Promotion programmes from investment financing to EU grants • Region with a high quality of life Online location information system (SIS) at www.ostwuerttemberg.de Location strong points / Economic development programmes 20 | 21 WiRO supports you with: Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH Region Ostwürttemberg WiRO supports investors and prospectives with targeted local marketing • Industrial site management: our database provides online information on approxi- strategies, site management and advisory services. In association with mately 500 hectares of commercial sites municipal economic promotion and other institutes, it offers comprehen- ready for development and over 150 sive advisory services and support when starting up new businesses, existing commercial properties building new plants, relocating and expanding companies. Its role as • Advisory and information services intermediary between the companies, municipal authorities, banks and offering information on the economic economic development institutes makes WiRO a valuable and competent region, development programmes, etc. partner. • Consultation and support for Start-ups • Support in finding cooperation partners • Coordination for new industrial settlement projects Index of Automotive Companies APS engineering D-73432 Aalen Maschinenfabrik Alfing Systems and material flow Bader Pulverbeschichtung GmbH Kessler GmbH simulation, simulation tests D-73434 Aalen aalcon D-73433 Aalen www.aps-engineering.de Decorative and functional Die Konstruktions-GmbH Crankshafts, forged parts, coatings, prototypes and small D-73433 Aalen hardening systems ASA Engineering GmbH series production Construction, production, plastics, www.alfing.de D-73463 Westhausen www.bader-pulver.de mechanical engineering Construction, programming, www.aalcon.de Alfing Kessler set-up, documentation Alfred Beck Sondermaschinen GmbH www.asa-engineering.de Maschinenbau GmbH ADT Automatisierungs- und D-73433 Aalen D-89547 Gerstetten Datentechnik GmbH Transfer lines, flexible production A + B Solutions GmbH Metal processing with laser D-73430 Aalen systems, fracture-splitting systems D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd and CNC technologies Identification technology, control www.alfing.de DNC, operation-, machines-, www.alfred-beck.de technology, software for time-data capture and production customer-specific applications Alfing Montagetechnik GmbH control in the FIT-System Beck Metall GmbH www.adtgmbh.de D-73433 Aalen www.aplusb-solutions.de D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Screwdriving technology, Cut-out parts, module production, AKS Hartmetalltechnik GmbH assembly systems, connecting-rod AWG Max Widenmann KG welded constructions D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd automation D-89537 Giengen www.beck-metall.de Hard metal technology for www.alfing.de Fire-fighting equipment such forming and cutting tools and as hose couplings, jet pipes and Beycon Beyer Consulting for wearing parts ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH conductor pipes D-89552 Steinheim www.aks-hartmetall.de D-89537 Giengen www.awg-fittings.com Recruitment of specialist and Tyre valves, industrial valves, management staff/Automotive turned parts, vehicle parts www.beycon-hr.de www.alligator-ventilfabrik.de Index 22 | 23 BUBLITZ GmbH ERHARD & SÖHNE GmbH D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd Industrial services, metal grinding DSM Messtechnik GmbH Fuel tank systems for utility Binz GmbH & Co KG Telephone +49 (0)7171 405022 D-73431 Aalen vehicles, motor compartment parts D-73547 Lorch Production of joining units and www.erhard-soehne.de Bodywork for ambulances, Colortechnics torque drivers stretch limousines, special Farbbeschichtungen GmbH www.dsm-messtechnik.de ERLAU AG purpose vehicles D-74417 Gschwend D-73431 Aalen www.binz.com Cathodic dip painting, powder elke TECHNIK Wärme- und Tyre protection chains coating, labelling Verbindungssysteme GmbH www.erlau.de Boehlerit GmbH & Co KG www.colortechnics.com D-73479 Ellwangen D-73477 Oberkochen Heat engineering, joining techno- EVO Hard metals and tools CROFT GmbH logy, injection molding Informationssysteme GmbH www.boehlerit.com D-89555 Steinheim www.elke-technik.de D-73568 Durlangen Surface machining, powder Corporate software, product BOOM TRIKES coating, liquid coatings ElringKlinger data management, CNC-pro- Fahrzeugbau GmbH www.croft.de Kunststofftechnik GmbH gramme transfer, quality D-89567 Sontheim D-89520 Heidenheim management Trikes, quads DeWe Engineering GmbH Gaskets and construction www.evo-solutions.com www.boom-trikes.com D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd elements in high-performance 3-D CAD engineering/construction, plastics EYRAINER GmbH & Co KG Werner Briel training courses/workshops, www.elringklinger-kunststoff.de D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd Chemisch technische Präparate consulting Vehicle and equipment safety, D-89537 Giengen www.dewe-engineering.de Frank Entzmann GmbH testing equipment Dust-trapping and cleaning D-73560 Böbingen www.eyrainer.de accessories for coating facilities Hydraulic chucking devices www.staubfix.de www.entzmann.de Index of Automotive Companies GARDENA Grupp GmbH Feinblechbau Schwaben Ltd. Manufacturing GmbH D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd D-73450 Neresheim OEM Division GfO Gesellschaft für Transport racks, coating Stainless steel, steel and D-89547 Gerstetten Oberflächentechnik mbH racks, tube bending, welded aluminium processing Injection molding technology, D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd constructions www.feinblechbauschwaben.de gas injection technology, MuCell Anti-scratch coating of plastics, www.gruppmetall.de processes, IMD foils metalised EMC shielding Ing.-Büro Thomas Fuchs www.gardena-oem.de www.gfo-online.com G & S Kunststofftechnik GmbH D-73431 Aalen D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd Measurement of layer Gaugler & Lutz oHG GIFA Automotive GmbH Plastic injection molding parts, thickness of diffusing screens D-73432 Aalen D-89537 Giengen assembly, complete modules, all www.angewandte- Special foam plastics for light- Recycled textiles, fibre mixtures plastic welding processes spektrometrie.de weight and sandwich constructions www.gifa-automotive.de www.gs-technik.de www.gaugler-lutz.de Gärtner CNC- Präzision GmbH Grossmann HPI Härle Produktentwicklung D-73431 Aalen Geiger + Haag GmbH Maschinenbau GmbH D-73441 Bopfingen CNC turning, milling-drilling, flat Spanntechnik D-89555 Steinheim (Special purpose) automotive and welding, joining, flux fault analysis D-73463 Westhausen Special purpose machines, mechanical engineering Telefon +49 (0)7366 7881 Chucks, mandrels, special customised tool-manufacturing www.haerleproduktentwicklung.de purpose chucks www.grossmann.sk GARDENA www.geiger-haag.de hema electronic GmbH Manufacturing GmbH Grossmann + Kaiser Gmbh D-73431 Aalen D-89168 Niederstotzingen Gesenkschmiede D-89520 Heidenheim Components and systems for Tool-manufacturing, cut-out tech- Schneider GmbH Hard and soft rubber compounds, process control, surface analysis nology, laser technology, coating D-73431 Aalen PVC coatings and laser welding www.gardena-oem.de Steel forming, die-forged www.grossmann-kaiser.de www.hema.de components www.gsa-aalen.de Index 24 | 25 Henssler & Schultheiss Fullservice Productdesign GmbH Jelonnek Transformatoren und D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Horn Imaging GmbH Wickelgut GmbH Product design (interior and exte- D-73431 Aalen D-73447 Oberkochen KMF International rior design) and development Camera systems, software for Transformers, throttles, Textilmaschinen AG www.henssler-schultheiss.de archiving, measurement and transducers, windings D-73560 Böbingen analysis www.jelonnek-trafo.com Sewing systems for the HKR Werkzeugtechnik GmbH www.horn-imaging.de production of car seat covers D-73565 Spraitbach Karl Jenewein Modell- und www.kmf-textil.com Injection and IMD tools, HS-Schoch GmbH Formenbau GmbH 2K-injection molding and gas D-73466 Lauchheim D-73540 Heubach KMS Metall GmbH injection tools Cathodic dipping and powder Model construction, mold-making D-73460 Hüttlingen www.hkr-werkzeugtechnik.de coated system components in www.jenewein-modellbau.de Milling, turning, grinding, sheet metal and plastic eroding, alignment HOFMANN interflux GmbH www.hs-schoch.de Joos Metallveredlung GmbH www.kms-metall.de D-73457 Essingen D-73547 Lorch Tools and systems for non- INNEO Solutions GmbH Surface technology and corrosion Krieger Modellbau GmbH destructive surface analysis D-73479 Ellwangen prevention D-73431 Aalen www.interflux.de Product design, IT, project Telefon +49 (0)7172 6414 Foundry model construction, management mold-making, CAD-constructions, holometric technologies www.inneo.de JUMA Sonderanlagenbau GmbH 5-axis milling Forsch.- und Entwicklungs GmbH D-73439 Ellwangen www.krieger-modellbau.de D-73457 Essingen Institut für Rapid Prototyping Systems, kilns, Analytic software for 3-D Oberflächentechnik GmbH plastic and metal casting systems, kühnplast GmbH + Co KG coordinate measuring, D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd metering systems D-73563 Mögglingen reverse engineering software Laboratory services, expert’s www.juma-sonderanlagenbau.de Special profiles based on www.holometric.de reports customer drawings www.ifo-gmbh.de www.kuehnplast.de Index of Automotive Companies MGM Lorch GmbH D-73547 Lorch K+D Flux-Technic Engine parts, mechanical enginee- GmbH + Co KG LMT Deutschland GmbH ring and CNC-production Mürdter Werkzeug- und D-73563 Mögglingen D-73447 Oberkochen www.mgm-motoren.de Formenbau GmbH Non-destructive material analysis, Precision tool-making, tool- D-73557 Mutlangen equipment and systems manufacuring services MHG Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH Injection-molding tools, www.kd-flux-technic.de www.lmt-tools.com D-73540 Heubach stamping die tools, IMD tools Peripheral motor components www.muerdter.de Rudolf Kurfess GmbH MagCode AG for automobile manufacturers D-73550 Waldstetten D-89520 Heidenheim and Formula 1 teams M & K GmbH Solutions for fastening technology, Magnetically coded flat connectors www.mhg-fahrzeugtechnik.de D-73441 Bopfingen optimisation of the delivery chain for power and data transfer CNC-machining, welding, assem- Telefon +49 (0)7171 104360 www.magcode.de August Mössner GmbH & Co KG bly, steel construction, coating D-73569 Eschach Telephone +49 (0)7362 96130 LACKNER GmbH MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Turnkey systems for feeder remo- D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd Dr. Kress KG val and deburring of forged parts NovoPlan GmbH Construction consultancy, CAD, D-73431 Aalen www.moessner-kg.de D-73431 Aalen Eplan, software, PLC, controls Precision tool-making, services, Non-distorting protection of www.lackner- tool management Mürdter Metall- und tool surfaces on steel, aluminium, steuerungssysteme.de www.mapal.de Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH copper D-73557 Mutlangen www.novoplan.com Lindenfarb Textilveredlung MA.TEC GmbH Production and processing of Julius Probst GmbH & Co KG D-73431 Aalen technical thermoplastic parts OSRAM GmbH D-73432 Aalen General metrology, screwdriving www.muerdter.de D-89539 Herbrechtingen Car and technical textiles refining and press-fit mounting, Production of car headlights www.lindenfarb.de burr and contour recognition and lights www.ma-tec.com www.osram.de Index 26 | 27 Ostalb-Warmbehandlungs- zentrum GmbH Franz Rieger Metallveredlung D-73431 Aalen D-89555 Steinheim ROKU Mechanik GmbH Heat treatment, non-destructive Galvanic and chemical surface D-73485 Unterschneidheim error analysis, sand blasting QUACON GmbH treatment CNC turning, milling, module www.scholz-edelstahl.de D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd www.rieger-mv.de production Quality and environmental www.roku-germany.de Ott & Maier management consultancy, software E. Ritter GmbH & Co KG Zerspanungstechnik GmbH www.quacon.de D-73431 Aalen Rolit Moc GmbH & Co KG D-73433 Aalen Precision, turning, milling, single, D-73479 Ellwangen Sub-contractor in the field of Qubus GmbH serial and module production Technical plastic parts and tools metall machining and plastics D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Telephone +49 (0)07361 9253-0 www.rolit-moc.de processing Management systems to www.ott-maier.de ISO / TS 16949, systems planning, Röchling Kaltwalzwerk KG Roll Systemtechnik GmbH environmental law D-73443 Oberkochen D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd PTS GmbH www.qubus.de Cold-rolled steel strip, Machines and systems for pipe Präzisionstechnik Schunder phosphate-coated cold strip end finishing, feeding systems D-73432 Aalen Rauleder + Rudolf GmbH www.roechling-kg.de www.roll-systemtechnik.de CNC milling / turning, machining D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd of large parts Metal foundry, aluminium Röhm GmbH Sontheim Unternehmensberatung www.schunder- sand casting D-89567 Sontheim Rolser & Vogel GbR metallbearbeitung.de www.rauleder.com Clamping devices from the D-89567 Sontheim smallest chucks to high-tech Environmental / Organisation PWS Peter Wörner RICARDO Deutschland GmbH power-operated holding devices Management, TS 16949, ISO Schweißtechnik D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd www.roehm.biz 9001 standards D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd Power train and automotive www.unternehmensberatung- Welding, forming, sawing, technologies, strategic consultancy rolser-vogel.de optimising www.ricardo.com www.pws-schweisstechnik.de Index of Automotive Companies Schenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG SORG Plastik GmbH Rotec GmbH, Zerspanung D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd ALBERT SCHREM D-73457 Lorch D-89568 Hermaringen Chucking devices, SOMATEC Werkzeugfabrik GmbH Injection mold processing, Multispindle production of turned clamping systems, robot cells D-89537 Giengen thermoplastic processes, duroplast parts, finish-machining www.schenk-wzb.de Universal and customized pullers and 2K processes www.rotec-zerspanung.de www.spannmechanik.de for industry and automobile repair www.sorg-plastik.de www.schrem-tools.com RUD Kettenfabrik Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH Carl Stahl GmbH & Co KG Rieger & Dietz GmbH & Co D-73463 Westhausen Julius Schüle Druckguss GmbH D-89542 Herbrechtingen D-73432 Aalen Turning, milling, forming, induc- D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Webbed straps and belts Tyre chains for cars/commercial tion hardening, CBN grinding, Ready to mount die-cast parts and www.stahl-gurte.de vehicles, anti-skid chains, lash-on system assembly, 3-D metrology assembled aluminium modules chains www.schmidt-cnc.de www.schuele.de Dr. Staiger, Mohilo + Co GmbH www.rud.de D-73547 Lorch Scholz Edelstahl GmbH Seeber + Partner GmbH Torque, forces and displacement RUNGE GmbH D-73457 Essingen D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd measurement, calibration to Industrieplanung Steel trading and refining, Development and construction: German DKD standards, electrical D-89518 Heidenheim preforging material, metal cutting Mechanical and automotive motor inspections Production / Logistics design, plant and sawing engineering www.staiger-mohilo.de structuring and planning www.scholz-edelstahl.de www.seeber-partner.de www.runge-industrieplanung.de Steiff Förder- und Automati- F. Scholz GmbH sierungstechnik GmbH SBS Maschinenfabrik GmbH D-73433 Aalen D-89537 Giengen D-73431 Aalen Mechanical surface finishing Material flow solutions for CNC-production, ProCess www.metallschleiferei-scholz.de production and distribution engineering, forging, casting www.steiff-foerdertechnik.de www.sbs-aalen.de Index 28 | 29 VARTA Microbattery GmbH D-73479 Ellwangen Voith Turbo GmbH & Co KG Primary and rechargeable batteries D-85222 Heidenheim Carl Zeiss Industrielle Wilhelm Stolz GmbH & Co KG and micro battery systems Gearboxes for public transport Messtechnik GmbH D-73499 Wört www.varta-microbattery.de busses D-73447 Oberkochen Production and sales of precision www.voithturbo.com 3-D metrology with CNC-machines turning parts Vereinigte Filzfabriken AG and complete solutions www.stolz-gmbh.com D-89537 Giengen VRW Eisen- und Metallhandels- www.zeiss.de/imt Production of wool and needle gesellschaft mbH SYSTEM STROBEL felt fabrics D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd ZF Lenksysteme GmbH D-73433 Aalen www.vfg.de Steel trading, steel sawing / D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd Emergency service vehicles, ambu- cutting Steering systems for cars and lances, emergency doctor vehicles voestalpine Polynorm Grau www.vrw-gmbh.de commercial vehicles www.system-strobel.de GmbH & Co KG www.zf-lenksysteme.com D-73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd Lothar Walther TIA innovations GmbH Class A body parts, pressing Feinwerkzeugbau GmbH Albert Ziegler GmbH & Co KG D-73560 Böbingen facility, tool-manufacturing and D-89551 Königsbronn D-89537 Giengen Import- / export software and prototype construction Long-hole drilling, honing, Fire-engines and fire-fighting planning / prognosis software www.polynorm-grau.de reaming, CNC-turning equipment www.tia.com www.lothar-walther.de www.ziegler.de vohtec Rissprüfung GmbH Umicore Galvanotechnik GmbH D-73431 Aalen Bruno Weisser GmbH & Co KG Ziemer Umformtechnik D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Destructive and non-destructive D-73450 Neresheim D-73434 Aalen Metal electrolytes, precious metal material inspections, thermography Plastic molding, thermoforming, Forged parts, die forged parts compounds, titanium anodes, www.vohtec.de mould-making www.ziemer-schmiedeteile.de semi-finished products www.bruno-weisser.de www.umicore-galvano.de Wirtschaftsförderungs- gesellschaft mbH Region Ostwürttemberg Universitätspark 1 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany Telephone +49 (0)7171 92753-0 Telefax +49 (0)7171 92753-33 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ostwuerttemberg.de The automotive platform on the Internet: www.ostwuerttemberg.de/automotive The Economic Region of East Wuerttemberg WiRO is supported by the branches of the Kreissparkasse Ostalb and Heidenheim as well as the branches of the Volksbank und Raiffeisenbank in East Württemberg.