Daken S.p.A. is a consolidated name in the production of polypropylene plastic accessories for the automotive and fire-fighting sectors.
- The context
With injection molding, Daken were bound to the molds and cannot produce off-standard. In addition, in some countries, such as Scandinavia, the USA, Canada and Australia, steel continues to be preferred, both for its strength and for a matter of philosophy.
- The project
Daken’s sheet metal needs required a high level of customization. This approach led the company to look for a flexible technology which could help offering tailored solutions, at the same time optimizing the process. After an in-depth analysis, the choice fell on a Salvagnini flexible manufacturing system.
- The outcome
"Today our strategy is just in time, and this allows us to efficiently manage the mix of standard products and custom products without stocking huge quantities of semi-finished parts in the warehouse: a huge economic and logistic benefit," explains Luca Corrado, Daken Plant Manager.