Stickel GmbH is a German family firm founded in 1987 which manufactures parts for the automotive industry. This innovative firm seeks excellence in its manufacturing processes, with a strong environmental commitment.
Well used to the high level of assurance demanded by the automotive industry, all its parts meet the strictest quality and precision requirements. The most important manufacturers in the industry, including Porsche, Volkswagen Group, Mercedes- Benz, Bugatti and BMW have chosen Stickel to manufacture short series of parts for their new cars (around 200 units). Indeed, they manufacture all types of metal parts (crankcases, doors, bonnets, hatchbacks, trims, etc.) for vintage Porsche models from the 1950s.
Innovation oriented towards sustainability
Stickel GmbH focuses on innovation and the development of production processes sustainable. The company has its own foundry and has patented a cleaner ZAMAK foundry system. This system allows them to recycle 100% of left-over material generated during production processes.
This culture of sustainability is reflected in every area of the facilities. The company has solar panels fitted on all the roofs of its buildings; employees have free charging points and connections for electric cars and they recycle all timber waste for the company’s internal heating system (supplying heat to 2 of its 3 pavilions).
ONA has shared this same interest in the environment since its foundation. As part of its desire to innovate and seek more cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions, in 1986 ONA patented a revolutionary ecological filtration system for the dielectric (deionised water), used in wire-cut EDM machines. This was the world’s first 100% ecological filter. With this filtering system, ONA offers one of the most economic and eco-friendly solutions on the market, with a saving of more than 5,000 euros per year. In addition, it generates no waste and does away with the need for cartridges. This ecological filter was a decisive factor for Stickel GmbH and many other companies, including the American multinational General Electric, the largest user in the world of ONA’s Aqua prima filters.