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Hoffmann Quality Tools Asia Pacific Pte Ltd bags SBR International Business Award for Machining and Tooling

Hoffmann group's GARANT TPC Endmill increased a renowned aerospace company's productivity by 50%.

The Hoffmann Group offers an unsurpassed cost/benefit ratio. They ensure a 99% delivery accuracy and reliability, an error rate of just 0.1%, and preferred-supplier status among more than 95% of customers. For more than 40 years, Hoffmann Group's GARANT brand has been used for the demanding work of its customers. Those who choose GARANT products profit from Hoffmann Group's constant efforts to develop its tools as well as its technical capabilities. Currently, there are 25,000 GARANT tools available for every field of application. Hoffmann Group’s Asia Pacific subsidiary, Hoffmann Quality Tools Asia Pacific won the Singapore Business Review International Business Award for Machining and Tooling for its GARANT TPC Endmill.

Hoffmann Group’s subsidiary Hoffmann Quality Tools Asia Pacific provided the right tools to one of its long-time clients in the aerospace industry to meet industry demands. The customer has recently entered into joint venture with SIA Engineering Company to establish a new engine overhaul facility in Singapore. This joint venture combines advanced technologies and lean practices with digitisation and data analytics to enhance productivity.

As a result of this, Hoffmann Group 's star products, the GARANT TPC End Mills was procured to meet the demands of the aviation industry. The GARANT TPC End Mills has a very high metal removal rate, a high dynamic path speed, and low cutting force. Not only is it very durable in the long run, it also gives a high savings potential compared to the conventional strategy. With the GARANT TPC End Mills, the customer is able to speed up working processes and drastically reduce costs. With the implementation of such innovative tool, the customer is able to increase its productivity by 50%. This means reducing their run time from 60 minutes to 30 minutes. At the same time, increase their tool performances by 30%. This allows them to have a quick turnaround for their overhaul services.

For workshops where multiple tool issuing systems are used, it is also important that all machines can be connected to a central control unit and operated in parallel.

This should also be a consideration for both small and large operations if they are toying with the idea of using a system like this. Setting up multiple systems at different locations can often pay for itself by shortening the time it takes to fetch equipment. Using the GARANT Tool24 Smartline goods issuing system has allowed clients not only to improve their operations through reduced times for fetching tools and through continuous round-the-clock availability of tools, but it has also significantly raised the job satisfaction of the employees. The system simplifies employees’ access to tools — especially during the night shift when the normal tool stores are no longer staffed. In addition, employees can quickly identify the equipment that they require thanks to the intuitive software search facility by scanner, key word search or item number.

The SBR International Business Awards was held on May 17, 2018 at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.

This year's nominations were judged by a panel consisting of Ng Jiak See, executive director and head of corporate finance advisory at Deloitte Singapore & Southeast Asia; Choo Eng Chuan, ASEAN markets leader and partner, international and corporate tax services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP; Toh Kim Teck, assurance partner at Foo Kon Tan LLP; and Henry Tan, managing director at NEXIA TS.

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