The passenger car in the automotive industry is the trendsetter for hi-tech solutions in vehicle technology. Major competition in high but stagnating production units are driving OEMs to bring modern equipment components to market at increasingly shorter intervals to achieve competitive advantages. Low cost goals with premium quality and increasing product standards require project management that involves the supply chain participants in the development process from the onset.
GOTEC Plastics understands this requirement well and – with its development and manufacturing know-how – assists its customers in product development as a partner. Using our highly qualified network partners, we assist with component development as well as the production of prototypes, the creation of pre-series tools and with supplying the sample phases. Our established network can also create high-performance injection moulding tools both from Europe and from Asia. The product requirements and cost goals form the benchmark for developing the most suitable automation solution and testing strategy in order to coordinate it with the customer.
As an all-in-one service provider, GOTEC Plastics is able to manage, manufacture and deliver assembly modules. Our process know-how goes far beyond the various injection moulding processes and the processing of different plastics and compounds. With regard to assembly, we are able to use many different welding processes: From ultrasonic welding, friction welding and even hot-gas welding. We create detachable connections via controlled clip locking, grouting or screwing. We are experienced in using quantities of fat or grouting via ultra-precise dosing. Among other things, camera inspections, leak tests, and final inspection stations are used for verification. Our supplier management professionally secures the procurement of externally obtained parts according to the required regulations and requirements.
Certified according to IATF16949, GOTEC Plastics ensures the stipulated quality in accordance with the project-specific specifications, relevant standards, and legal stipulations. We create reliable, reproducible series production quality with process reliability. This is why we begin with a risk and producibility analysis as early as during the product inquiry process and use a potential analysis to scrutinise the basic manufacturing strategy as well as the materials selected. Our quality planning supervises the process development procedure in defined steps up to series maturity and ensures that the product ultimately meets all of the stipulated requirements.
In series production, we use verifications based on an inspection plan to ensure that consistent product quality is achieved, whether through 100% inspections or supplementary random inspections. Regular audits validate that the selected inspections are administered and that the quality goals are efficiently and sustainably ensured. Furthermore, annual requalification reviews the produced component and process for eligibility for an initial sample.