After the takeover of Larga in 2016, VOSS Fluid is pushing ahead with the integration of the long-established Italian company. Now VOSS Fluid Larga has been renamed VOSS Fluid S. r. l. on 1st January 2018. The German quality manufacturer for tube fittings has also merged its Italian subsidiary with VOSS Fluid S. r. l. at the Osnago site and invested in additional capacities there. The result is that VOSS has high-quality production facilities for hose fittings and ready-to-install hydraulic lines which add even more quality to the portfolio.
In addition, a common inventory control system was introduced for the combined site. Voss is using these measures to increasingly standardise its manufacturing processes in Italy and to position itself even more strongly as a comprehensive system provider.
The merger of VOSS Fluid Larga S. r. l. with the long-standing Italian VOSS subsidiary in Osnago - some 30km north of Milan - has created VOSS Fluid's largest foreign location with 120 employees. VOSS Fluid S. r. l. produces millions of hose fittings in familiar VOSS quality. In addition to the sale of the individual components, ready-to-install hydraulic lines are also produced and offered here. In addition to modern tube connection technology, the company supplies all components for the hose connection of mobile and stationary machines and systems. As a result, users reduce the number of their suppliers and obtain uniform product quality at the highest technical level - especially with a view towards leakproofness and corrosion resistance.
Customers will benefit from these standardized manufacturing processes in the future, as VOSS can react to every application with a combination of hose fittings and other hydraulic components. The range of hose fittings is ideal for hydraulic hoses with a nominal diameter of 5-51mm and includes connection systems for all common hose types.
Development into a comprehensive system supplier
The integration into VOSS Fluid S. r. l. is the next logical step in the development of the Wipperfürth-based company. VOSS Fluid has grown as an expert in hydraulic connection technology. A further milestone in the company's history followed in 2016, when it was possible to take over the Italian market player Larga, also integrating hose fittings into the product range. With that, VOSS Fluid added these hydraulic components to its product portfolio and at the same time increased its production capacities for global distribution.
Italy expects a strong year for mechanical engineering
Through VOSS Fluid S. r. l., the company is also strengthening its position in the Italian market, which is currently experiencing an enormous boom in the mechanical engineering sector. In 2017, Italy's manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation systems recorded double-digit growth rates on average. This was the fourth consecutive year of growth for this specialized Italian industry; a development that experts predict once again for the year 2018 as expected by the association UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, according to its own bulletin. VOSS Fluid S. r. l. can only profit from this.