The High-Tech Components segment focuses on manufacturing complex parts or plastic assemblies. Plastic is a relatively new raw material, and demand for it continues to rise. This material’s unique properties mean that it will play a crucial part – as a replacement for metal, for instance – in a more sustainable and raw material-efficient future. Our Components segment develops and produces constructive plastic components for OEMs. Our customers mainly operate in the Food, Mobility and Health markets. Quality and hygiene requirements are particularly strict in the Health market. For example, point-of-care diagnostics are assembled under cleanroom conditions.
Our High-Tech Components segment has high-quality production technologies, such as injection moulding for thermoplastic and thermoset products. Another significant technology is the fully-automated assembly of components into functional modules by means of robot and vision technology. Since High-Tech Components operates in competitive markets, cost reduction and sustainability are prioritised, which means that we focus on lowering the weight of components, reducing material consumption and reusing residues. Limiting energy consumption and transport costs is also becoming more important. This helps customers to attain their sustainability goals.