The High Art of Plastics Production

Hengst wins international Engel Award 2015 – from development through to implementation, all under one roof

Take advantage of the latest manufacturing procedures and free up space in terms of both design and profitability: The Austrian Engel group regularly presents the Engel Award for examples of success that fulfill these goals. Hengst is among the three prizewinners this year. The automobile supplier won the internationally renowned award in the ‘Optimal Use of Mold Area’ category and, in doing so, prevailed over 27 plastics processing companies from 14 countries.

At Hengst, engineering competence and an exemplary vertical range of manufacture go hand-in-hand. The company has won awards time and time again thanks to its high level of expertise in precision manufacturing, from plastic injection molding through to aluminum die casting. The Engel Group, an international leader in the manufacture of injection molding machines, has just honored a solution that Hengst was able to realize entirely under one roof – from the idea, through to development, right up until series production. We are talking about the oil-filter module bases, which are used in the four-cylinder diesel engines of several different Audi and Volkswagen models. The sophisticated components are being manufactured in high volume at the Hengst facility in Nordwalde, Germany.

The award was presented as part of the Engel Symposium in the Austrian city of Linz on 16 June. “We see this award as both a confirmation and an incentive,” says Dr. Torsten Penz, Chief Operating Officer at Hengst: “We are very happy to receive this recognition for our high level of manufacturing competence and vertical range of production, which we use to create sustainable added-value for our customers. Our goal in the future is to continue setting standards with creative ideas and cutting-edge technology.”

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