The philosophy of Schneeberger is to provide products to customers to enable them to build better machines economically and robust and this is a very strong proposition which is well received in the market.
The company does not manufacture in India, as the volumes do not justify manufacturing. Dr Schneeberger says that it is critical that they get economies of scale and not just because of the cost but also to achieve the quality level necessary to support the brand.
The company provides innovative integrated measuring systems and bearing sets, linear bearings, linear metrology for the machines, and also mineral casting structures for the machine beds for the linear casting industry. At IMTEX, the company introduced new products such as a new range of roller linear bearings, and an extended range of roller guideways, and additional features in its metrology system.
Anand Joshi, GM, Schneeberger India said that right from the beginning the company has been offering value addition to customers. “We started with linear motion guideways so that machines builders can go in for higher rigidity and repeatability on their job. We also integrated our linear technology with the metrological system and are the first in the world to do it. This has further enhanced the production capability for our customers so that they can make more accurate parts. Now we are fully integrating the mineral casting along with our linear motion components.”
The company’s presence at IMTEX was to strengthen its relationships with existing customers so that they can see the new products.