The strong market positions are based on the recognised core competencies in terms of solution design, materials expertise and operational excellence. With the announced new organisational structure, Datwyler wants to make it even easier for customers to draw on and benefit from its strengths and decades of experience. The pace of technological progress means our globally active customers are running increasingly powerful systems. But these are becoming increasingly complex too. This is why customers are paying ever greater attention to Datwyler’s core competencies and recognising the value they bring. As a result, there is growing demand for high-quality system-critical Datwyler components across a wide variety of industries, and these components no longer only seal, but also perform a variety of functions. Taken together, its core competencies allow Datwyler to support its customers as a development partner – from the original design study and prototype phase through to global production of billions of parts based on a zero-defect philosophy throughout the entire life cycle of the product. The successful partnership with Nespresso is just one example of how this approach can work. And with FirstLine for healthcare components and Lean&Clean for automotive components, Datwyler has sector-leading production standards.
Structural growth trends in existing and new markets.
Megatrends such as the rapid development of living standards in emerging countries or the pace of technological progress are ensuring that growth remains high in the markets served. In the Healthcare market, further structural growth trends such as the ageing society in industrial countries, the increase in rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and rising numbers of injectable drugs are boosting demand. In the Mobility (previously Automotive) market, new opportunities are emerging in the wake of increasingly stringent exhaust gas standards, the electrification of vehicles and autonomous driving. Here, Datwyler is working on projects relating to seals for sensors, high-voltage connectors and housing for power distribution equipment. Besides developing its core business, Datwyler is also working on innovations with a view to accelerating long-term organic growth. The key themes here are smart rubber and soft dry electrodes, which are paving the way for interesting new applications in the fields of digital health, diagnostics and wearables – as well as driver-vehicle interfaces and digitalisation in vehicles. The common thread with all these innovations is how Datwyler is using its unique core competencies, in terms of solution design, materials expertise and operational excellence, in order to develop new system-critical applications for existing or new market segments.