“As a supplier, we mainly serve the automotive and two-wheel industry, aviation and medical technology sectors. Especially in the automotive sector, we are existentially dependent on high process stabilities with lowest ppm values”, says Simon Balk, who has been with Leiber for seven years and Deputy Head of Supply Chain. The lightweight construction specialists also produce sophisticated hydraulic components for the aerospace industry, which are characterized by high pressure-tightness and even exceed the specified residual dirt regulations.
The requirements were tremendous: two chassis forks to be machined completely on one machine, shorter total machining time, higher process stability and no quality losses. A suitable solution was needed. With Licon, Leiber found a supplier with complete machining in one set-up as part of its standard program. Minimum quantity lubrication and predictive maintenance as cost reducer included. All in all, the beginning of a successful partnership.