Case Study Poland: Efficiency at maximum precision
Kowary-based mould maker C-Form is relying on Meusburger’s expertise in standard parts as well as the company’s H-1000 clamping system, which helped C-Form to significantly minimise clamping times and increase machining precision.
Behind the inconspicuous walls of the former carpet factory lies the workshop of the young mould-making company C-Form, located just 100 km southwest of the city of Wroclaw in Poland. The firm, which was originally founded by Martin Cyganik, his brother Paul and father Jan Cyganik to provide moulds to the Swedish manufacturing industry, has grown into a successful business with customers in Sweden, Poland and other European countries.
In 2006, the two brothers took a risk and left Sweden – their home for more than 20 years – and ventured out on their own to provide the company their father was working for at the time, Ericsson, with superior injection moulds made in Poland. In the early years, the company’s products were manufactured on one milling machine, two EDMs and a grinding machine. Meanwhile, the company has grown to 25 staff and complements the mould-making business with its own injection moulding company called C-Tech. Together, the two firms have 55 employees under one roof, yet while the owners constantly fold their money back into the company, space is running out.
Paying a premium for advanced equipment pays off
Good marketing, quality products and the fastest lead times – that’s been C-Form’s mantra from the get-go. Its owners realised that the key to succeeding in the mould-making game was not only taking on the jobs they were offered, but also figuring out the processes and practices to make this a profitable business. Cyganik and his brother have no qualms about paying a premium for advanced equipment because they know the payoff comes in the long run in the form of shorter lead times and increased productivity. The strategy is working, as the company’s customer list continues to grow.