Thanks to this connection, the project succeeded. In December 2014, moving into the new factory began. Meanwhile, six Bühler die-casting machines were casting around 16,000 parts each day in three shifts – with a productivity that exceeds expectations of the new, ultra-modern foundry. The units are in operation about 75% of the time. Modern plant technology with state-of-the-art controls and a maximum degree of automation culminate to maximize efficiency.
In the final expansion, which will be reached in spring 2016, there will be eight machines of types Carat, Evolution, SC with a closing force of 660 to 1,050 tons.
Pierburg has ordered four new machines from Bühler and four machines were overhauled, retrofitted and brought up-to-date in the Bühler European revision factory in Brescia, Italy.