Electric motors and other elements of electric vehicles are components to which vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers have been devoting considerable attention for some time now. Designing new parts and manufacturing them in a way that is suitable for series production often present a challenge, and the tight tolerances require call for specialist expertise. In 2017, MAPAL worked with machine tool manufacturer HELLER to overcome just such a challenge and to get manufacturing processes for a newly designed stator housing ready for series production.


Dear readers,
dear business associates,

First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you health, happiness and success in 2019. I would also like to express my gratitude. Thanks to you and your trust in us, 2018 has been a very respectable year for MAPAL. We have achieved the goals that we set ourselves. This time of year provides an occasion not only to reflect on the past year, but also to look to the future. We have set ourselves ambitious targets that will keep us busy in 2019. One of the highlights of the year for us will undoubtedly be Moulding Expo in May.
MAPAL will be there to showcase an extensive range of products for the tool and mould making industry. One of our stated aims is to intensify our efforts in this field, and we are pursuing a systematic approach to doing so. We intend not just to supply our customers with tools for milling, drilling and reaming, but also to provide them with the clamping technology and full range of digital tool logistics to match, as well as other services. This way, we can offer our customers everything under one roof. Alongside tool and mould making and our activities relating to electric vehicles, another priority is on digitalisation and thus our start-up, c-Com. Our subsidiary has extended focus. We have seen in practice what many companies are lacking, especially small companies, and that is an easy entry opportunity to the digital market. That is what we are working on with c-Com, offering a range of modules that enable companies to get started in this arena. These include a module for efficient regrinding handling and the new c-Connect Box to make machine monitoring easy.

2019 is certainly going to be an interesting year, both economically and politically. Whatever the New Year brings, I look forward to sharing some exciting projects with you.

Dr Jochen Kress