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Geartec announces new partnerships and capacity expansions
Geartec continues its growth path by forging new partnerships and mapping out a new roadmap that propels the company into new market challenges. This means further expansion of production capacity and engineering in the processing of plastic materials through turning, milling and injection molding.
Two years after its birth, Geartec takes stock of its achievements and draws a new roadmap that propels it toward new market challenges.
Giancarlo Piatti, architect of this ambitious entrepreneurial challenge, confirms how the planned growth strategy is evolving as planned. “Having consolidated the spin-off from Ensinger Italia,” Piatti observes, “a company belonging to the German multinational, we are continuing our path by expanding operational opportunities aproduction capabilities and those of engineering related to the business of transforming plastic materials through turning, milling and injection molding. Decisive in this further phase of growth is the collaboration that the Legnano (MI)-based company has established with a network of targeted partners, with the specific aim of providing even more comprehensive service.
From machining steel and plastic materials…
“We have been relying on Tehnowork,” Piatti points out, “for some time now to meet the needs of less complex machining, so to speak, of large components. In fact, the Busto Arsizio (Va)-based company boasts an already articulated department of drilling and milling centers with generously sized work tables that has been further expanded with the addition of a new machine, as well as having complementary machining equipment and facilities. “New integration,” Piatti continues, “to meet the needs of increasingly shorter lead times, which now do not exceed ten working days. Fast job order times at obviously competitive costs.” The second partnership entered into by Geartec has also involved Gear Italia, a company based in Nizza Monferrato (At) since the beginning of 2017, also operating in the field of mechanical machining in steel and plastic materials. “With this company,” Patti points out, “we are able to manufacture gears of various types, also in plastic materials, up to diameters that can reach 1,400 mm.
Also guaranteeing this production capacity is a vast fleet of machines including machining centers, pantographs, Cnc lathes, parallel lathes as well as almost a dozen gear cutting machines for modules from 1.5 to 10 mm. “Production capacity,” Patti adds, “but also high flexibility, dictated by the experience gained in the bottling sector to which, historically, Gear Italia has always turned. A sector accustomed to very short lead times, perfectly aligned with our daily operational and market service strategies.”
…to the production of injection molded technical components
Another partnership was formed, also by Geartec, with M.T.S. of Verdello (BG), a company specializing in the production of injection-molded technical components. Why also molding? “There are projects,” Patti notes, “that may require large batches, where production by removal may no longer be so competitive. At this point, once the prototype has been developed and validated, the project is passed entirely to M.T.S., which handles the injection molding.” Molding guaranteed by a dozen presses, from the “baby” to one capable of ensuring a clamping force of 200 tons. Active and dynamic on all fronts, Geartec itself has continued to invest in technology even at its Legnano location. In this regard, it has added a new 3-axis, 4th-axis continuous milling center to its fleet of machines, in addition to the 7 already present. Process quality ensured by an ISO 9001 Quality System, supported by furnished metrology room also equipped with optical detectors and 3D touch probes.
“In the face of the efforts made,” Piatti concludes, “the market seems to be responding with very positive feedback in terms of growth. Turnover is steadily increasing and is expected to exceed 6 million euros at the end of 2017.
With the ambitious goal of reaching over 8 million euros by 2020, 5 years after the spin-off.”