Special machines for the sheet metal processing industry and automation systems for assemblies are the core competencies of HWJ AG. The company develops, manufactures and assembles solutions that include complete coil processing, dual roller rounding machines, longitudinal and transverse shearing systems, coiling and decoiling machines as well as special machines. The “Automation” division focuses on the construction of assembly lines and feed technology. The focus is on automation systems for the airbag industry. HWJ has also become a renowned developer and manufacturer or pyrotechnic systems for the primer and inflator industry. HWJ offers its customers everything from a single source, starting from conception, design and manufacture through to assembly, control systems, software development, start-up at the customer’s site and their instruction in the system. “Our comprehensive know-how allows us to precisely implement complex projects according to the individual requirements of our customers", explains Managing Partner Andrea Ierone. He acquired the company, founded as Hans W. Jörg AG in 1978, in 2011 together with a number of key employees. The 15 employees are all trained experts, which ensures high value creation.
“Our comprehensive know-how allows us to precisely implement even complex projects according to individual customer requirements.”
Target groups include the automotive industry, pyrotechnics and sheet metal processing. The reference list includes renowned companies such as TRW Automotive, Landqart Sicherheitspapiere, the Kalzip Group and the Raab Group. 90 percent of the products are exported, primarily to Western Europe. “We want to drive the promotion of our exports in the future and are looking for competent partners for the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, the USA, North America, Australia, Singapore, India and South Korea", explains Andrea Ierone. HWJ is already working together with distributors in Germany and Poland. Otherwise, sales take place to companies in the target sectors using internal contacts. HWJ also has exhibition stands at “Automatica” in Munich and “Euroblech” in Hannover. “Trust and cooperative partnerships are the key factors to our success”, says the Managing Director. Other key factors include flexibility, punctuality and good cost-effectiveness. In addition, the attribute “made in Switzerland” remains an international sign of quality.
For the future, Andrea Ierone sees further good opportunities in the demand for automation solutions – despite the current export barrier as a result of the strong Swiss franc. This is verified by the current order balance. “But we can’t relax our efforts to maintain and enhance our personal contacts. We don’t want to just reach our goals, we want to exceed them,” is the aim of the managing majority partner who has management experience in Europe, South Africa and in the Middle East.
EuropaKurier November 2011