According to a new study by PwC, an automotive consultant firm – there are five dimensions that influence change in the automotive industry. The car of the future is electric and connected, increasingly autonomous, more integrated in sharing concepts and models are updated on a yearly basis (!)—making eight year model cycles a thing of the past. How can such a fast and radical change be implemented on the shop floor? What happens to the old machinery and to the existing production lines? A discussion with Markus Woitsch, Head of the EMAG plant in Eislingen, responsible for retrofitting and retooling, reveals that the answer relies not only on investment in new machines – but also retrofitting. The specialists at EMAG will ensure that existing machines and production systems are prepared for changing manufacturing processes with the help of some conversion work – offering an attractive alternative to purchasing new equipment.
Turnkey production systems at the highest level – a fitting way to sum up EMAG’s know-how. Among other things, our company develops complete production solutions for the automotive industry. For the construction and pre-assembly of these solutions, EMAG needs more production space in Salach. The machine manufacturer has also enjoyed many years of extraordinary economic success. These two factors necessitate the current expansion of EMAG’s headquarters in Salach. This will also prepare our facilities for the requirements of the future.
This September, EMAG is excited to celebrate our 150 year anniversary. In 1867, EMAG was founded in Bautzen, Saxony. Initially, EMAG was established as an iron foundry and engineering works center.
Over the years, EMAG continued to grow and by 1952 was re-established in Eislingen, Baden- Württemberg. At this point, business has evolved and EMAG focused on the manufacturing of lathes and special purpose equipment.