Automotive Success story

Automation makes it possible

Customer benefits
  • Enhanced cost-efficiency thanks to full automation
  • High availability despite complexity of manufacturing process
  • Commercial viability in a high-wage economy
  • Integrated robot-based quality assurance
Stäubli TX200 robot at Adatis
TX200 with multi functional gripper at the IMM.
Stäubli TX60 robot at Adatis
TX60 responsible for quality control at seven stations.

TASK

Commercially viable production in a high-wage economy

While many manufacturers have transferred their production to low-wage countries, the automotive supplier Adatis has gone down the route of fully automated production in the high-wage economy of Switzerland. What sounds like a challenging project has in fact fully vindicated the decision: the plastics specialist from Martigny in the canton of Valais counts manufacturers of renown such as Bosch and Continental among its customers.

As a Tier 2 supplier with a 40-strong workforce, the company needed a convincing strategy and extremely competitive production facilities if it was to realize its ambition of supplying the technology leaders of the international automotive industry. Adatis ticks both of these boxes. The Swiss plastic molding specialist has gone for a niche market, focusing on technical high-precision parts for various applications in the automotive sector.

Adatis is often called upon to supply injection-molded inserts. The classic variants include sensors, electronic components, controls for regulating energy and heat on electric motors and the like. The typical production processes generally consist of injection mol