Workplace health day at BHC
A workplace health day was held at BHC on May 5th. The goal of the day was to help prevent injuries caused by physical work and raise employees' awareness of sporty and healthy lifestyles. The day was conducted by MyFitness personal trainer Kristel Raba. The day...
BHC is expanding the team
From the beginning of March, our new Business Development Manager Artur Olszewski started working in BHC. Artur’s appointment is due to the rapid development of BHC and natural need to reach new markets. His main tasks are creating and maintaining customer...
Bonus system upgrade
In January, BHC upgraded its bonus system, which is based on NOOM production software. The system calculates a coefficient for each employee every month, taking into account the total minutes of working time of the selected period and the ratio of registered and...
Summary of 2022 in BHC
Year 2022 at BHC AS BHC's turnover in 2022 was €4.5MM (+36.3% vs 2021) and 40545 cylinders (+1788 units vs 2021) were produced. We have 34 full professionals working with us. We found new customers in new markets (Germany, Sweden) and began a cooperation with a high...
Moving towards more economical energy consumption
Due to the increase in energy prices over the past year, Baltic Hydraulic Cylinders started an energy saving program. It included an inspection of the factory's heating and ventilation systems and more energy-intensive production machines. We achieved 22,7% of energy...
Preparations for the new project
In October, Baltic Hydraulic Cylinders started preparations for Enterprise Estonia’s project ’’Digital transition support for Enterprises’’ ( https://eas.ee/grants/digipoorde-toetus/ ) in cooperation with our partners Elister OÜ, Raditex OÜ and Astro Baltics OÜ. The...
New virtual tour
We have updated our factory’s virtual tour. This and the previous ones were taken by Avar Agentuur. Our CEO Kait Lukka has commented in a feedback video to Avar that one of the main reasons BHC has a virtual tour is to cut the time finding new clients. ’’Delivering...
First half of 2022, summer days and vacation news
The first half of the year has been a record-breaker for Baltic Hydraulic Cylinders. We produced 24896 cylinders, which is +3500 cylinders compared to last year and an all time best. On July 16, we had our company’s summer days. They took place in Veldemani Puhkemaja...
ISO audit in BHC
On April 22, BHC had ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management System audit. We were audited by Bureau Veritas. Our Quality Manager Rait Mutle told that auditing went well and the goals were met. ’’ The scope of the...
Our first external audit
BHC ordered an external audit to evaluate satisfaction, work environment, communication and job management in the company. The audit was implemented by PersonaliDisain OÜ. It was the first time we had an audit like this and also the first time for an external audit....
This month, BHC expanded its machinery with Doosan PUMA GT2600LM horizontal turning center. With the increased number of orders, we needed to increase our production capacity.
At the beginning of 2021, BHC acquired a new production software NOOM, offered by Estonian company Astro Baltics (AB). AB’s offer is made more comprehensive by the business software, offered by the same company, which administrates the information received from the production side and enables its quick and easy processing. The purchase of the production software was partly financed by Enterprise Estonia’s ’’Company’s Development Program’’. First assessments after 6 months have been positive. Factory’s manager Madis Agur finds that the main benefits are: accurate and true overview of the inventory, possibility to attach production drawings to production orders and great reporting capabilities.
BHC can gladly tell that 2021 has been above our expectations. We have fulfilled all the orders taken in the first half of the year by deadline and we have produced more than 21000 cylinders this year. We consider it a good result, given the COVID-19 situation. So, from July 19 to August 16 we will be on a well-deserved vacation.
At the end of 2020, we started a transition to replace our welding workshop with Fronius welding machines. In January 2021, we installed the last welding machine. Kait Lukka (CEO): ’’Since 2018, we have knowingly and systematically developed all the BHC’s procedures, keeping in mind our own MMO™’s (Mining, Marine and Offshore) production standard requirements and maximum digitalization of production. ’’
At the moment, Baltic Hydraulic Cylinders (BHC) has five TPS 320I C Pulse/4R/FSC welding machines from Fronius. One of them is robotic welding. Traceabilty is quaranteed by Fronius WeldCube documentation and data analysis software.
All the Fronius welding machines record the value of every welded joints like:
- Number of the welded joint
- Date and time of the beginning of welding
- Time spent for welded joint
- Electric current- A
- Voltage- V
- Wire feed speed- m/min
- Electric power- W
- Electrical enery- kJ
Collecting data like that helps to assure WPS (Welding Procedure Specification) – traceability and rightness of the welding procedure values.