2,500-ton system with four underfloor drives forms seat components from high-strength sheet metal at Czech location
Göppingen/Valašské Meziříčí, 02/10/2020 – Progress-Werk Oberkirch (PWO) AG has officially started up a TwinServo press at its Czech location in Valašské Meziříčí. The 2,500-ton system forms parts for car seats from high-strength sheet metal. The four underfloor drives supply a power of the equivalent of 2,200 hp.
“A wonderful press,” is how PWO board member Johannes Obrecht sums it up. “More and more high-strength sheets are being installed in the seats to increase safety and to save weight. For this, we need more press force. At the same time, the required quality increases, and this is why we opted for a very rigid press with an underfloor drive. “
The Czech Republic has developed into a center for the production of car seats, and many PWO customers are represented here. “About 15 years ago, we took over a supplier with many motivated and competent employees here,” explains CFO Bernd Bartmann. “With almost 700 employees, it is the largest foreign location in the group today.”