When we see the columns of trucks on the highways, hardly anyone thinks about how complex the production of commercial vehicles can be.
German OEM, Kögel, has produced superstructures for commercial vehicles as well as trailers and semi-trailers for trucks since its founding in 1934. The Kögel subsidiary in Choceň, Czech Republic, manufactures chassis frames for all product models of the brand Kögel. In order to meet the strict production standards and high quality standards of the parent company in Germany, the business turns to robotic welding specialist Valk Welding.
Guided by the light
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Employing 760 people over 5 locations in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland and Russia, Faymonville produces over 2,000 units a year. Read more
A notable shortage of specialist welders was the reason for the Northern Ireland trailer manufacturer, bmi trailers, from Dungannon to take the step to welding robotisation.