The digitalization project of the Wetter Group in Stetten is currently underway together with Kaltenbach.Solutions GmbH. In order to be able to provide customers in the steel construction industry with individually tailored offers, the family-run Swiss steel construction company has been investing in forward-looking technologies for generations. By using the digital measuring device BoosterBOX 4.0 and the associated software on machines and systems in production, the company is striving for sustainable optimization of the performance and the machine environment.
In 1946, Hans Wetter founded a locksmith's shop in Stetten; today, H. Wetter AG is a family-run group of companies with over 150 employees. In the 70s, the company started building turnkey halls for industry and in 2003, the then most modern steel construction production line in Switzerland was realized. Currently, under the management of Gabriel Wetter, the company supports customers in the planning and realization of supporting structures made of steel and steel composite construction. In addition, energetic refurbishments, the construction of mountain railroads and real estate development are part of the range of services.
The Wetter Group has its own plant with assembly team and continuously invests in future-proof technologies. In 2019, the company installed a photovoltaic system that produces over 800,000 kWh. Wetter uses the BoosterBOX 4.0 from Kaltenbach.Solutions both on the machines in prefabrication and on the systems for assembly and welding. Based on data from ongoing operations, this makes the productivity of workflows and the organization around the machines visible. A project team consisting of employees from the work preparation, machine operation and management departments then jointly defines the next steps with the aim of achieving a sustainable increase in performance.
Pictured from left to right: Gabriel Wetter (CEO of the Wetter Group), Valentin Kaltenbach (Managing Partner of Kaltenbach.Solutions), Jürg Mäder (Head of Lean Manufacturing at Wetter) and Mario Vidovic (Production Manager at Wetter in Stetten)