Conveyor belts at major airports. Parcel-handling systems for global delivery services and e-shops. Suspension systems for AV displays used for presentations by international companies. Just a few of the systems and products to which SixPointTwo contributes and which are used by people around the world. Marco Wielink explains the added value SixPointTwo provides to clients.
Marco founded SixPointTwo in 2009 together with Roy Janssen. “We wanted to respond to new developments in the market for semi-manufactured metal products. We specifically noticed that the requirements and wishes of clients in complex supply chains were changing significantly. Clients, for example, started working with fewer suppliers. Moreover, they increasingly started using nearshoring and parallel supply chains to enable a shorter time-to-market.”
With the sales office in Weert (Netherlands) and the production site in Humpolec (Czech Republic), SixPointTwo is able to provide a customised service to a steadily growing circle of clients. Sheet metal working (aluminium, steel, and stainless steel), powder coating and assembly are the three mainstays in this respect. “We have well-trained, highly motivated Czech professionals working with state-of-the art machinery and equipment. We are able to make components exactly according to client specifications, based on 3D drawings. Depending on client demand, we produce unique specimens, small series, or components in medium-sized series.”
SixPointTwo aims to provide an effective contribution towards the clients’ supply chains. Assembly is an increasingly important service in this context. “As a result of the current scarcity on the labour market, clients are increasingly outsourcing assembly work. All of the components we make for a client can be combined with mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electrical parts if required. Our assembly specialists can assemble complete modules as well as complete products.”
“The ability to change gears quickly is crucial for our clients,” Marco continues. “All our clients have just one permanent contact at our sales office in the Netherlands from the start. Our employees not only speak Dutch (their native language), but they’re also fluent in German and English. They translate your requirements and wishes for our colleagues in the Czech Republic.
SixPointTwo also focuses on ensuring optimal working conditions. “We invest in our people and encourage them to develop further. We also work on team building and the vibe in the workplace, with social activities outside working hours.” The CSR policy is based on six core values. “The core values One team, one task; A passion to serve; We are professionals; and A passion to serve speak volumes about our professional attitude and our drive to deliver excellence as a team. Our two other core values are Safe base and We care. We feel a sense of responsibility for each other and the health and safety of colleagues always comes first. We also provide a workplace where every employee feels safe.”
Unfortunately, the core values We Care and Safe Base are more topical than ever. “We have employed Ukrainian staff for many years. During the first days of the war, we helped them support their brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Among other things, we arranged evacuations and housing and provided employment where possible, at SixPointTwo or other companies in the region. We also offer our Ukrainian employees and their families access to our company lodge, Country Hill, located in the heart of the Krkonoše mountains. We empathise with each other; that also defines SixPointTwo.”