Hatz Components is the answer to the challenges of 2022 and embodies a long-term vision that values specific expertise. On the one hand the focus is on engines, on the other on components.
The Components division started as an independent company
“Ensuring the future-proof, economically sustainable positioning of Hatz’s individual business areas” is the principle that has moved the company management to take this important step. Hence, on December 1, 2021, Hatz Components GmbH started operating as an independent company within the Hatz Group. Over recent years, the Components division, which bundles all precision machining tasks, has already written a success story of its own and has become a central pillar of Motorenfabrik Hatz. Hatz Components manufactures high-precision metal components (especially conrods and crankshafts for the non-captive market) for various industries, such as the international automotive and commercial vehicle industry and manufacturers of agricultural vehicles. The reorientation of automotive OEMs indirectly improves the prospects of component manufacturing. The focus of the automotive industry on electric powertrain solutions and the resulting reduction of internally produced combustion engine components pushes up the volume on the free market. Accordingly, the demand for reliable partners with profound expertise and superior production quality remains high. Happily, Hatz Components is well prepared to meet this demand.
Getting into greater depth
Since December 1, 2021, some 500 employees, i.e. roughly half of all employees at headquarters, have been working for Hatz Components GmbH. “Ruhstorf an der Rott is the center of all core Hatz operations,” says Bern Krüper, Chief Executive Officer of Motorenfabrik Hatz. The foundation of Hatz Components GmbH will improve the focus of the work and production processes on specific value streams and the effective adaptation of the portfolio to future combustion engine requirements. The goal is to be able to accommodate the requirements of the various on-highway and off-highway customers in a more specific manner, to increase flexibility, to cut costs, and to streamline operations. “By means of this step, we follow up on the good performance of our components business. The foundation of the new company enables a more dedicated positioning of our business and increases transparency,” explains Bernd Krüper. “The newly founded company greatly assists the people at Hatz and the entire Hatz Group in managing the area more distinctively, making it even more attractive for our customers and partners. Along with our many innovation projects and our technological leadership in compact engines and analog and digital systems, this positioning makes us even more future-proof in the components sector,” predicts Bernd Krüper, CEO of Motorenfabrik Hatz, who also manages the new Hatz Components GmbH. In the upcoming financial year, Hatz expects record sales, both in the field of components and in engine production, provided that this will be possible against the backdrop of the tense coronavirus situation and the associated supply bottlenecks.