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Precision Engineers - Case Studies
The Case Studies described below are based on information provided by companies in the Precision Engineers sector. Each study has been written in collaboration with employees of the company and Preactor International would like to thank those who provided these insights into how Preactor is used and the benefits it has provided.

With a turnover of approximately 46.1 billion euros and about 281,000 employees distributed in its 225 factories, Bosch operates in the Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Energy and Building Technology and Consumer Goods. To meet the needs of dies and molds in its production areas, Bosch has its own tooling.
 
Kenco Techniques Ltd is a provider of manufacturing and technical services to a wide variety of industry sectors. Established in 1972, Kenco Techniques has long been renowned for excellent quality goods coupled with efficient and effective delivery and service to the Medical, Microsurgical and Aerospace Industries.
 
Artis Matriz is a small company specializing in the design and manufactur e of injection mould tools for thermoplastic and thermosetting materials as well as for metal stamping, and general precision machining.
 
Established in 1975 following the sell off of the Plessey’s Tool Room, Preformtools is now widely recognised as a leading solutions provider for companies requiring extremely high quality tools and components in the medical, high pressure fuel and hydraulics sectors.
 
In 1999 after years of making his employers successful, Jeff Roth’s wife convinced him that he should start his own business. Jeff mortgaged the house, purchased his first CNC machine, and started manufacturing high quality machine parts for the aerospace industry in his garage. Jeff instinctively understood that to fulfill his dream to be the best he would have to deliver the highest quality products at the most competitive prices, and he would need to build innovative processes and systems that supported his vision.
 
Talleres Seicon is a small, 30 person, design and build engineering company based in Castellvi de Rosanes, near the Spanish Catalonian capital of Barcelona. The company's main activities involve the manufacture of metal fabrications including a high proportion of design with their customers.
 
Polymatech (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (PTM), part of the Fuji Polymatech Group of Japan, was established in April 1987 and represents the first Polymatech manufacturing plant outside Japan. With an initial investment well over RM 35,000,000, PTM's corporate objective has been set on being a fully independent design, development, manufacturing and marketing unit of elastomer switches.
 
Tylon Corporation, part of the Daiho Group of Japan, was first established in Malaysia in 1988 and a manufacturing operation added in 1995. It has now expanded to a single large site in an industrial zone, covers 4 buildings, and employs more than 1,000 people.
 
Omron Corporation is one of the world’s leading electronic automation equipment companies. Based in Shiokoji Horikawa, Japan, Omron has to their name a string of developments that have revolutionized our lives, including several incredible worlds’ firsts: non-contact proximity switch, automatic traffic signal, ticket vending machine & fully automated train station system, automatic cancer cell diagnostic equipment, and on-line cash dispenser.
 
Ferra Engineering is recognised in Australia as one of the leading companies supplying precision machined, high pressure aluminium die cast components. Founded in 1992, the company has developed an excellent reputation in the USA, Canada, China and Japan for supplying high quality precision telecommunication and electronic compnents. Supplying to such high profile customers as Boeing Australia, Pratt and Whitney, British Aerospace and Tenix Defence, quality control and on-time delivery are paramount considerations for Ferra. When it came to ensuring that its scheduling software could deliver, Ferra turned to Simulation Modelling Services Pty Ltd (SMS) and Preactor for assistance.
 
Founded in 1986, Solent Mould is at the cutting edge of the blow moulding industry, employing 45 trained personnel from various sectors of engineering and turning over £3.3 million a year.
 
Metaltech Precision Engineers Ltd is a progressive and versatile medium-light engineering company offering broad based services in the precision sub-contract machining environment. With over 25 years manufacturing experience in the automotive, aircraft, pumps and hydraulics serving the requirements of such prestigious clients as Rolls Royce Plc and Specialist Car Products Ltd, Metaltech has seen a multitude of changes within this rapidly evolving marketplace.
 
A Preactor 200 FCS tool is now helping Criptic Arvis of Thurmaston, Leicestershire, maintain tight control of its bearings design and manufacturing operation. An interactive electronic planning board, Preactor optimises the balance between demand and capacity, delivering improved efficiencies, better customer service and reduced costs.