With a capacity of several hundred tons of steel per week, Tecta S.A. is one of the largest steel cutting companies in France. As a leading supplier to the machine tool and energy markets the company’s extensive manufacturing capacity allows them to process several hundred tons of steel a week. This capacity combined with the flexibility to cut parts in all formats and all thicknesses (up to 4m wide and 15m long; and up to 800mm thick, or even 1400mm) allows Tecta to deliver a wide variety of metal parts.
While the company’s fabrication capabilities are clearly impressive, it is the company’s level of responsiveness that customers most appreciate. Sense of service has been the driving force behind Tecta since the company’s formation in 1992. Requests are processed, confirmed and delivery times scheduled all within a short 48 hour time frame. This responsiveness has allowed the company to grow from its origins focused on the Swiss market to broaden its customer base into Germany, Poland, Benelux, Austria, and beyond.
SigmaNEST Holds the Key to Tecta Responsiveness
Tecta’s fabrication equipment includes several oxyfuel and plasma cutting machines. These machines feature the very latest technology, offering clients optimal cutting quality for all geometric shapes, ranging from the simple to complex. SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software is a key to the company’s ability to maximize material yield, cutting machine performance and deliver quality parts to its growing and diverse list of customers.
“We realize that maintaining our activity requires an ongoing commitment to quality,” said Michel Holder, who sells for the company in France. “We strive to deliver the best to our customers in terms of quality and pricing. SigmaNEST has been our CAD/CAM nesting software since 1998. We rely on SigmaNEST to help drive our continuous production improvement initiatives.” Today Tecta uses SigmaNEST to create parts, import DXF files supplied by the client and generate the tightest nests possible in order to reduce material costs by maximize the part yield from each sheet.
“SigmaNEST is a powerful and comprehensive solution that fits our varied needs,” explained Holder. “It allows us to quickly adapt to the growing demands of the market. “