Camozzi explains how tailor-made solutions make a real difference in today's market, and are critical to the success of customer-specific product requirements.
When thinking of special products, great Italian tailoring comes to mind. An excellence mastered by tailoring perfect-fitting garments for one individual, the process begins with the customer's requirements, ideas and - sometimes latent - needs, passes through a phase of confrontation, and endures a challenging period of development in which advice is exchanged on solutions and feasibility. The ultimate goal, of course, is to reach not simply a suit, but "the suit", perfectly made to measure.
In the industrial global world in which Camozzi's excellence has been present for over 50 years, the special products in question are the tailor-made solutions it prepares for its customers. In an industry brimming with huge numbers of standard products and their many versions and optional features, customers still always need new solutions and specific variants. This is because fluid control embraces several sectors, often requiring completely different needs across its variety of uses. Camozzi does not see these as problems, however, but rather as opportunities.
To satisfy the steadily increasing trend of specific requests, and given their strategic importance, Camozzi has started a work reorganisation. The project is aimed at improving the organisation of internal resources; developing management systems; channelling information in clear and definite ways between all departments responsible for development; managing and sharing internal and external information; improving communication in all phases; growing internal and external expertise; and finding simple, efficient and effective systems to more vigorously support the technical-commercial network throughout the world.
A working group responsible for all flow management system verification using value stream mapping (VSM) was established in order to reduce response time and improve service. The world of special products is vast and complex, and Camozzi is aware of the challenge that the market is throwing in its direction.
The C_Fluid Control division provides solutions that are designed, developed and tested in exact accordance with customer specifications.
A wide range of high-quality and modular products are available, which are fully tested in accordance with customer specifications. Each product benefits from a combination of modern, customer-focused design techniques, resulting in the highest standards of performance. Camozzi's technical team provides support during the development of project solutions and after-sales services all over the world, making Camozzi the ideal partner for demanding and high-added-value projects.
The company's laboratories are equipped with the most advanced testing apparatus available, enabling it to carry out specific tests on special applications. This allows it to recommend and develop the required solutions to suit individual customer needs, in terms of load testing, products used in explosive zones and mechanical strength tests.
When designing components, Camozzi's focus is always on performance and the optimisation of dimensions. It is this focus that enables it to deliver compact pneumatic modules and circuits that guarantee high speed, excellent flows, low consumption, reduced weight and clean design.
Camozzi's "lean philosophy" enables it to ensure production flexibility. Moreover, the extensive technical knowledge of the Camozzi Research Centre means the C_Fluid control division is fully equipped to deliver customised solutions, combining electronics and mechanics, which are developed by working closely with each customer.
Pre-assembled solutions can also be provided, with an assigned part number that reduces installation time and costs while guaranteeing the quality and reliability of each solution. These solutions are simple to order, easy to use and ready to perform. ?