Bangkok/Harsum. On 24th November 2017, TRANSNORM SYSTEM Co., Ltd. in Thailand opened a completely new centralised production factory in the Bang Bo industrial zone of Eastern Bangkok. It replaces the TRANSNORM production factory for the Asia-Pacific region in Kluang (Malaysia). In Bangkok, TRANSNORM belt curves and inclined conveyors as well as SOVEX telescopic conveyors went into production with immediate effect. TRANSNORM acquired SOVEX in 2015 and merged it with the company.
With the new factory in Thailand, Joachim Michael Gutmayer expects "…a substantially higher production capacity as well as a further reduction in delivery lead times with the renowned high standard of quality". Mr. Gutmayer, Operations Director at TRANSNORM SYSTEM Co., Ltd., added: "We are assuming an increase in the production of belt curves of 30 per cent, and for the inclined conveyors and the SOVEX telescopic conveyors, we are in fact considering an increase of 100 per cent each."
With the relocation of the factory in Thailand, the production facility was also completely reorganised and modernised. Moreover, the manufacturing depth was enhanced considerably. He added that a significant building block for this has been the investment in a highly modern laser cutting system and two bending machines from the Belgian company LVD. Over and above this, TRANSNORM has changed over from steel to the more easily recyclable aluminium in the case of belt curves. In the words of Mr. Gutmayer, they have also brought the production of the curves in the new factory in Thailand in line with the highly modern production equipment and technology in Germany. Mr. Gutmayer: "The products, which are now leaving the factory in Thailand, have the same standards as those in Germany, and, if required, they can be adapted to the needs of the Asian market."
The new TRANSNORM factory in Bangkok has a production facility that is spread across an area of 10,000 sq. metres. Approximately, 120 individuals from seven countries are currently employed there and this includes twenty people from the former factory in Malaysia. Moreover, the benefits offered by the location include the direct proximity to the Suvarnabhumi international airport (which is 20 kilometres away) as well as the international seaport that is just 60 kilometres away. Mr. Gutmayer: "We have, of course, planned the factory for growth and are as a result best equipped for potential changes to the products in case of market requirements."