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Digital production with a G3 digital cutter

Investing in digital production with a Zünd G3 cutter produces great returns in flexibility, productivity, and savings.

Established in 2002, ZELTEX GmbH in Bochum, Germany, manufactures industrial tents, pavillions, covers, and tarps. The company also offers finishing of large-format printed graphics and custom solutions for building wraps, packaging, shade sails, awnings, etc. The 9-person Zeltex team occupies a production area of more than 1,000 m2 and is equipped with a Zünd G3 3XL-3200 cutter, 2 HF welding systems, grommet and sewing machines.

Zeltex GmbH decided to purchase the largest Zünd cutter available. The G3 3XL-3200 cutter has a working area of 3.2 × 3.2 m. / 126“ × 125“. A roll-off unit further automates the processing of PVC, fabric, and awning materials from rolls.

Amortized in no time
„The investment in a Zünd G3 Cutter was a big step for Zeltex GmbH. Going from analog to digital was a giant leap forward for our company. Thanks to the latest improvements, we were able to amortize the Zünd G3 in a very short time,“ recounts Yüksel Kafali.

Switch from analog to digital
The cutter helped us eliminate manual tasks such as cutting from patterns as well as creating them in the first place. Similarly, marking cut pieces for subsequent steps in the production process is now being done by the cutter. The cutter makes possible tremendous precision and optimal material usage. Because these manual tasks have been eliminated, our production speed has increased dramatically.

In order to minimize delivery times, Zeltex used to produce and inventory a lot of product. Having the cutter at their disposal has brought with it a great deal more flexibility. Shorter production and delivery times now permit order-based production, which has largely eliminated inventory costs.

In the past, Zeltex used to have to decline orders for 2,000 units or more because of a lack of capacity. With the advent of the Zünd cutter, the company has seen a manifold increase in production capacity and now welcomes these lucrative orders.

Reliable cutter and service
Yüksel Kafali, Zeltex‘ CEO reports: „The cutter performs very reliable, but if we ever encounter a problem, we can rely on immediate help from Zünd Service & Support.”