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International Perspective 26 MoldMaking Technology —— OCTOBER 2018 apprenticeship but on-the-job training to qualify them to assemble molds, operate machines or design tools. This is accepted excellently by the Mexican workers. We don't experience any problems locally." Since ••• , the employees also have received training for an extensive range of machinery used not only for mold and tool corrections and maintenance but also for new molds for production startups. It also helps to offer employees good work- ing conditions, Siebenwurst says, since in Mexico there is plenty of work for trained specialists. Today, Siebenwurst's operation has evolved from a pure service location to a fully functional manufacturing facility that implements modi‚ications in-house and manufactures new mold and tools with a maximum weight of ƒ• tons. The facility features a ••••-square-meter production area. The company has invested in both three-axis and ‚ive-axis mill- ing machines from DMG MORI, a ˆ••-ton Williams & White die-spotting press, a mobile laser-welding machine, indoor and gantry cranes, a wire EDM machine from Mitsubishi and a die-sinking machine from ONA and the installation of a CAD/ CAM workstation from Tebis. The efforts pay off. During the ‚irst two years, '• percent of customers that the company served were preexisting and from Germany (they were OEMs that moved production to Mexico). New business, which the company generates from new, local customers that mostly are from the automotive sector, already accounts for •ˆ percent of all sales. Meanwhile, with •ˆ employees at the Querétaro location, Siebenwurst is well underway in Mexico. "The market is developing extremely fast. There's a lot of work," Maximilian Siebenwurst says. For other mold shops looking to set up shop in Mexico, the brothers provide simple advice. They both say, "You have to have stamina. You need responsible managers with broad experience on site right from the start, and you have to cre- ate the necessary knowledge transfer if you want to land large, lucrative orders." Siebenwurst's operation has evolved from a pure service location to a fully functional manufacturing facility implementing modifications in-house and manufacturing new mold and tools with a maximum weight of 30 tons. CONTRIBUTOR Barbara Schulz is Gardner Business Media's European correspondent. She can be reached at bschulz@gardnerweb.com. FOR MORE INFORMATION Siebenwurst Modell- und Formenbau / 08464 650–0 / siebenwurst.de/hp2/home.htm The Mold EZ Connect System facilitates the connection, testing, and troubleshooting of mold electrical connections. • Simple Plug & Play System Considerable labor cost savings! • One-Time Wire for Mold Fast wire up of mold equipment. For example, lifters, core pull, and slide positioning. • Debug Diagnostic Tool Quick mold testing and debugging, reduces mold down time. MOLD EZ CONNECT SYSTEM New product release, designed to save time! In-stock and ready to ship, order today! On-Time Delivery • Competitive Pricing www.pcs-company.com or call: (800) 521-0546

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