Well-performed engineering also requires good inventions. This provides customers with solutions that make a real difference.
FRECON co-owner Leif Christoffersen’s 40 years in the business pays off – including many years of experience as a tool maker and construction manager of advanced tools for the very demanding automotive industry.
“Along with being good at establishing an overview and having a sense of detail and solutions that also work in real life, it creates the foundation for solutions that make a difference for the customers,” says Leif.
Valuable knowledge from tool construction
Leif is a trained machine operator / tool maker and worked in the tool business until he, as a 30-year-old, took a theoretical education as a tool design engineer. His work at FRECON benefits from his practical background. He has built up extensive experience in construction design and documentation of many types of tools for the production of parts e.g. to Swedish and German car manufacturers.
Leif has also designed tools for the production of items across areas such as aircraft, household appliances, food processing, windows, solar collectors, conveyor belts and flower containers – and not least wind turbines.
All of which is extremely valuable knowledge in both his and his colleagues’ daily work at FRECON.
Precision is an ultimate requirement in the automotive industry
Once the production of several million units begin in the automotive industry, the tools must be sensibly and robustly constructed to withstand the load. Otherwise, it will wear out too quickly or break and the entire production must be paused. Therefore, an ultimate requirement in the automotive industry is a solid design and precision in the finished tool so that it can produce very large quantities with an accuracy down to decimal millimeters.
At FRECON, we are open to learning new skills
Teamwork is one of FRECON’s fundamental values and something both Leif and Frederik enjoy practicing. “We like to share our unique experience from many years of work e.g. as tool makers, with our colleagues who have not had the same opportunities,” says Leif and continues:
“Similarly, we can learn a lot from the young employees who come from university and have great theoretical knowledge and skills. We prioritize the exchange of experience, and we like to sit and work together on a daily basis. It gives our customers anything but standard solutions that make a difference and precisely match the problem they bring to our table.”