18 January 2017 Aalberts Investments and the current shareholders of the KMWE Group (KMWE) signed an agreement where Aalberts Investments acquires a 25% stake in KMWE. KMWE is herewith reinforcing its strategic and financial position in preparation for the strong growth forecasts for the coming years.
On 28th September the Raad van State (Dutch institute) gave the official permission for the start of the Brainport Industries Campus. KMWE will establish here as first inhabitant in the beginning of 2018.
Brainport Industries Campus
The face of the High Tech Supply Chain in Eindhoven
At the BIC the most innovative and succesfull organisations are gathered and will work closely together in one campus. The campus will be a hotspot for innovation, education, co-operation and sustainability. The next generation of the High Tech supply chain will be educated in a inspiring place.
In October 2013 Additive Industries opened the doors of AddLab at Strijp-S. Together with nine partners from the manufacturing industry, this joint pilot plant for 3D metal printing became a hot spot of additive manufacturing industry that can compete with the world. After the 3-year project KMWE, NTS-Group and Machinefabriek De Valk started together the new AddFab. Frencken and MTA remain involved in the second line to 3D printing parts. They will now focus on industrial serial production and scale-up of the capacity.
By achieving AS9100 certification KMWE Malaysia has taken the steps necessary to assure the aerospace standards.
This certification will help KMWE Precision to expand its participation in the aerospace and aviation markets.
In January the first 5-axis Chiron Mill 3000 High Speed Plus was installed for the machining of large structures up to 3 meters.
April 23, 1955 - April 23, 2015
KMWE began in 1955 with one milling machine and a lathe machine in the barn of a home in Eindhoven. Now KMWE has become an international player.
This year, KMWE celebrates its 60th anniversary.
KMWE has announced plans to move to a brand new factory on an industrial campus being developed in Eindhoven, the so called Brainport Industries Campus. BIC was launched jointly by Eindhoven municipality, North Brabant province, Brabant Development and the co-operative Brainport Industries comprising Tier One, Tier Two and Tier Three suppliers. It is designed to be a hub for high-tech industry and a crucible for manufacturing innovation in the Eindhoven region.
With KMWE, CEO Edward Voncken is finalist in the category Accelerating of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015, thé business award of the Netherlands.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the most prestigious business leader recognition in the world and is given annually in over fifty countries.
KMWE 3DP offers engineering and 3D metal printing services and supports its customers in the technical and commercial trade-off between the unique 3D printing feasibilities and the established machining technologies.
DutchAero - a renowned supplier of aerospace structures and - engine parts in the Netherlands - has been taken over by KMWE
Inde Dutch Engineering & Aerospace services Limited (IDEAS) , is a leading engineering solutions & services provider catering to customers in the aerospace, automotive, machinery, and affiliated industry segments. IDEAS offers a wide range of solutions, directly helping customers to improve the performance of their products as well as bringing about significant improvements in their design to manufacturing cycles.
KMWE invests in the latest technologies and equipment needed for the Titanium machining. The biggest investment in the history so far consists of latest CAD/CAM software and four 5-axis cnc machines and 1 large CMM.
ISO Class 6 cleanroom in line with the latest standards for the Semiconductor and Medical industry
Jan Bruurs wins the Ir. Noordhofprijs in category Metal. This yearly event is to promote craftmenship.
Next to its Components and Systems activities KMWE starts a separate entitiy for the Engineering and Prototyping activities, called KMWE Projects.
By taking over a local machining company KMWE Malaysia is able to kick start its Components activities.
KMWE Malaysia expands its space to 2200 m2 and opens cleanroom
Due to growth KMWE Malaysia moves to new building
Further expansion in the automated manufacturing of aluminium and titanium up to a productsize of 1000 mm.
AS9100 certified according to C norm
with 3 fully automated SPC controlled high speed centres
Edward Voncken, Marc Evers en Berry Geven are the new shareholders
Awarded as best Dutch Company in training professionals
Expansion of cleanroom to 450 m2
The start of KMWE (Klein Mechanische Werkplaats Eindhoven)