2018 – YEAR OF
Last year was a special year for Jalax in terms of business growth. The turnover increased 44 %. Despite of significant growth in business volumes Jalax managed to keep 99% due date performance throughout the year. 99% due date performance continues to be cornerstone of our Reliable Response offer to all our make-to-order clients. This year we are even more confident that Jalax can offer exceptionally good due date performance as new machinery increases both reliability and quality.
We strive for ongoing improvement, where things, decisions and information move quickly and are backed up with a partnership and keeping our word.
THE NEW ERA OF TUBE PROCESSING IN JALAX
MORE POWER AND PRECISION IN TUBE CUTTING
According to machine producer Trumpf, the new model TrueLaser Tube 5000 Fiber 3kw
installed on Jalax in May 2019 is the fastest tube cutting machine in the world. To our clients this means short processing times for a large range of possible tubes and profiles. Other improved capabilities are:
ability to cut also tubes from stainless steel, aluminium, copper and bronze;
ability to cut tubes up to length 4,5 meters, up to diameter 152 mm and up to wall thickness 8 mm;
the bevel cutting option that enables high-quality bevel cuts of up to 45°
accuracy of cutting parallel holes and cuts
STATE-OF-ART TUBE BENDING
In February 2019 Jalax installed a new CNC tube bending machine Crippa 1042E. The new machine belongs to Crippa Up&Down series that offers right and left bend directions for limitless bends. The new machine opens new opportunities – Jalax can offer much larger variety of bended tube components than ever before.
Main benefits are:
A cross movement of the bending head makes possible tube geometries during single operation that usually require post processing operations.
Bending of square, round tubes regardless of profile with diameter from 6 mm up to 42 mm.
Electro Servo control feature increases bending accuracy and allows us producing small batches without scrap and with consistent quality.
A high vertical excursion makes it possible to simultaneously use multiple tools with different radius and clamping.
The combined result of Jalax tube processing investments is two-fold: Tube cutting process was Jalax’s production bottleneck before the investment. After the investments Jalax has significantly more tube processing capacity and we are now open for new orders and challenges. At the same time higher precision tube cutting and vastly increased tube bending possibilities will open new markets for multi-directional bended tube components. We hope that also our existing clients will find ways to use these possibilities in their new exciting products!
EXPANSION OF VMI SERVICES
In 2019 we hope the expansion of our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service. At the moment 4 out of 10 largest clients are actively using benefits of Jalax VMI service. There are more than hundred products under the service and in 2018 Jalax opened extra warehouse to keep the VMI stock safely.
Compared to traditional purchasing process Jalax VMI service offers:
Exceptionally short order fulfillment lead-times (from 2-3 days up to 1 week)
Reduction in client’s stock as the buffer stock kept in Jalax belongs to us until the consumption occurs
Advanced tools for stock planning via MoreOrLess web platform
MoreOrLess web platform helps our clients to analyse and plan stock levels, as well warns us whenever stock levels may be too low to meet immediate consumption. We believe that VMI service is a core of our future supply chain solutions and we will continue to invest in it even further.
was established in 1993. Initially just a small shop doing metal work, it has grown into one of the leading manufacturers of metal furniture and components over the years. Presently, Jalax employs currently approximately 150 employees.