Plastic injection moulder Rosti has won an award for its outstanding project and supply chain management in supporting the development of plastic components for Diebold Nixdorf’s new DN Series ATM Solutions. Image: Diebold Nixdorf
Contract manufacturers such as Rosti often operate in the background. Therefore, it is very gratifying when a customer provides public acknowledgement of its contributions.
Rosti was named Diebold Nixdorf’s “Plastic supplier of the Year” in recognition of its outstanding project and supply chain management – a contribution that covered everything from design optimisation to industrialisation of the plastic-moulded components in the company’s new DN Series ATMs. Rosti Poland MD Michal Lubik and his team are pleased to be recognised for their work in helping to realise a revolution in the ATM sector.
Kamil Solomianko, Rosti Global Key Account Manager says: “This award is proof of Rosti’s competence in New Product Introduction. The project involved a large amount of cross-functional communication and teamwork with customer engineering hubs. And it should be emphasised that this award is much more about Rosti’s ability to supervise the whole ‘From concept to reality’ process, rather than how well we deliver products.”
Behind the major project of bringing this revolutionary product from concept to reality, there is a long and rigorous development process involving several key players. Plastic injection moulder and contract manufacturer Rosti is one of them.
The project called for close cooperation between the two companies’ R&D sites – Diebold Nixdorf’s in Germany and the US, and the facilities at Rosti China and Rosti Poland – in order to find innovative solutions to simplify the highly complex assembly of the ATMs. At Rosti Poland’s facility in Białystok, a large dedicated assembly line is testing the new ATM cassettes with fake notes.
Simply described, plastic injection moulding is a process of melting plastic pellets and injecting it into a mould or cavity to form a shape. Once the shape is formed, the material is cooled, ejected from the machine and – voilà – a finished, functional, esthetically pleasing injection moulded product or part is ready!
To ensure continuing innovation and maintain its position as the go-to contract manufacturer, Rosti invests heavily not only in new technologies to assist its customers, but also in internal innovation facilities – developing staff expertise and new equipment to support customers’ cutting-edge products.
Rosti is one of the few companies equipped to harness the latest advances in 3D printing to gain time-saving advantages over traditional prototype part testing. We aim to help customers push design boundaries by physically testing moulded components and assemblies in a fraction of the traditional lead times.