The HAHN+KOLB Group is one of the world's leading tool service providers and system suppliers with a worldwide sales organization, deliveries in over 65 countries and customers from the mechanical engineering, automotive, metal, electronics and energy sectors. In 2018, the company celebrated its 120th anniversary with a clear focus on intelligent procurement solutions and the latest manufacturing processes. Because success is no accident.
The Ludwigsburg-based company sells cutting and clamping tools, measuring and testing technology, factory equipment, personal protective equipment, general tools, handling systems and machines as well as customer-oriented system solutions in direct sales.
HAHN+KOLB offers technical advice, numerous services and state-of-the-art and therefore extremely efficient and reliable logistics.
Pioneer for digital trading solutions
With increasing digitization and Industry 4.0, the processes involved in modern production are also changing. The central challenge here is the need-based provision of work equipment. The tool service provider and system supplier HAHN+KOLB is a leader in the field of modern purchasing processes for manufacturing companies and is constantly developing new possibilities for individualized, automated and user-friendly procurement. Behind this is also the experience in selling tools and machines since 1898. “We are pleased that we have remained young for more than 120 years, because you can only be successful in retail if you understand new customer requirements and have modern solutions today for tomorrow’s needs offers,” says Katrin Hummel, Managing Director at HAHN+KOLB. "That's why we have to continuously review and develop our offers and services. Our online shop and intelligent Industry 4.0 applications are what our department stores in Stuttgart and Munich were in the 1930s. We present our entire range to our customers on demand, wherever they are.”
Procurement 4.0 digitally
In 1997, HAHN+KOLB was the first tool dealer ever to publish its catalog with thousands of items on the Internet. In order to make the procurement processes as lean and efficient as possible, HAHN+KOLB consistently invests in digital solutions for Industry 4.0. The result is intelligent and self-sufficient, self-managing procurement modules such as the HK-MAT or individual e-catalogues that offer the right industrial solution for every need. Among other things, customers have the option of individually configuring the HAHN+KOLB online shop, which now has 120,000 items, into a personal e-catalogue according to their wishes including, for example, specifying their company's own cost centers. The platform is then controlled directly by the company's own ERP system via the OCI interface (Open Catalog Interface). This direct connection simplifies and accelerates the approval processes on the customer side.
Another option is electronic data interchange (EDI), in which the user's e-procurement system is connected directly to the merchandise management system at HAHN+KOLB. Service providers and customers exchange orders, order confirmations, shipping notifications and invoices via the interface. The manual effort and thus possible error potential are significantly reduced.
24/7 availability with the HK-MAT
The HK-MAT tool dispensing system is used to ensure the 24/7 supply of work equipment. It manages stored tools and measuring equipment, checks pending calibration data and issues loan equipment after appropriate authorization. Operation is extremely simple: the desired work equipment is selected on the large control panel, the locked compartment opens after entering a PIN or using a system card. If necessary, the HK-MAT then automatically and independently triggers an order that is received directly by HAHN+KOLB.
The whole world of machining at HAHN+KOLB
The HAHN+KOLB range consists of more than 120,000 items, including all tools for machining. The product range is supplemented by services related to procurement, maintenance and training. From drills, milling cutters, reamers to indexable inserts, clamping technology and cooling lubricants, HAHN+KOLB offers everything for modern production. The central manufacturer brands include ATORN, ORION and WIDIA.
Our range of services
In addition to an extensive product range, HAHN+KOLB offers a wide range of services. Be it for the products and tools area or for ordering and delivery. In order to counteract the high stresses on the cutting tools and to keep drills, milling cutters, etc. fully efficient over their entire service life, the resharpening service prepares the tools accordingly. A tool for all cases makes the management of equipment subject to inspection child's play. The web-based tool HK-INSPECT provides more clarity, clear responsibilities and makes it possible to easily determine the storage locations for all equipment. Other services are, for example, the assembly service, navigators and finders or rigid foam products for an organized workplace.
Further information on HAHN+KOLB can be found at http://www.hahn-kolb.de