IMA Schelling Open House delivers success - Great demand for innovative concepts
In May, due to the incidences at the time, it was decided not to hold the Open House 2021 as a hybrid event as planned, but to present the ideas, concepts and new products purely digitally. Thus, the virtual guests, who were connected from all over the world, gained insights into the future software landscape aimi as well as the presentation of the innovative cutting concepts, among other things. Another highlight was the exclusive live demonstration of the new IMAGIC L1 drilling machine for batch size 1 production.
More than 250 companies took part of the five days to inform themselves about the new products. How successful and convincing the online presentation of the machines and concepts was is now reflected in the enquiries and sales: IMA Schelling has received several orders for the innovative machine concept for high-performance cutting - the first line will be delivered to a French customer at the beginning of 2023. This customer has ordered three high-performance lines at the same time, and two further systems have been purchased by German customers. The new insertion system for edge processing presented in May is also in demand. The internal contour milling unit (I-KFA) was also ordered - both for new machines and for retrofits. In addition, the first system of the new automated saw-robot concept will go to an interior fitter specialising in fire protection requirements and will be installed at the end of 2022.
For IMA Schelling, these are positive signs and confirmation of the right strategy in this time of crisis: the company with its 1,620 employees worldwide has restructured its business areas and invested, among other things, in IT and digitalisation tools as well as new processing machines for its own production, opened new sales and service branches in Sweden and Lithuania and pushed ahead with the further development of its product portfolio. Accordingly, the company is looking ahead to the next few years with confidence and with many orders that extend far beyond 2022.