Published On: Wed, Apr 10th, 2013

Transparency creates an advantage

Life Cycle Costing Calculator enables an overview of a product or system’s lifecycle from a financial perspective.

Transparency creates an advantage

Transparency creates an advantage

The Life Cycle Costing Calculator (LCCC) provides operators and manufacturers with maximum transparency in calculating actual costs for products to be priced or ones that have been quoted. It allows the exact breakeven point to be determined, taking into account all the costs incurred. This innovative software has been developed by Fill Machine Engineering. Now LCCC is set for its market launch in collaboration with Partner Catalysts GmbH, a Linz-based company specializing in software development.

Gurten, 09 April 2013 – Normally, the costs for new machines depend on a variety of factors, thereby decreasing transparency and making comparisons between products available on the market virtually impossible. Time and again, unexpected costs, which were not included beforehand in the pricing calculations of a seemingly inexpensive quotation, arise in day-to-day operations. “The data supplied by the LCCC can provide our customers with an informational advantage. It makes products comparable and their actual breakeven point visible,” says Andreas Fill, CEO of Fill Machine Engineering.

Knowledge is the key to success
The newly developed LCCC software supplies an accurate overview of acquisition and operating costs. These are broken down further into production, maintenance, and usage costs. This allows an overall financial picture to be gained of a product’s lifecycle down to the very last detail. Thanks to the precise breakdown of all individual cost factors incurred, any necessary financing can be planned in a much better way. It is also particularly useful that variable cost trends (for example, energy costs) are included in the calculation. Moreover, the LCCC allows transparent quotations to be created as simply as possible.

Multiple benefits
The Life Cycle Costing Calculator creates an advantage through transparency and offers multiple benefits. It provides valuable information concerning profitability, quality, and service life, which is used as the basis for product development. Furthermore, it allows quotations to be structured transparently and supplies customers with an actual price and quality comparison. The LCCC significantly improves the calculability of investments and makes it very visible.

Corporate data
Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technologies in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries. The company is the global market leader in ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 570 employees.

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