Future trends – Chance or threat for the metal cutting industry?

Customers’ long-standing desire for individuality and megatrends such as globalization, demographic change, scarcity of resources, environmental changes and cost pressure are forcing companies in highly developed countries to be more flexible. The instability of the markets and the wide variety of product variants cause strong fluctuations in sales and prevent the required product quantities from being reliably predicted. As a result, the ability to flexibly manage delivery dates and volume requirements will be crucial.
Such changes not only effect production processes but also the services needed to reach targets. Services need to provide an answer to these changes to support producing companies in their ambition to produce their product as flexible, cost-efficient and fast as possible.

Dipl.-Ing. Jacek Kruszynski

Vice President Engineering

Walter AG, Tübingen, Germany