Supplier to the global tyre industry is on a roll. HERBERT Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG from Hünfeld produces moulds and tools for production of all kinds of vehicle tyres. To manufacture its tyre moulds, the Hessen-based company depends on high-tech equipment and on deluxe retrofitting by Dörries Scharmann Technologie GmbH (DST), a subsidiary of the Swiss Starrag Group.
Chip by chip the Hünfeld business creates moulds that make a positive contribution to mobility. HERBERT Maschinenbau & Co. KG in Hünfeld produces moulds that are used to create tyres for bicycles, cars, diggers and earth moving machines. The company also operates as a job shop, carrying out specific cutting tasks for its customers.
Unlike their competitors, the Hessen-based business cuts its moulds rather than casting them, production on its 50 machine tools plays a hugely important role. They have to cut some of the moulds with 30 to 50 µm precision. Six years ago, HERBERT discovered that used machines - after a targeted deluxe retrofit - can also meet their tough requirements.