Carbon Footprint | Advanced Materials | Production Systems
We accompany you from technology consulting to a lightweight product ready for series production.
We analyze your production. We benchmark technologies. And work with you to find cost-efficient and sustainable scenarios for your application.
We accompany you as experts for complex material systems and process chains. We design your component. We create prototypes and validate practically. And that is completely open to technology.
We develop machines for composite production. We design lightweight production systems. We build them and offer them turnkey. And minimize your risk by testing and ramp up of production on our own machines.
Our business areas
Technologieberatung – nachhaltig lösungsorientiert im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ökologie und Ökonomie
Technology consulting – sustainably solution-oriented in the area of conflict between ecology and economy
Tape laying and winding machines – turnkey production and highly flexible use
Our production machines enable the manufacture of load- and waste-optimized semi-finished products and components through the efficient processing of thermoplastic tapes.
What we do
We are convinced that lightweight construction technologies make a significant contribution to safeguarding our livelihoods and at the same time help to reduce production costs by saving materials.
Software for calculating manufacturing costs and sustainability indicators
With our intuitive software OPLYSIS-eco® we help you to analyze and optimize your production in terms of economic efficiency and sustainability.
Digitization in Production & Technology Assessment
We support you in increasing the productivity of your production by identifying and evaluating technological improvements and implementing digitization strategies.
«Fast and reliable cost calculations are essential for our specialised products with a high amount of product variants. The database function of OPLYSIS is one essential function to document and make use of our experience for the calculation of future production scenarios. By this, we speed up our quotation process and our 25 employees can concentrate on creating value instead of spending time on administration.»
Bernd Burgwedel, Managing Director, IBK-Fibertec GmbH
«With more than 100 manufacturing plants and technical centers worldwide our company is the the global leader in automotive interiors. Within this dynamic market it is essential, to rate the potential of new processes within days. OPLYSIS is our partner/vendor for analysing production scenarios, to identify cost drivers and production bottlenecks in early stages. As a globally acting company, we also take advantage of the collaboration functions to improve the communication between various departments like procurement, production and costing. »
Dr. Oliver Becker, Executive Director Process Innovation at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
«FEV Consulting combines top management consulting expertise with deep technical and engineering capabilities in order to create pragmatic solutions to the complex issues of our customers from automotive and other technical industries. OPLYSIS effectively supports our cost & value engineering team to prepare detailed should-cost calculations, transparent mapping and optimization of production processes, develop new production concepts and to determine target costs. During collaborative workshops with our clients, OPLYSIS shows it’s strength in quick and flexible process mapping – results can be analyzed and discussed directly during the workshop and optimization ideas are easily implemented virtually.»
Christian Speuser, Principal, FEV Consulting GmbH
«The high flexibility of OPLYSIS supports us in early stage evaluation of new materials and production technologies with regard to costs and production capabilities. The structured modelling approach is helping us share and leverage information efficiently.»
Dr. Andrew Willet, Production Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
«AVANCO‘s brought product range including tubes and profiles as well as prismatic lightweight components demands a tailored process flow and flexible costing solutions. OPLYSIS supports this individualized approach starting in the product development phase by modeling different production scenarios. Incoming customer inquiries can be visualized and discussed transparently regarding the potential process layout, resulting costs structures and potential costs drivers.»
Markus Hildebrandt, Project Management, AVANCO GmbH
«As globally active company in material supply, Mitsui Chemicals wants to meet today’s requirements of high flexibility and short response time to constantly changing markets. Not only within the composite business, we always have to face the challenge to understand highly cost-intensive and dynamic market situations. OPLYSIS, with its possibility to simulate production scenarios by varying easily process elements or resources, can help us to understand new markets and also to respond flexibly to customer needs with our own production. »
Christos Karatzias, Business Development Engineer, Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH
«With OPLYSIS, we found a powerful software tool, to store, exchange and reuse our wide range of expertise. The know-how ranges from materials and processes up to equipment and economical correlations. OPLYSIS also provides an integrated database for effective collaboration within our team. The agile and intuitive modelling of production technologies – especially in early design stages – encourages the discussion with our project partners and supports us in gaining a common understanding within the team at every stage of the project.»
Thomas Weiler, Group Leader, The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL)
«With OPLYSIS, we are able to set up economic evaluations of new production scenarios far more effectively and expeditiously than before. New process and material combinations we think of or have already developed can be related to the state of the art within seconds by modelling in only one calculation window. This enables us to evaluate cost, times and performance of the new production scenarios in direct comparison. »
Arne Böttcher, Head of department Composites and Polyurethane Technology, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV)