Tool Services

The Definition

Kelch Tool Services deals with the everyday cost pressures on manufacturing companies. Kelch directs companies along a more efficient and effective route to becoming more streamlined and successful and focussing on their core competences. There is also indirect potential for rationalisation, above, all with main regional suppliers.

The Aim

The right tool at the right place at the right time! We look after every last detail – from procurement and storage to tool assembly and management.

  • Local purchasing: system providers/procurement service providers
  • Storage: consignment store, storage in issuing cabinets at the customer's, monthly billing
  • Logistics: prompt provision where needed

The innovative buying service 4.0! We procure, supply and sort the components in your storage/issuing system. The benefit for you: faster product production. This increases your efficiency at the same time as making you more flexible. Individually combine additional modules for a perfectly networked factory.


The benefits for you
  • Increase your effectiveness, efficiency and quality in terms of the supply to your smart production plant
  • Set-up of a key account
  • Central buying through KELCH as a global system supplier
  • Management of all operational and strategic procurement activities
  • Optimised Just-in-Time logistics processes for all required goods
  • Storage of goods on your premises in automated issuing systems
  • KELCH ensures an economical relationship between storage and procurement costs
  • Monthly financing model of goods bought by the customer
  • Customer support in your own company
  • Individual project folder
Our services
1. Reducing (procurement) costs
We tailor the supplier development to your needs in a targeted manner and reduce the costs at the same time. The expert further optimally combines your needs and reduces the purchasing costs accordingly. He also takes a close look at the needs to ensure that the relevant requirements and expectations are met in an efficient way.

2. Process optimisation
Precise needs analysis from the selection and application process, order and delivery process, billing process, goes to the vendor evaluation and development through to the complaint handling process and the project management. These help the expert determine the possibilities for optimising your process. Here, a particular emphasis is placed on reorganisation and standardisation.

3. Cash management optimisation
KELCH offers various logistics concepts: KANBAN, consignment warehouse, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) or Just in Time, which help to extend your payment targets and increase your supply reliability at the same time.

4. Improving transparency
We recommend Spend Analysis as part of the Smart Factory Services. Which significantly increases transparency by standardising the procurement and implementation of standards. Just as important is the management of your procurement volume as carefully designed and efficient product group management. KELCH provides precise information about the use and essential users of your capital in conjunction with the Spend Analysis tool.

5. Supplier management and development
KELCH ideally consolidates your supplier portfolio via intelligent supplier management. Your preferential partners are thus identified and developed into strategic partners or system suppliers. Optionally, we could also provide a blacklist of unwanted future suppliers based on performance tests. Supplier management is documented by a KPI system that is based on the criteria of quality, costs, on-time delivery and performance.

6. Interface management
Establishing a single point of contact (S.P.O.C.) for your employees is critical in terms of reducing the internal communication and complexity costs. Moreover, this substantially increases you staff satisfaction. Seamless operating sequence is ensured due to effective and efficient change management.

7. Risk management
The implementation of early indicators protects you from risks. This involves, for example, anticipation and active tracking of currency risks. Other risks (supplier failures) are limited through the use of further external databases. The expert thus summarizes and evaluates the information of the respective market-leader.

8. KELCH experts directly on site
This leads to a reliable analysis and procurement of components. Supplier services are effectively managed with functional and requirements specifications.

9. Production of your project folder
Our philosophy here is "Optimisation on demand" that helps us optimise the required production workflows, and individually adapt to your situation, your requests and your requirements. You will receive an exclusive project folder that includes all relevant modules and information from the Smart Factory Services programme.
  • Provision of tool systems as a service: assembly, adjustment and measurement, recycling,
    dismantling and disposal

It’s all a question of (pre)setting! We provide complete tools to enable you to work faster. This increases your efficiency at the same time as making you more flexible. Individually combine additional modules for a perfectly networked factory.


The benefits for you
  • Provision of tool systems for presetting, measuring, shrink-fitting and cleaning
  • Definition of individual tool components for an optimum complete tool assembly, 100% geared to the application
  • Professional and standardised provision of all your tools – 24-hour tool availability on site
  • Complete tool assembly (physically in production and virtually in the database)
  • Reduced tool costs, as well as storage and administration costs
  • Products procured directly from the manufacturer guarantee knowledge and expertise of machining production
  • Vertically and horizontally designed tool presetters with proven KELCH quality are used directly by the customer
  • Ergonomic workplace design for structured tool assembly
  • Transparency through an overview of all tools used and located in production
  • Customer care in your own company
  • Individual project folder
Our services
Presetting, measuring and reworking of tools
Our service package encompasses the following: Presetting, measuring and high-quality reworking of tools. Our regional partners help us in this. We provide you the full service with obvious benefits on a 24/7 basis. Combined with the flexible financing models from our Smart Factory Services or individual offers for single orders.

Dismantling and disposing of tools
After processing is before processing. After each use, complete tools have to be dismantled, cleaned and stored to guarantee a long service life and the precision of individual components. Corrosion, oil residues causing interferences, worn-in expansion chuck threads or multiple use of tool holders for various applications. These are reasons for dismantling, cleaning and storing the complete tool after machining. The components that have outlived their service life and that are no longer used must be disposed of. Wastage must be avoided.

Set-up of the workplace and assembly site
We provide support both for tool-related management and optimum arrangement of workplaces and assembly sites. In so doing, we will point to design possibilities within your production environment, and make you aware of the statutory provisions that need to be observed. Workshop equipment, tool carts, workstations and the optimal positioning to unnecessary distances, as well as obstructions, should be avoided. KELCH experts will help you arrange your setting room.

Management of the entire tool room
Sophisticated service that leads to your financial success in producing your workpieces. We will work together with you in managing, assembling, presetting, measuring and providing the tool at the right time at the right place. After machining, the tools are dismantled, tested, cleaned, processed, and stored. We will take care of tool cabinets, tool presetters, shrink fit devices or similar on site.

More control and flexibility with lower costs through flexible payment models
Our on-site specialist will check the incoming components and initiate countermeasures in the event of incorrect delivery, if necessary. Typically, we use KELCH stock on short notice, as we have an optimum backup, thanks to the wide range of stock components. For increased control and flexibility, the costs for the operation of the tool room will drop at the same time. Classic setting rooms are normally not fully utilised, which results in partly excessive fixed costs. Conveniently pay for the pre-set tools (Pay per Tool) or workpieces (Pay per Piece) while we operate you tool room.

KELCH experts directly on site
The goal is to perform an analysis, stocktake and hold discussions with you in your company. This provides us with an immediate picture of your production: we see what equipment is available, and then define specific aims and the timeframe for implementation. This produces a document listing requirements and proposed implementation. At the same time, this produces a traditional requirement specification and functional specification.

Production of your project folder
Our philosophy here is "Optimisation on demand" that helps us optimise the required production workflows, and individually adapt to your situation, your requests and your requirements. You will receive an exclusive project folder that includes all relevant modules and information from the Smart Factory Services programme.

  • Preparation of existing data sets
  • Optimisation of tool data: in tool management systems, tool issuingsystems, reducing the range, stock and costs, among other things
  • Adaptation of technological data: optimising NC programs, use of state-of-the-art
    technologies at all times

Our service package is your added value! One-off monthly or annual subscription with ongoing data maintenance at regular intervals and exclusive support. This increases your efficiency at the same time as making you more flexible. Individually combine additional modules for a perfectly networked factory.


The benefits for you
  • Lower production costs increase your competitiveness
  • Perfectly designed tools improve the quality of your products
  • Take advantage of innovative and state-of-the-art tools
  • Production-related KPIs for statistical evaluation and provision of transparency
  • Full utilisation of the performance of your machine tools by perfectly designed NC programs
  • Higher output by minimising idle times
  • Customer care in your own company
  • Individual project folder
Our services
Analysis and optimisation of NC programs
Our experts will help you check the programs you use. It will optimize the old NC programs if necessary, after determining the actual situation. The analysis provides basic information about the status of your NC program, and demonstrates compatibility with your machinery. Moreover, a steady and often non-concurrent development will take place, beginning with the processing planning and execution, going over to the CAD/CAM systems and ending with the controls of the CNC machines.

Introduction of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for continuous improvement
The required process-related prerequisites should be improved in a quantifiable and clearly measurable manner. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are used, which provide data on the throughput times of orders, machining times of workpieces, services lives of tools, wastage quotas or machine idle times. These are conventional values that reflect the performance and competitiveness of your production. We introduced the tool in the company, which, coupled with a satisfactory remuneration scheme, lead to improved morals amongst employees. Clear and easy-to-understand figures is an incentive for our employees since the key figures can be improved through simple measures.

Provision of innovative tools to optimise machining
Improved machining quality of the workpiece, longer tool service lives or energy-efficient machining, with the right tool provided for each purpose. KELCH passes on its experience in relation to the deployment of new cutting tools, cutting materials or machining technologies. Take advantage of innovative technologies.

Analysis and optimisation of your machine control
A workpiece is produced through the interaction of NC programs with the adapted and measured tools, as well as machines. The quality of the workpiece is highly dependent on the machine and your control. The manufacturer continuously optimises the control factors to ensure that the machine can be used more effectively and efficiently. We are your manager for a current control. Drive your machine at peak performance, while remaining competitive and reducing your costs at the same time.

KELCH experts directly on site
The goal is to perform an analysis, stocktake and hold discussions with you in your company. This provides us with an immediate picture of your production: we see what equipment is available, and then define specific aims and the timeframe for implementation. This produces a document listing requirements and proposed implementation. At the same time, this produces a traditional requirement specification and functional specification.

Production of your project folder
Our philosophy here is "Optimisation on demand" that helps us optimise the required production workflows, and individually adapt to your situation, your requests and your requirements. You will receive an exclusive project folder that includes all relevant modules and information from the Smart Factory Services programme.

  • Maintenance contracts, repair service, hire and rental equipment, extended warranties, data recovery, software support, 24-hour services, retrofitting, calibration and certification, remote maintenance, responsibility for total maintenance
Good service begins prior to the sale and not just after the sale. KELCH provides service before, during and after the sale – without any ifs and buts. KELCH is well-known in the industry for its excellent advice and its service is in no way inferior to this. The only slight difference is that we also like to call our service “Support”. This is due to the fact that we look after our customers from the very outset – from purchase through to service and maintenance. For our customers this means that they are in good hands at all times because we know how important good service is.