Four years of Dr. Schulze’s Czech factoryPublished 25/3 at 11:33
The rapidly changing global economic situation has strengthened the position of construction equipment manufacturers with European based production facilities, and improved their competitivety against Asian producers. Optimistically looking to the future, Dr. Schulze in 2015 opened a new factory for the main production of its light construction equipment.
The new factory is located in the city of Kromeriz in the Czech republic. It is famous for its UNESCO listed gardens and castles and possesses excellent infrastructure with various component suppliers and a qualified workforce.
In the last 10-15 years much European production of light construction machinery has been relocated to Asia. Dr. Schulze has moved against this trend by not only the enlarging the company´s production capacity but also by extending European manufacturing. During the last four years of continuous expansion of its Czech plant, Dr. Schulze has made significant investment in order to enlarge manufacturing, to improve the finishing of the produced equipment and to shorten the delivery times. The factory has been equipped with milling and turning CNC technology for the high precision processing of bulk parts and a powder coating line, which ensure long rust free life of all produced equipment.
However, the most meaningful production restructuring has seen the implementation of the newest welding robot manufacturing process in 2018, which enables the reduction of welding time by up to 70% (depending on type of produced equipment). The flexible configuration of production enables the Kromeriz plant to develop and to manufacture not only standard Dr. Schulze machines, but also customise products for OEM customers.
Going hand in hand with the restructuring and enlarging of production facilities has been the development of new types of equipment, as well as continuous improvement of existing models. For bauma 2019 Dr. Schulze will present to visitors to its booth in hall A1 the completely reworked and extended line of light construction equipment entirely made in Europe.
Amongst the product highlights for bauma includes Dr. Schulze’s brand new DBF-380 dual function scarifier, capable of working with up to Ø 280mm 50 diamond blades with a cutting depth of up to 30mm, and working width of up to 380mm. This enables the removal of several centimetre thick concrete layers in a fast and cost efficient way.
Also new is the electric floor saw FS-800 EH which replaces the well-known FS-800 EHH and offers its users improved working comfort, higher productivity and reduction of maintenance. The latter being due to a hydraulic system for cutting blade lowering, which is not typical for this class of floor saws. The height of the handles of FS-800 EH remains constant for any position of the cutting blade, which ensures convenient operation over a longer period of time.
Dr. Schulze welcomes bauma visitors at its usual stand which is located in hall A1, booth 149 (next to the west entrance).