As SPC DEES celebrates its 40th anniversary, the company highlights its latest investments in stamping technology R&D and new factory developments.
The family-owned company has, over the last few years, focused on increasing its manufacturing flexibility, constructing global distribution networks, improving quality standards and reducing manufacturing costs as well as turn-around times.
SPC DEES Hydraulic, a hydraulic press manufacturer with factories in Taiwan and China, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Its main products include tandem lines, deep drawing, hemming and die spotting presses as well as its key focus, hydraulic press technology.
The company has, over the last few years, focused on increasing its manufacturing flexibility, constructing global distribution networks, improving quality standards and reducing manufacturing costs as well as turn-around times. With a keen eye on continuous investment in research and development, it supplies customers such as Bosch, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Honda, Toyota, BMW and more.
The press specialist has made a number of significant investments over the past few years, not least in R&D. In 2015, it started construction of a new factory in China in 2015, taking advantage of the slowdown in Chinese market demand to install a new MRP system, overhaul its production and refine its operations.
In 2014, it allocated an R&D budget of more than 10 per cent of its annual turnover to build a 2000-tonne hydraulic press for the automotive industry with a massive bed size of 2.6 x 5m. This was not an order from a customer but DEES’s commitment to starting a continuous testing process to refine and develop its hydraulic press technology in-house before selling it to customers.
“We are building a new factory which will be completed in 2017. We need more space for our manufacturing operations as we generally produce 30-50 presses per year (from 10 to 3500 tons) in Taiwan,” added Ale Lee a spokesperson from company.
Stamping in focus
DEES Hydraulic has long been committed to integrating new technologies and has successfully developed a closed loop, hydraulic, servo-controlled die spotting press. With micro-precision control and energy efficiency at the top of its R&D goals, the servo system’s fixed-flow control as the core technology used in the hydraulic spotting press, can further improve the precision of the conventional design or overcome the ball-screw’s wear and tear to reduce overall maintenance costs.
“The energy-efficient servo motor can save up to 30 per cent energy. Adopting a pulse wave signal handwheel jog down for micro precision of 0.01mm can prevent damage when spotting the punch and die. The closed loop, servo-hydraulic system can reach high slide repeatability levels of +/- 0.02mm,” explained the manufacturer.
Strategic and technical vision
“Our short term objective is to achieve our sales targets for this year. Our mid-term objective (3-5 years) is to look for good partners in key markets like Thailand to ensure good service to customers (installation and service),” explained Lee.
At 2018 IMTEX Forming exhibition in India (25-30 January 2018), DEES aims to find new partners in India to support its customers. The company also attends FABTECH in the US, Vietnam Manufacturing Expo, Blech Expo Germany, MF-TOKYO and Manufacturing Indonesia in 2017. DEES has seen a slowdown in demand in traditional markets such as China, Russia and Brazil over the last year so it has focused its efforts on countries such as Mexico, Thailand, India and Indonesia.
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Dees Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd.