The mechanical engineering sector is continuing to experience dynamic development, with "Made in Germany" machines and systems well sought-after on the global market. Based on its own information, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) is forecasting further success for 2018, with a growth of around 3%. This is primarily a result of the strong demand from the German domestic market, where German customers are already complaining of bottlenecks in delivery deadlines for systems and machines.
Quality as a driver of success
In its journey to success, the mechanical engineering sector has never accepted any compromise when it comes to quality and innovation. As a result, it has always been able to develop features that set it apart from an extremely wide range of competitors on the global market, while also making sure that these features are economically beneficial.
These very same features are equally important for partners in the supply chain: innovative solutions, the use of new materials and unconventional ideas on increasing quality and service life.
Where standard products just won't do, that's where product-specific solutions come in
It is precisely these market requirements that mean that components are now increasingly being developed to be customer and product-specific. The reasons for this are clear: standard products are increasingly unable to meet the demand of creating customer-specific differentiating features while significantly increasing performance and service life compared to the competition. ttv is addressing this fact with a dedicated development department for customised product solution, which it has called ttv Engineering Solutions.
Relatively new additions to the portfolio include drawing-based production parts from CNC processing, which ttv produces together with long-term partners in any defined quality on the request of a large number of customers.
ttv is the right specialist for customer-specific solutions
Customer-specific solutions – they're really special to ttv. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that ttv has made a name for itself as a mechanical engineering specialist with its seals and slide bushings.
For ttv, typical challenges include applications relating to pumps, drive units, transmission gearing and motors. Very often, it is simply a question of increasing the service life while ensuring process reliability, thereby reinforcing the quality commitments to the customer.
The type of solutions that could be sought after here include continuous operation with increased temperature development or high levels of friction with proven leak-tightness. With outdoor applications, customers are often looking to permanently prevent the ingress of dust and moisture.
This development on the market lead ttv to the decision to pay more attention to customer-specific product solutions and to set up a separate development department. To make sure that it has sufficient capacity for short-term projects, ttv has set up an experienced team of technology and engineering specialists, and it attends to every conceivable parameter within a project. Looking at the shape, design, structure, material properties and the mixture of materials are various ways in which performance can be improved and demonstrable added value created.