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A boost for milling!

Three new milling machines have taken pride of place at the heart of the KARL HUGO machine fleet. These include the prestigious CORREA FOX 60 gantry milling machine, the "Rolls Royce" of 5-axis milling machines, the well named HERMLE C52 and, lastl...

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Coil coater retrofit

Thanks to its expertise as a coater manufacturer, KARL HUGO has developed a made-to-measure casing that fits directly onto the coil coaters. This ensures better protection of operators during production. Certain companies operating within the alum...

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New finishing workshop and new spray booth!

The sixth production workshop on the KARL HUGO site came into service in June 2020. It adjoins another existing workshop, and together they form a new structure dedicated to the finishing phase, to painting, assembly and shipping. It incorporates a...

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KARL HUGO is 50 years young!

Created on 1st May 1970, by Karl-Joseph Hugo and his wife Regina Theissen, KARL HUGO has lived through five decades. From the removal of European borders to the computer age, and including the worst ever steel sector crisis, KARL HUGO has made its...

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Guided by values...

“Ordnung ist halbe Leben” (“Order is half of life”). That was the mantra by which Karl-Joseph Hugo lived his entire life. This saying has become an everyday reality, applied by all members of the KARL HUGO company, and has been so for the past 50...

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KARL HUGO marks its anniversary with a brand-new web site

For its 50th anniversary, the company has decided to comprehensively revise its web site and refresh its films. Over a period of five years, the entire company has undergone in-depth renewal at every level. This has included new machines, new offices...

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KARL HUGO optimises a pressure test for a global catalytic converter component manufacturer.

The customer requirements were to increase the hourly test rate, review the ergonomics and optimise a pressure test process. KARL HUGO has developed a new 105 bar pressure vessel… To guarantee the quality of the product, the component manufacturer...

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KARL HUGO begins the construction of a new finishing workshop.

After obtaining the building permit in October, the excavators are once more in action on the KARL HUGO site. The first foundations for this sixth production workshop will soon be laid. Built against an existing workshop, it will be entirely dedica...

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KARL HUGO supports Tom Kohnen, a budding motorcycling champion!

What does a young motorcycling champion, who has been a regular podium visitor in his category (600 cm3) for the past two years, have in common with a mechanical engineering company? An exchange of views between two company directors and a young ra...

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“Efficiency is the sum of the details we have optimised”

Following a first year of professional employment during which he supervised the prototyping of a particle accelerator for a major healthcare sector player, Philip Andres becomes KARL HUGO’s new assembly process manager at the age of only 26. The...

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KARL HUGO to join trade mission to visit South Korea

As skills ambassadors for the Ostbelgien region, the directors of KARL HUGO will have the honour of meeting South Korean economic actors during the course of a planned trade mission to the country between 24 and 28 March 2019. Organised by the AWEX...

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KARL HUGO has invested more than 9.5 million Euros in its production equipment.

The completion of the works on the new administrative building brings to an end five consecutive years of investment in the renewal of the machines stock, and the renovation of the workshops and offices. A whole new look for KARL HUGO, which still...

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KARL HUGO takes part in the ‘SEPEM Industries North’ trade fair!

From January 29th to 31st 2019, the 7th edition of this show will take place in Douai, where more than 700 exhibitors will together be responding to the needs of factories and production sites. Pumps, process, handling equipment and industrial fluid...

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Design and manufacture of coil coaters - made by KARL HUGO!

Used mainly in metal processing for applications in the automotive and construction sectors, these machines represent a particular area of expertise within the company, that has been recognised for over 20 years. New customer, new order! Thomas Re...

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Getting better every day!

Optimisation of organisation, increased accountability and better interaction, ISO 9001:2015 certification is seen by KARL HUGO as a genuine opportunity! “We started from a blank sheet, explains Bernd Hugo, CEO and Financial Director of KARL HUGO. T...

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Complete overhaul of the KARL HUGO administration building

The company is equipping itself with the comprehensive and effective tools to match its resolutely forward-looking vision. After having upgraded its fleet of machines and all the workshops - including insulation, glazing, heating, lighting and air...

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Equipment for the pharmaceutical sector: 20 years of expertise!

Since 1997, KARL HUGO has been producing defrosting trays for GSK Biologicals, a multinational company actively involved in the development and production of vaccines that are distributed worldwide. It all started with an initial order for 5 trays...

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MADE IN EAST BELGIUM at KARL HUGO

On Monday 2 October 2017, the KARL HUGO Company played host to 170 Belgian business leaders as part of the MADE IN EAST BELGIUM event, jointly organised by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Liege-Verviers-Namur and of Eupen-Malmedy-St.Vith....

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Vertical turning of large workpieces, a major asset!

KARL HUGO's fleet of machinery includes a special unit comprising three vertical CNC lathes for machining workpieces up to 3 metres in diameter. With its latest generation machinery, KARL HUGO is an all-round player in the field of single-item and...

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Steel coil production line infeed modification

At the request of ARCELORMITTAL, KARL HUGO applied its cost-engineering method to the creation and the integration of a coil scrap rewinder and a disposal trolley. The project was managed by the KARL HUGO Engineering Department. "The advantage for...

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A work placement with KARL HUGO? A long tradition!

Since its creation, KARL HUGO has made a habit of accepting one or more industrial engineering students for a period of work placement. This year, it is David who is the beneficiary of a comprehensive professional training programme. He will be sp...

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Product workshop re-lighting campaign

The incorporation of LED lighting throughout all three production workshops, a further stage in KARL HUGO’s comprehensive policy of well-being at work. More than 350 LED lights now replace the traditional neon lights in the machining, welding and...

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KARL HUGO implements cost engineering practices: a winning investment for the customer

With its recognised expertise, KARL HUGO guides its customers through a cost engineering approach within the field of customised sub-assembly and machine production. KARL HUGO positions itself as a genuine partner from the start of the design phas...

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Stock management: a strategic choice!

KARL HUGO is optimising its stock management by acquiring an automated storage tower. “Faced with a growing number of orders and an increase in the management of small parts, we needed to find an efficient solution” explains Stephan Hugo, the compa...

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State Visit to the Netherlands for KARL HUGO

Following the success of a first State Visit to Poland, KARL HUGO will be accompanying His Majesty King Philippe and an official delegation to the Netherlands, during the month of November 2016. It's an opportunity for the company to showcase its kn...

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KARL HUGO invests: acquisition of a new milling machine specialised in the machining of large products.

The brand new MTE FBF-M 8000, which was installed only recently, replaces an existing machine. More powerful, this new milling machine features a 1500 mm W axis and has a fixed table (5000x2500) and a 360° rotary table (2500x2000). With a vertical...

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Extension of the work run of the Panasonic TA 1900 WGH welding robot to 24.5 metres.

In the workshops of KARL HUGO, the Panasonic TA 1900 WGH welding robot has had its work run extended from 13 to 24.5 m. Thanks to this new extension, the robot is now capable of manufacturing large monolithic tanks. Previously, such tanks had to be...

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The next generation is already there!

Tobias, Arthur and Jeremy began their apprenticeship at KARL HUGO at the start of the school year 2015. Over the next three years, they will follow a work-linked training course for the professions of turner, milling machine operator, and welder. 4...

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