The Online Manufacturer and a global provider of sheet metal processing solutions take a close look at market developments in Germany
FACTUREE and Bystronic: Why online sheet metal processing is a growth market
Berlin, 26 May 2021 – As the sheet metal processing market is highly competitive, featuring a high degree of comparability and steady growth, providers in this sector rely on efficient processes and a high level of automation. At the same time, the market is continuously generating new technologies and has made significant progress with respect to quality, performance, digitalization, and automation in recent years. Online Manufacturing is thus becoming increasingly important for providers of sheet metal processing solutions such as Bystronic Deutschland GmbH (www.bystronic.de), which is why the company has now partnered with Online Manufacturer FACTUREE (www.facturee.de/en).
“Sheet metal processing is an extremely competitive market. Many providers are experiencing high demand. And the pandemic has given rise to a price war,” explains Marius van der Hoeven, Managing Director of Bystronic Deutschland GmbH. As a global provider of solutions for sheet metal processing, Bystronic is focusing on automating the entire material and data flow of the cutting and bending process chain. The company’s portfolio includes laser cutting systems, press brakes, and the corresponding automation and software solutions.
Marius van der Hoeven adds, “At the same time, sheet metal processing companies are operating in a high-end market shaped by new technologies for high quality, performance, digitalization, and automation. Many of them have already invested in high-performance machines or are ready to do so in the future and now want to utilize their newly available capacities. This is where Online Manufacturing comes in, giving sheet metal processing companies, the Bystronic customer base, the chance to meet new customers and generate additional orders.”
Online Manufacturing – the future of production in sheet metal processing
Bystronic Deutschland is therefore collaborating with Online Manufacturer FACTUREE, a brand of cwmk GmbH. FACTUREE has a production network with over 1000 manufacturing partners, mainly in the CNC processing, sheet metal processing, 3D printing, and surface technology sectors. One advantage of Online Manufacturing is that the network approach allows the most suitable provider to be identified for a requirement and that even in times of crisis or very high demand, no delivery bottlenecks or delays arise.
“We think that Online Manufacturing has great potential for sheet metal processing production. Providers are faced with the challenge of standing out from the competition and blazing new trails. By joining our network, they become proactive in digitalization and networking and can explore new business opportunities. In collaboration with Bystronic, we want to further expand our network and competencies in sheet metal processing,” explains Benjamin Schwab, Head of Marketing & Sales at cwmk GmbH, the parent brand of FACTUREE.
Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:
cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing and surface technology. More than 8000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.
Further information: www.facturee.de/en