Punched-and-formed parts, punched parts, prototypes – everything from a single source.
We are specialists in designing and producing punched or punched-and-formed parts that are ready for manufacture. This includes designing and constructing the tools necessary for the work. We have three factories where our experts turn your design requests into reality. Our equipment includes more than 50 automated machines for punching and bending, 6 dedicated punching installations, and additional pieces of equipment which can be incorporated into the process for machining threads, for assembly, laser welding, vibratory finishing, polishing and heat treatment. Vertical integration of manufacturing capacity at BKM is very extensive, meaning that we can carry out all core procedures bar none in-house for the manufacture of both tools and components.
Flexibility and functionality
We are ideally set up to produce any quantities required by our clients. Our BIHLER BNC manufacturing systems for punching and bending, which we developed in conjunction with the machine manufacturer themselves, mean that we have the perfect set-up to produce small and medium-sized runs. Our flexibility in the efficient equipping of machinery, even for complicated parts, enables us to implement procedures for the unit quantities mentioned in ways that are rational, and therefore economical. We still perform long production runs on punching and bending machines using reference curve control, most of which are monitored by cameras, and which can, if required, be configured to operate 24/7 with automatic equipment for changing magazines.
We maintain a quality management system conforming to ISO TS 16 949:2009 and voluntarily submit to regular environmental audits in compliance with the QuB’s (Qualitätsverbund umwelbewusster Betriebe – Quality Association of Environmentally Aware Businesses) certification system. This means we can make the following guarantee to our customers: Our embedded process culture informs all of our work on a day-to-day basis, fully meeting automotive supply industry specifications.
- We supply fault-free products, i.e. fault rates of 0 ppm.
- We keep to all commercial and technical promises that we make.
- We develop existing manufacturing techniques, and employ new ones to keep our local manufacturing sites state of the art.
- We actively work with customers to improve existing products.