Wittmann Battenfeld has intensified the cooperation between its Sales and Application Engineering departments to offer customised and industry-specific solutions faster and in a more targeted way than before.
In fact, half a dozen fields have been selected to receive special attention over the next two years, without neglecting other areas where the company has also been active. These six fields are: medical technology, micro injection moulding, packaging technology, elastomer engineering, multi-component injection moulding, and light-weight design. Wolfgang Roth, Head of Application Engineering at Wittmann Battenfeld, will be in charge of directing the product experts jointly with Valentina Faloci, Head of Sales in Kottingbrunn.
Valentina Faloci is confident that this type of organisation will bring the company a major step forward. “We can make use of our specialists’ knowledge and many years of experience to offer our customers expert advice and optimal support in their growth and the further development of their products,” Faloci comments.
In addition to his executive function, Wolfgang Roth is simultaneously the expert responsible for the silicone injection moulding sector, i.e., elastomer engineering. Here, Wittmann Battenfeld supports its customers in micro injection moulding of LSR parts all the way to producing large-volume parts with single – or multi-component technology and offers them in cooperation with selected partners the necessary technologies for fully automatic production without downstream finishing.
Gerald Plöchl will be responsible for the medical sector. Wittmann Battenfeld has developed a portfolio of machines specially adapted for medical technology, which meet the highest safety standards, cleanroom compatibility, and precision. This range fulfils in every respect the medical sector’s requirement for complete documentation and traceability of the production process.
Marco Moser is the company’s specialist in light-weight technology. With the AIRMOULD® gas injection technology and CELLMOULD® structured foam technology, both developed by Wittmann Battenfeld, it’s possible to make moulded parts with cavities or a foam structure. Both these technologies can be used to reduce part weights and thus save material costs.
Martin Philipp Pichler is the micro-injection moulding expert promoting the integration of a number of different technologies. He develops and improves solutions for micro part applications in the plastics industry. Extremely small plastic parts are frequently produced with injection moulding machines which, due to their size, consume too large quantities of resources and energy. Machines not optimised for the production of micro parts have a negative effect on process time, cost, and parts quality. The MicroPower machines from Wittmann Battenfeld and their automation and auxiliary components have been specially designed for manufacturing micro parts and consequently offer maximum precision, high-quality standards, and cost-efficiency for this product range.
Another focal point of application engineering is COMBIMOULD multi-component technology, promoted by Edmund Kirsch. COMBIMOULD technology has proved its effectiveness in the low-cost production of robust and, at the same time, visually attractive parts made of several different plastic materials.
A new focal area is the sector Packaging, Thin-wall and Custom Closures, which Richard Schnabel has assumed responsibility for. Schnabel supports processors in this area with a range of sophisticated injection moulding technology and turnkey solutions for efficient, clean production of packaging articles of every form, colour, and size.
Field sales staff in daily contact with customers on site have access to the product specialists’ expertise, too. “We are confident that by this realignment through pooling our technical expertise and long-term experience in the selected focal areas, we will be able to offer our existing and potential customers an even better support than we have done in the past,” says Valentina Faloci.