Investments in the VIA network

As a member of the Association of Innovative Automotive Suppliers (VIA), we have established several companies together with well-known medium-sized partner companies from our region over the last years according to the motto ""Technology competence through business cooperation"".

These include VIA Oberflächentechnik GmbH as a service provider for deburring, vibratory finishing, washing, degreasing and fine cleaning of components and VIA Consult GmbH & Co. KG.

All companies are competence centres in which know-how, experience and technical equipment are bundled to form a competent external service provider for the companies in the network.

The aim of these investments was and is to be able to offer our customers a comprehensive range of services from consulting through design, prototyping, pre-series and small series production to series production including various downstream operations. The network has succeeded in significantly expanding our own spectrum through cooperation and the exploitation of synergies.

Among other things, VIA Oberflächentechnik in Lennestadt-Grevenbrück operates several of the largest and most modern PER degreasing systems in Germany, in which components can be cleaned in lattice box-sized containers. For further information on the range of services offered by VIA-Oberflächentechnik, see the following profile. 
 


Research and Development Centre - ACS

With ACS, a leading partner of the automotive industry is at hand for economic and innovative research and development.

Headquarters: Attendorn
Founded in: 2011
Staff: 35

Competences: 

  • Competence centre for research and development tasks within the automotive industry
  • Development of hybrid products using multiple materials
  • Development of customised applications
  • Development of ready-for-production solutions

Research and Development via ACS

Another indirect investment is in ACS, the Automotive Centre of South Westphalia, in Attendorn. ACS provides us with extensive research and development support in a wide range of areas.

Business Consulting - VIA Consult

Company support and process optimisation for medium-sized companies 

Headquarters: Olpe
Founded in: 2001
Staff: 15

Competences:

  • Location development
  • Cooperation consulting
  • Management systems
  • Process optimisation
  • Support
  • Benchmarking (key figures systems) 
  • IT Consulting
  • CIP advice
  • Formation of purchasing pools
  • Project support
  • Energy consulting

Surface Technology - VIA Surface Technology

Headquarters: Lennestadt
Founded in: 1996
Staff: 180

Competences:

  • Deburring 
  • Cleaning 
  • Fine cleaning
  • Laboratory 
  • Packing / order picking

The VIA companies and investments

In addition to exchange within the network, also at the area managerial level, mutual interests are also pursued through business start-ups and investments. This allows opportunities to be better utilised and risks to be shared.