RUKO, an expert in precision tools for metal cutting, has recently made several investments within its technologies, machinery and products in order to further expand and strengthen its position within target markets.
Headquartered in Germany, near Stuttgart, RUKO GmbH Präzisionswerkzeuge develops and produces durable and reliable precision tools, adapted to customers’ requirements. In order to continue to meet the needs of its customers, RUKO has heavily invested in its production, through a modernisation process that has seen 18 old machines replaced by 23 new state of the art machines, which require significantly less space and have enabled RUKO to expand its production capacity, whilst reducing production times.
“We have deliberately opted for in-house production in Germany in order to integrate our know-how directly into the product development process and thus also ensure the quality standard ‘Made in Germany’,” explains RUKO. “By continuously investing in the latest technologies and machines we have been able to not only renew our machinery, but also expand our capacity, as well as include a production line for twist drills. This enables us to meet the growing global demand for our products.”
Through the modernisation of its production, RUKO has also been able to take significant steps in its sustainability targets. “With the introduction of the new machines our electricity consumption has reduced by over 50% compared to 2015, despite a significant increase in output,” mentions RUKO. “To add to this, we now have an oil recovery system that recovers more than 500 litres of additional oil per tonne from the already filtered grinding sludge of the production process. In addition, the energy generated by the machines heats the entire production and shipping hall in winter.
A wide tooling capability
RUKO has a very large portfolio of tools in its range, with the company specialised in the production of drills for metal cutting. These include twist drills, step drills, taps and countersinks. In addition, the range also includes concrete and wood drills, as well as saws and magnetic pillar drills.
“This portfolio is expanded annually with innovative products,” points out RUKO. “We are constantly striving to develop new tools
to give our customers a competitive edge and help them achieve the best results.”
This is underlined by RUKO’s specially developed ULTIMATECUT line, which offers innovative and high-quality precision tools that have been developed for the most demanding applications – both in industry and for professional users. “Trade loyalty is of great importance to us. We value and maintain long-standing relationships with our distributors and specialist dealers and our commitment to trade loyalty is based on trust, reliability and a collaborative partnership,” reports RUKO. “Through the investments in our machines, and employees, we ensure the quality of our products and at the same time optimise our production processes. We can also react quickly to changing customer needs and open up new market opportunities by designing innovative solutions.”
An example of RUKO reacting to customers’ requirements is the launch of new sustainable packaging – REPACK by RUKO – which is made of cast fibre, a completely sustainable material that is compostable and provides an alternative to the usual plastic cassettes.
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