3 questions to Daniel Bertschi CEO of Dynatec
What are Dynatec’s specialities?Since our creation in 1992, we have acquired extensive experience in engineering and precision machining plastic materials for industrial and technical applications. While most of the plastic market is dominated by injection moulding, we are able to manufacture very large or very small new, complex components in synthetic materials such as thermoplastics, elastomers, duroplastics and composites – even those with new characteristics such as auto lubricant or antistatic. Now the focus is on carbon fibre components because this material is harder than steel but also lighter. Also, carbon fibre does not cast a shadow in radiography images, a characteristic that is very useful during surgical procedures. Who are your clients?We are in a very competitive field where confidentially matters, so I cannot give you any names. But I can say we work for most of the high-end watchmakers as well as for large machine-tool and food-processing equipment manufacturers as well as companies in the automotive, aerospace and medtech industries... We have a large client base in order to stay independent. That said, we are working in very close partnership with our clients for literally tailor-made developments. Two years ago we introduced Total Quality Management, and we have even hired a “delay hunter” to keep within our clients’ deadlines. Do you have input from the research institutions of Western Switzerland? Dynatec has been collaborating with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) for the past 10 years, as well as with the technical schools of Yverdon and Saint Imier.