Our strategy and our organization devoted to customer satisfaction
All the manufacturing activities of geartrains are coordinated by our ERP System and Engineering Department
Our centralized organization, consisting of the Engineering, Logistics, and Quality departments, enables us to provide competent support for your projects. We are perfectly attuned to your expectations and needs right from the initial quote stage, all the way through to making them a reality in our workshops.
The high degree of verticalization in our manufacturing processes enables us to offer standard processing times of between 3 and 4 months.
With our “fast-track processing” offer, we can manufacture small production runs for you in just 4 to 8 weeks
SMALL PRODUCTION RUNS
We have built up significant expertise in producing small volumes of goods. We have the tools at our disposal to create prototypes and complete small production runs with the same manufacturing methods. The way we manage small production runs is optimized so as to best respond to our customers’ needs.
Our extensive range of machinery and our expertise in the field of automation mean that we can also complete high-volume production runs (up to quantities of several million units). We have a specific organization that is optimized for this type of production run, encompassing everything from quality control to logistics.
The strategy and the success of the AFFOLTER Group are based chiefly on our practice of developing our own machines, which enables us to boost our productivity and improve the quality of our geartrains.
By integrating our numerical controls into traditional cam-type profile turning machines, we can achieve outstanding productivity while boosting flexibility. The union of tradition and modernity enables us to find new, innovative ways to carry out profile turning.
Developing and creating these machines has helped AFFOLTER to cement its place as a major player in gear manufacturing. Processes that add value, such as circular graining and grooving, are performed automatically and at very high speeds.
By automating these processes, we are also able to improve the quality of the gears so that we can guarantee that everything we produce meets the Geneva Seal standards. A cutting-edge innovation!
Our mastery of machinery means that we can create complex components, such as this 45° helical gear. In order to do this, we had to modify a machine and create a range of tools. Our comprehensive understanding of every single element from the machine to the finished product enabled us to make this innovation a reality.
Your quality demands are our primary concern, which is why we use every tool at our disposal to respond to your needs.
With the development of new measuring tools, quality control processes have undergone a drastic evolution. Affolter has embraced this evolution and now uses SPC monitoring in its manufacturing processes. Matching your expectations to our processes is the key to creating a relationship built on trust and optimizing our manufacturing methods.