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Fill Machine Engineering Media Service November 2011


Industry/Machine Engineering/Metal/Award


Nemak commends Fill as best supplier 

The internationally active machine engineering company Fill has been voted "Supplier of the Year 2011" by the worldwide active aluminum and cylinder head caster Nemak in Mexico. 


Outstanding success for Fill: The high-tech company was voted "Supplier of the Year 2011" from more than 2,000 suppliers worldwide. The prize was handed over at Nemak in Monterrey, Mexico, on 13 October 2011. The joint CEOs of Fill, Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner, and Dipl.-Ing. Radu Chibac (Sales International at Fill) were able to receive the award personally from the hands of Armando Tamez (President Nemak Mexico).


Gurten, 03 November 2011 –  The internationally active machine engineering company Fill can celebrate further confirmation of its successful business activities. On 13 October 2011, the high-tech company received the award as "Supplier of the Year 2011" in the category "Equipment" (production machines) from the hands of Armando Tamez, President of the world´s largest cylinder head and engine block producer, Nemak, at its headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. The Austrian company was thus voted as best in its market segment from among more than 2,000 suppliers worldwide. "An incredibly great honor for us to be voted the best supplier here. Nemak is a world leader in the automotive industry. This award is an important reference for us and our reputation," said joint CEOs, Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner, after their return from Mexico. The award of the prize to Fill confirms the innovative ability and high quality standards which the company stands for, and the outstanding educational level of its employees.


Reliable systems for the highest quality

The Competence Center Metal at Fill is leader in the construction of gravity die-casting and premachining plants, both technically and in the development. From the core production, through the casting process, right up to the finished casting, Fill offers all the work steps from a single source, optimally coordinated with one another. 14 million cylinder heads and 150 million chassis components are produced every year on Fill machines. These figures underline the Fill competence in the processing technology for the automotive industry. "Where standard machines meet their limits, where high demands can only be met with individual solutions, that is where Fill is the right partner," says Wolfgang Rathner, summarizing the competence of the Upper Austrian company in the automotive sector.


Great potential for the future

Nemak is one of the world´s largest manufacturers of cylinder heads and engine blocks with roughly 15,000 employees at 27 sites in twelve countries. A cylinder head or engine block from Nemak can be found in one of every four cars worldwide. Fill is today already a major supplier to the automotive industry and sees great potential in this sector also for the future.


Corporate Data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technologies 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 ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 495 employees.


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The internationally active machine engineering company Fill has beenn voted "Supplier of the Year 2011" by the worldwide active aluminum and cylinder head caster Nemak in Mexico.

From left:
Andreas Fill (CEO, Fill), Dipl.-Ing. Radu Chibac (Sales international, Fill), Wolfgang Rathner (CEO, Fill).

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