Thyssenkrupp Schulte optimizes supply chain of Siemens
by David Fleschen
For the Siemens Energy division, Thyssenkrupp Schulte could optimize both the supply chain chain and develop a new high-voltage power line component together with thyssenkrupp Steel Europe's experts.
The innovative hinged armature, which is installed on Siemens circuit-breakers worldwide, is punched directly from coated PLADUR tapes by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and is ready for immediate use according to customer specifications. So far, the hinged anchors were made of untreated steel strip and then coated with a specific coating. The scope of supply of the long-term service contract covers several tons of strips per year, which are delivered from the Logistics Center Nuremberg to Siemens' production just in time.
"Internal and external manufacturing processes offer a high potential for savings. Our goal is to understand our customers and their production processes and then to develop new ideas and improvements for mutual benefit ", says Gerald Mulot, Head of Sales Major Customers at thyssenkrupp Schulte.
In order to determine the exact requirements of Siemens, all technical and qualitative requirements were defined during a joint customer visit with experts from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. Extensive tests followed, in which it could be proven that the PLADUR tapes used fulfill all properties, also with regard to the required surface quality.
"By using the PLADUR tapes, which already have a defined coated surface, we were able to optimize the complex and costly process for Siemens and implement our goal of punching the desired product directly from coated material," says Mulot.
Thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH is the material partner for steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. In doing so, the company provides tailor-made work for more than 70,000 customers from industry, trade and the construction industry. The basis for this is a wide range of flat products, profiles and tubes for all requirements and tailored to the individual needs of the customers.
Source and photo: Thyssenkrupp Schulte