Fill Machine Engineering Media Service March 2015
Industry/Machine Engineering/International Markets/Trade Fair
High-tech from Austria successful in Mexico
Strong demand for machines and systems made in Austria. Fill Machine Engineering exhibits for first time at Automotive Meetings in Mexico.
From 23 to 25 February, Fill Machine Engineering appeared for the first time at the Automotive Meetings in Querétaro, Mexico. The latest machine developments from Fill´s competence centers for producing and processing automotive parts were presented as part of the Austrian Showcase. With its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fill Mexico, Fill has had a presence on the ground in the booming Mexican automotive market for several months now.
Querétaro/Gurten, 17 March 2015 – "Our first appearance at the Automotive Meetings in Querétaro, as well as the founding of our Mexican subsidiary Fill Mexico and, associated therewith, the intensive development of this market are the logical consequence of the increasing importance of Mexico as a producer and exporter of motor vehicles," explains Wolfgang Rathner, CEO of both Fill and Fill Mexico. Many renowned international automotive groups are investing extensively in the country. According to several concurring forecasts, annual production will rise from 2.9 million cars in 2013 to over 4.1 million vehicles in 2020. The demand for high-tech machines and systems from Austrian machine engineering company Fill is correspondingly high. This was confirmed once again at the Automotive Meetings in Querétaro.
Many customers and the Governor on Fill´s exhibition stand
Fill scores highly in the automotive sector with longstanding expertise coupled with a constant innovative spirit. Intelligent interconnection of the processes with regard to Industry 4.0 creates automated production systems from a single source. Quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness are the features of the systems and machines from Fill. The many customers on Fill´s exhibition stand were able to see this for themselves. The Governor of the federal state of Querétaro, José Calzada Rovirosa, also visited the Austrian machine engineering company, where CEO Wolfgang Rathner explained Fill´s innovations to him.
Longstanding customer relationships
Nemak, the world´s largest manufacturer of aluminum cylinder heads, is also based in Mexico. The Nemak Group has been a Fill customer for 30 years. Since 1998, Fill has implemented more than 60 projects in Nemak Mexico´s factories, extending from delivery of individual machines and system parts to installation of complete production cells. On two occasions now (2011 and 2013), Nemak has chosen Fill as its "Supplier of the Year". Not least because of this, the Austrian machine engineering company enjoys an excellent reputation in the booming Mexican automotive market.
Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company serving diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries. The company is the global market leader in aluminum core removal technology, casting technology, as well as in ski and snowboard production machines. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned and now has more than 640 employees. In 2014, the company recorded sales of 120 million euros.
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The Governor of the federal state of Querétaro, José Calzada Rovirosa (left), visited the Fill Machine Engineering stand at the Automotive Meetings in Querétaro, Mexico, where CEO Wolfgang Rathner (right) explained Fill´s latest innovations.
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