Record order intake at CLOOS
CLOOS managing director Sieghard Thomas looks ahead positively
Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH successfully completed its business year on 31stOctober. The company group with its headquarters in Haiger registered an order intake of more than 160 million Euros. For the coming anniversary year, the traditional company which was founded in 1919 believes in a continuing boom.
“An increased order intake considerably higher than industry average is only possible with a well-trained and highly motivated team,” explains CLOOS managing director Sieghard Thomas. “Highly automated and intelligent robot systems are in great demand on our German core market, but also all over the world. In future, we wish to clearly differentiate from our competitors with manual and automated high-tech welding products.”
The welding specialist is placing the emphasis on digitalisation and connectivity in order to support its customers on the way to Industry 4.0. The new CLOOS Gateway, for example, offers a complete information and communication tool. Thus, the users can illustrate the performance and the efficiency of their welding systems, localise shortages, avoid errors with preventive measures and increase the production efficiency in total.
Due to positive economic development and the high production utilisation, Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH has considerably increased its production capacity. The new production hall in Haiger with a total area of about 3,000 sq me is ready and due to be occupied in November.
“Thus we create the necessary conditions for future expansion possibilities”, says Sieghard Thomas. “As a global company with more than 50 sales and service partners worldwide, we wish to grow not only in Haiger.” CLOOS will therefore further expand its international locations. CLOOS China moved to a new location with a considerably larger production area in May 2018. “As one of the biggest growing markets for robots worldwide, we also expect a high order intake in China in the next business year,” adds Sieghard Thomas.
The Czech subsidiary in Prague is also planning to move to a bigger location in 2019. Further expansions, for example at the production site in Poland, are planned for the short term.
Next year, CLOOS will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Engineer Carl Cloos founded the company in 1919 in Siegen and in 1924 it moved to Haiger. From 6 to 11 May 2019 there will be a big celebration week.
Robot and welding technology from a single source
Since 1919, Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH is one of the leading companies in welding technology. About 750 employees all over the world, with 500 in the parent company in Haiger, realise production solutions in welding and robot technology for industries such as construction machinery, railway vehicles, automotive and agricultural industry. The modern CLOOS welding power sources of the QINEO series are available for a multitude of welding processes. With the QIROX robots, positioners and special purpose machines CLOOS develops and manufactures automated welding systems meeting the specific requirements of the customers. The special strength of CLOOS is widely spread competence. From welding technology, robot mechanics and controller to positioners, software and sensors, CLOOS supplies everything from a single source.