AB Kils Automatsvarvning was founded by Stig Wändel and Bertil Hedensköld. The company engages in various types of assembly work throughout central Sweden.
The founders shift ground and begin as subcontractors for Volvo. From there, the company expands in various phases with customers such as Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks. Today, the business is run from 1650 m2 premises in central Sweden.
Production area is doubled from 90 m2 to 180 m2.
Premises expanded by an additional 310 m2.
Further expansion of 440 m2.
Investment in the first CNC machine.
New addition of 625 m2. At the end of the 1990s, the company beings to invest in increasingly complex machines, often CNC. More modern equipment allows the company to take on more complex processes and significantly larger lots. This enables stronger growth of the business.
The introduction of the Monitor ERP system enables more precise and effective handling of automotive drawings. Rational operations in its own, cost-effective facilities gives the business a stable financial footing.
The company invests in a 1000 m2 cold warehouse and a new open-plan office for 5 people.
Kils Automatsvarvning forms, together with Ramo Group, the subsidiary Kilramo AB in Värnamo.
After pulling in the largest single order in its history, the company invests in three Mazak 150 Quadrex machines.
With the exception of a short period in 2008–2009, when the recession seriously made itself felt, developments at Kils Automatsvarvning have been positive. Annual sales have stabilized at about SEK 45 million, with an annual production rate of about 13 million workpieces.
In March 2017, a Fanuc robot equipped with the Vision system was delivered to the company. This new machine will ensure measurement capacity for a dedicated part used in the camshaft of a vast number of Volvo engines.
In June 2017, the next big machinery investment will arrive – a Traub TNX 365/42 with an IEMCA feeder.