“We already have the mold on the machine and are producing parts – many thanks to the Rathgeber team for the reliable work and support!”


Oliver Schwaiger

Head of Technical Customer Service / Mold Technology

This was the summary of the project manager of the OEM customer, after the last mold of a mold set was delivered to the customer on site and taken directly to the series production machine, without having been sampled by us beforehand.

“An absurdity, to cut such exterior components of a high runner still by hand” - Oliver Schwaiger, the production manager at Rathgeber, still remembers the statement of the OEM project manager at that time.

“Strictly speaking, the throughput time given by our customer was too short, to produce several of these complex molds in such a short time for the production of high-quality PMMA pillar panels for a top runner. But we were already familiar with this challenge from other projects. And we gladly accepted it again!”

How did this happen? Our customer ordered the first mold set for this component from a competitor in Portugal – however, the supplied quality did not meet the requirements and made manual rework necessary on each component, which is why the customer decided at short notice to order a new mold set from us.