The systems mostly produce aluminum profiles used in countless industries, from general mechanical engineering through automotive and aerospace to interior design. Since 2019, metalcutting in Hettstedt has been updated with the addition of seven modern machining centers from DMG MORI. From the outset, there has been a focus on efficient automation solutions such as the Robo2Go and the PH 150 pallet handling system.
„Every one of our machines is unique that is tailored to the requirements of our customers”, explains Philipp Unterschütz. The authorized signatory and project engineer, who is set to lead the company founded by his father Uwe Philipp Unterschütz and grandfather Wolfgang Jopp into the next generation, has ambitious goals. “If we are to remain productive and competitive, we must expand our production and steadily modernize.” This is the only way that Unterschütz can reliably realize the extensive projects of customers from all over the world. It can take anything up to a year from the development phase to the delivery of an extrusion press, depending on the size and complexity of a project. If several orders are running at the same time, the company relies on efficient processes, as Philipp Unterschütz stresses: “That is why we focused on complete machining and automated production when purchasing new machine tools – a new era for us.”