Customer case Wire bending machine
Axelent Engineering has delivered an FTX13 wire bending machine from Numalliance to Delex in Forsheda in 2022. Delex is a family-owned company that is now run by the second generation since the company was founded in 1974. Right now they are on an expansion journey both in terms of development in production, and through the construction of new warehouse space.
Get to know Delex
Delex is a family-owned company that was founded in 1974 and is now run by the second generation. Erik Forsberg runs the company together with Sebastian Mårtensson. Delex has 46 employees in Forsheda. They also have a factory in Poland with 27 employees. The company specializes in wire bending, but also pipe bending and the assembly and welding of details. Its own product, Toolflex, accounts for about a quarter of its turnover and is a product that celebrates 40 years this year. It is a practical tool holder for, among other things, gardening or cleaning tools.
The automotive industry is a large customer segment consisting of about 25 percent of what is produced, but through strategic work, the company now has a wide range of other types of customers as well. Right now, the company is expanding and building 4000 square meters of new warehouse space. Later, parts of the production area will also be moved to create more space.
Delex has a wide range of machinery to cover different bending techniques, where they also have their own workshop, service and maintenance under their own roof. A strength that they cherish and constantly develop.
Machine from Numalliance New FTX13 wire bending machine for greater flexibility
Erik Forsberg is CEO of Delex and a partner since 2012 but has been part of the company all his life. With his journey through the company with roles as both toolmaker and designer, he has a great understanding of the need to be constantly on your toes when it comes to keeping up with developments. One step in this can be to expand but also to further develop their production in different ways. An older machine was becoming outdated and lacked available spare parts, so they saw the need to replace it with a new variant. Axelent Engineering has been part of that journey by delivering an FTX13 from Numalliance to Delex in 2022.
This gave them a more flexible and efficient wire bending machine that handles wire diameters from 4-13 mm. This variant of machine is their third in the order of that kind, where two are located in Sweden and one in their factory in Poland. In addition to these machines, they have several other machines from Numalliance of the brands Macksoft, Robomac and Numac.
– We compared several different suppliers, but since we already have several machines of this brand and thus also knowledge of how their machines work, we chose this option. They also have a prior understanding of our needs and we have an established contact with the machine supplier, which was also important to us.
– We have previously used Axelent Engineering for welding equipment that was implemented in one of our production solutions. The cooperation with Mats at Axelent Engineering has worked very well. I also knew him from before and it has been a safe process,” says Erik.
Spare parts, tools and service
Installation of new machines is handled by Numalliance, but from this year onwards, sales of spare parts, tools and service on the machines will be handled primarily by Axelent Engineering. We see this as something that provides proximity and security to our customers, says Mats Göthberg, salesman at Axelent Engineering.