Everything needs to be faster and smarter
Awareness of safe working has increased considerably over the last few years, just like respect for the environment. The KOKS Group can proudly call itself a leader in these fields, on an international scale. Because, as Gerhard van Reeuwijk (Manager Marketing & Communication) explains: “the laws and legislation may differ from country to country: we choose to proactively improve the standard.”
The bar has been set high, not only as far as safety and the environment are concerned. Customer demand has also changed: everything needs to be faster and smarter. Development used to be carried out from scratch and step by step, by working with the customer, sometimes even by sitting down together at the drawing board. That way of working had its charm but also led to greater complexity and consequently a longer lead time for us to be able to continue guaranteeing quality.
The KOKS Group turned itself around and the local forge became a lean manufacturer. Customers choose from a standard range and can add extra options if required. “That is how we keep the quality high and the price attractive. Last but not least: the lead time has been reduced to 14 weeks.”