GST supplies grinding machines for the new 4-cylinder crankshaft line of BMW Steyr

23. August 2019
GST grinding operation for crankshaft
With his convincing technical machine concept, the Lower Austrian grinding machine manufacturer GST Grinder GmbH, based in Sierndorf near Vienna, has received the order for 8 machines from BMW Munich.
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GST-CEO Günter Hacker

In 2020 and 2021, the machines will be installed at the BMW Steyr plant and implemented into the series production of 4-cylinder crankshafts. “Our technically open machine concept has given us an edge over our market competitors in terms of quality and price, an advantage we were able to exploit in the negotiations”, explains Günter Hacker, Managing Director of Sales and Technology.

There is no doubt at GST that internal combustion engines cannot be written off for a long time yet. After all, all other technologies face the same challenges - environment and resources. The match between the drive technologies seems to be open in every direction.

“But even changes towards e-mobility can't scare us. An estimated 50% of all electro-rotors for passenger cars made worldwide are produced on GST grinding machines. In this segment as well, we have convincing solutions that put us far ahead of our competitors" says Günter Hacker, Head of the GST Technology department, with conviction.

A Strong Corporate Foundation

GST Grinder GmbH has grown steadily since its foundation in 1992 and is today an international leader in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Through our experience and expertise in retrofitting – an expertise which formed the foundation of our earlier years – we have developed new ideas, in-house processes and in-house machinery. Our goal as a manufacturer of high-precision grinding machines is to support our customers’ production processes in the best way possible.

GST grinding operation for rotor shaft

Tailor-Made Products

We develop each of our unique grinding machines in close cooperation with the customer. We do this via vertical integration, ensured through our 100 qualified employees and state-of-the-art technology. From design, electrical gear and programming to mechanical engineering, each step is carried out in-house – with the highest care and quality.

Our Promise – Your Benefit

Our innovations are all about delivering several processing steps in one set-up. This shortens cycles and delivers increased quanti¬ties with maximum quality. We are already developing the grinding technology of the future.


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