A tour through one of the largest machine factories in the Netherlands

Machine Fabriek Elburg

Our colleagues Marloes Middelkamp and Emiel Tiemessen from Trotec Benelux visited Machine Factory Elburg. They met with Project Manager Herrald Hulst who showed them around the offices and production area of the factory. 

About Machine Fabriek Elburg


Machine Fabriek Elburg is a specialist in machining castings, supplying accurate turning and milling parts and assembled products. They manufacture semi-finished products for trucks, engines, compressors, pumps, agriculture and oil & gas in large and small quantities. With many years of experience, their products are exported worldwide, with the company establishing a strong position in the European market. They are certified according to IATF16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and deliver 10PPM according to automotive requirements (= a maximum of 10 parts deviating per 1 million delivered parts allowed).

Machine Fabriek was founded in 1984 and now consists of 100 employees, with the company's main focus being the truck industry. Some of their major customers include DAF Trucks in Eindhoven, DAF Trucks in Westerlo Belgium ad PACCAR (parent company of DAF worldwide). They also have other large customers in the Netherlands and Europe from the engine industry (Liebherr and MTU in Germany), the gas industry (Mokveld Valves from Gouda) as well as the cooling industry (GEA Refrigeration Netherlands NV from Den Bosch), and the agricultural sector (Krone and Claas in Germany). 

Herrald Hulst discusses how they successfully supply to a wide range of industries: "We process both small and large quantities depending on customer requirements. Alongside 35 stand-alone machines used for turning and milling, we also have a fully automated Flexible Manufacturing System on which we produce fully automated with robots 24/7".

The challenge

"We were looking for a laser marking machine because our new customer, Liebherr from Germany, required their parts provided with a lasered data matrix code. Laser technology was a completely new investment for us, and with the laser marker we can now meet the traceability requirements of clients, allowing us to soon be deployed for more diverse assignments and customers. The laser marker is currently operated by four staff. Following a short training course, they were able to operate the marking laser." says Herrald Hulst.

Trotec solution

When searching for a high-quality laser machine, comparing various suppliers, eventually opting for a SpeedMarker 700 laser marker from Trotec, who invested time and effort in both ourselves and the product. They came up with a competitive offer and complete concept that both Machine Fabriek Elburg and the end customer can agree with. We were also able to have some small series lasered at Trotec on a demo machine before the fast delivery so that the customer immediately had a result in-house for evaluation. We are very satisfied with the laser marking machine, because it is easy to use. It has made us even more complete as a supplier, "says Herrald Hulst.

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