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Camille Bauer says it’s strengthening Switzerland’s manufacturing base through digitisation

People and digitisation work together in a new manufacturing environment, says industrial measurement technology provider Camille Bauer

Swiss industry contributes significantly to the country’s innovation, full employment and competitiveness, according to Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann.

The company says Switzerland’s manufacturing base is “indispensable”, but adds that industry must seize on the opportunities of digitisation.

Camille Bauer Metrawatt, based in Wohlen in the Swiss canton of Aargau, says it is following precisely this objective, by building on its strength, namely the competence of company’s internal workforce. 

For years Camille Bauer Metrawatt says it has been living the “Lean” culture, based on the Toyota Production System. The company credits TPS with its success in the world market.

Important factors for its success are total customer orientation, innovation and continuous improvement at all process levels.

Along with this goes the implementation of digitisation throughout the entire context of industrialisation and manufacturing, which Camille Bauer Metrawatt says it knows how to deal with on a daily basis.

A major milestone was already reached in June 2017, the migration to 100 per cent paperless manufacturing.

To make this possible, all processes in the enterprise resource planning system were connected together in a network, which had a “lasting, positive effect on the environment, flexibility and speed in the whole value-added chain”.

The company adds that “uncompromising quality standards” and performing a large percentage of production internally are an important foundation for satisfying customer demands with optimum delivery performance.

As well as its own products, which Camille Bauer Metrawatt has successfully developed, manufactured and marketed worldwide since 1944, the company says it is “firmly committed” to Switzerland as a manufacturing base and has broadened its offer to include manufacturing services.

These manufacturing services can be used to handle production bottlenecks, take charge of test and validation processes, or perform industrialisation and repair services as well as logistical tasks.

They conform to relevant standards, regulations and certificates such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, RoHS, REACH, ATEX, UL, GL IPC-A-610-D etc.

The services are tailored to individual customer requirements and cover the following core areas:

  1. Flexible and customised testing and validation of electrical assemblies and terminals with reliable test procedures and test equipment;
  2. Manufacture of electronic assemblies in various production technologies;
  3. Assembly of terminals using the cell production method; and
  4. Consulting in the areas of logistics, packing, warehousing, Kanban, lean management, paperless production, industrialisation, and so on.