Contract manufacturing: Hilgefort GmbH in Dinklage has established a name for itself throughout Germany and around the world as a competent plant construction company specialising in particularly large sized projects and very complex component parts.
By contrast, it is a less well known fact that Hilgefort has processing capacities to offer cutting-to-size, chamfering, rolling, bending, edge-bending, drilling, welding, stress-relief heat treating, surface treating and testing in the contract manufacturing division.
The benefits for the metal processing industry and for medium-sized businesses are clear:
Particularly in northern Germany, Hilgefort’s contract manufacturing service provides short-term and cost-efficient solutions in the event of capacity bottlenecks, including delivery to the contracting company.
- The state-of-the-art special machinery belonging to Hilgefort provides extraordinary machining possibilities that many companies could only dream of.
- An extensive materials warehouse is permanently stocked up with approximately 1000 tons of different steels. This is where you can find materials in the correct dimensions, or which, under certain circumstances, it may not otherwise be possible to procure in the time available.
- The various German and international certifications also facilitate compliance with extraordinary quality requirements. Thanks to the permanent presence of inspection organisations in the company, it is now even possible to perform ultrasound or X-ray tests on components at short notice.
Florian Rönker, contact for Contract Manufacturing at Hilgefort, explains the key points of this service:
“For some years now, we have been offering contract manufacturing primarily to customers in the mechanical, steel and plant construction industries with great success. Thanks to our high capacity, we are able to implement rapid and competitive productions with very short lead times. We manufacture the majority of contracts the very next day.”
“The range of materials available spans from steel and special steel through copper and aluminium to brass. Our machinery makes it possible to machine sheet metal thicknesses of up to 300 mm at low cost. The production steps range from a simple blank through to finished welded components, including stress relief heat treatment in our own annealing furnace which has a volume of 6.5 m x 6.5 m x 5.0 m and a maximum unit weight of 32 tons or associated surface treatment by sandblasting elements of dimensions up to 10.0 m x 5.0 m x 5.0 m.”
No contract is too small – and no task too large
The order volume ranges from minor sheet metal orders through to complex tasks lasting hundreds of man-hours. At Hilgefort GmbH, contract manufacturing is a division in its own right and not the temporary marketing of excess capacity, as is often the case in the metal processing industry. Clients can therefore depend on consistently reliable quality, permanent contacts and a predictable pricing structure.
For more information about capacities, material availability and additional services, please contact:
Tel. +49 (0) 4443 9637-51 or
Tel. +49 (0) 4443 9637-24
You can see an overview of the machinery here.