Working together with Hainbuch, WTO has overcome the obstacles by performing a closely coordinated series of measurements and tests. In WTO’s new Smart Factory, all processes are automated, with robots inserting the components, changing the clamping devices, and driverless transport systems bringing everything from A to B.
Once the Smart Factory concept was in place, the next step was to look for a partner. Since WTO and Hainbuch had already worked successfully together on various international projects, Hainbuch was the partner of choice.
With the Smart Factory, in which WTO invested 40 million euros, they are setting standards in the digitalization and automation of low-volume manufacturing. The new 14,000 m² building consists of 9,000 m² for the Smart Factory and a 5,000 m² office complex. The Smart Factory is also designed for sustainability and relies on renewable energy. It has a photovoltaic system and the process waste heat is used for heating. This accounts for a saving of almost 1,000 tons of CO2 per year.