"Three compaction units and eight assembly lines as well as about 100 robots are in use", says Steffen Modes, Manager Maintenance Shell of MA Automotive Deutschland in Treuen, Saxony, about the highly complex machine park. The company is part of the CLN Holding (MA Automotive, among others), Italy's largest steel service centre based in Turin. The group has 34 locations in Europe and two oversea production sites.
In the Vogtland location, about 185 employees have been focussing on producing individual, structural and body components made of steel and aluminium since the plant opened in 2004. "We consider ourselves to be quality partners for our customers from the national and international automotive industry", Steffen Modes explains the philosophy of the supplier company.