Over one hundred national and international guests attended the opening ceremony of Europe’s second aluminium frame production facility.
Quicker, flexible and efficient production process
The new factory is fully in line with the Industry 4.0 philosophy focusing on quicker, more flexible and more efficient production processes using modern IT technologies in combination with high-tech research centers and robotized production lines. All stages for the production of the frames are housed on one floor. From tube laser cutting, welding on one of the six stations, QC, cleaning, sandblasting, anti-corrosion treatment and painting. The official ceremony took place in the only empty spot in the factory which will soon be filled with the hydroforming machinery.
The factory is a major innovation on its own as AG Motors is the first producer being able to manufacture a complete aluminium frame in one uninterrupted welding process. “The high level of automatization gives the possibility of implementing repeatability, a high production rate and, what is the most important, providing high quality of the final product,” explains Wiesław Marek. “We source our raw material, aluminium 6061 in Poland which gives us a full control over both the quality of the material and technology. This is a big step forward in creating the highest quality bike frames.” Currently the AG Motors facility employs 137 people.