Increasing material and supply bottlenecks, the effects of the climate crisis, tougher international competition, the shortage of skilled workers and the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic – the challenges for German mechanical engineering companies are constantly growing. Despite these demanding general conditions, the CLOOS group was able to close the 2021 financial year very successfully and is back on track for growth. The average annual growth rate of 10 per cent in order intake and turnover returned to the level of before the Corona crisis.
"We are proud of innovations and further developments in all product areas," says Managing Director Stephan Pittner. After the departure of long-time managing director Sieghard Thomas, he has been managing the company since the beginning of the year together with Alexander Veidt, who joined CLOOS in November. "With many new products, we have again set high standards in manual and automated welding technology." Last year, for example, the company successfully established the new QINEO StarT entry-level welding machine series on the market, developed a new high-end power source for TIG welding with QINEO QuesT, introduced innovative welding processes for even more efficient welding production and repositioned the extensive QIROX robot portfolio for different production requirements. In addition, CLOOS successfully launched QIROX Expert Line, a new modular product line for standard automation components on the Chinese market which shall now be rolled out worldwide.
In addition, digitisation has been a central topic at CLOOS for many years and is being strongly promoted in development: Starting with individual component identification, offline programming, 3D measurement, automatic operating and production data monitoring, easily scalable dashboards to preventive maintenance and servicing. An internal digitisation team is continuously developing the C-Gate IoT Platform – the focus here is on the individual requirements of the customers. "We want to combine our diverse digital solutions into a holistic platform in the coming months," explains Pittner. He is confident of continuing the positive trend with intelligent products and solutions in 2022. "Our development budget is well above the industry average with a share of more than eight percent of turnover because innovative products are the basis for the success of the company group.”
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