Hirschmann’s range of industrial switches and active devices available from Belden Australia continues to be strongly focussed on quality to ensure their customers have access to superior solutions.
Hirschmann, a Belden brand is a leader in industrial automation solutions, and manufactures its product range in Germany.
Along with Belden's extensive range of cabling, connectivity and cable management products, customers are offered an unparalleled set of solutions for industrial Ethernet networks encompassing data cables, connectors, I/O modules, network equipment and systems for mobile automation.
Hirschmann’s extensive portfolio of highly sophisticated switches finds application in key vertical markets including machine building, oil and gas, public transport, traffic control, alternative power generation, power transmission and distribution, data centres, professional broadcast and audio/video, safety and security, and enterprise.
The company produced an estimated 3,500 separate types of devices in 2009, adding on another 20% since then in the volume of individual units.
According to Hans-Jürgen Springer, Director Operations, excellent customer solutions from Hirschmann require a strong focus on quality.
He explains that their business is defined by the switches they make, the customers they serve and the work environment they create for their associates. Hirschmann’s key strength lies in their ability to align their manufacturing capacity to the requirements of customers and partners.
For instance, the company has adopted LEAN manufacturing processes that help to reduce waste, and deploy energy efficient technology. The Hirschmann production facilities employ a modest number of staff who are responsible for their growing portfolio of switches designed to serve a wide range of markets.
Hirschmann builds only to customer orders, eliminating the need to stock finished goods. At the same time, the company is able to guarantee excellent delivery times. Each switch is tested in accordance with a large number of requirements and meets all approvals necessary for its specific application.
He adds that productivity and flexibility are key drivers for success in addition to the quality of their associates, which is ensured through an ongoing training program.
Mr Springer concludes by saying that customers can be certain of the quality of their switches with Hirschmann’s overall solutions delivering added value throughout their lifecycle.