Stamping and bending technology is constantly evolving—MAXFELD has been driving this development from the very start with innovative capacity and passionate commitment. And yet, they are unique: in the highly complex world of wire, sheet metal strips, and components, we are a one-stop-shop guaranteeing a wide range of services. MAXFELD produces stamped and bent parts, integrate processes, and degrease surfaces—their in-house design engineering and tooling services render services speedy and flexible. The company meets the clients’ demands on every level with perfectly executed precision. MAXFELD Stanzbiegetechnik offers a diverse range of products and solutions that give you the decisive competitive edge, no matter your industry. Interview with Christian Schuster – General Manager BREMA-WERK. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Christian Schuster : Stamping and Bending From small batch production to large scale production: We guarantee quality in every detail, from the first item to the 100,000,000th item. Stamping From copper to spring steel strips: Customized production steps guarantee maximal efficiency—always with an eye towards holistic solutions. Integrated Processes From multi-component assembly to packaging: We combine the steps of the working process intelligently and tailor them to the final product. Surface degreasing From emulsions to oils: Our products’ metal and ceramic surfaces are cleaned to perfection. Design Engineering From idea to implementation: Our modern CAD-systems develop innovative tooling processes—and significantly reduce the cost of production. Tooling Services Sample construction, manufacture of tools, maintenance: We closely network design engineering, tooling services, and manufacturing—reducing the time it takes to develop and finish the end product to a minimum. E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? C.S: Maxfeld continues to focus on expanding its know-how and market share in the production of assemblies. Maxfeld has invested a lot of time and capital in this area in recent years and has now also been able to achieve very pleasing increases in turnover. The stamping and bending technology is only part of the added value of these assemblies. E.E: What are the ranges of products? C.S: The ranges go from simple bent parts in the household goods sector to sophisticated parts for the electronics and automotive sectors through to complex, fully automated assemblies. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? C.S: After the Corona-related declines in 2020, all of Maxfeld’s customer segments are in strong growth. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? C.S: The market grows and requests and expectations from our customers are getting more difficult. Anyway, this chance will set European high quality suppliers safe in the portfolios of purchasers and commodities of stamping parts. E.E What are the most innovative products marketed? C.S: Assembled parts and hybrid parts, like multi engineered plastic and stamping parts ready produced and coming out of one machine with up to 10 single and different assemblies: screws, plastic, rivets and stamping parts. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? C.S: Strongly increasing incoming orders + raw material prices, bottlenecks in the purchase of raw materials.