Shortage of skilled workers, time and cost pressure: challenges that can only be overcome through automation. Holger Malzkorn, CEO of TecPro Metall GmbH and Sales Director Dominik Jordan are well aware of this. The tube process chain ensures a smooth process for a very special component request from an automotive supply customer that needs transverse tubes for trailer couplings. "We were already using a TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber and a TruLaser Tube 7000 fiber, and we otherwise work exclusively with machines from TRUMPF," explains Jordan. It was therefore an obvious decision to reach out to our contacts in Ditzingen when searching for solutions. "Our customer's requirements for component accuracy are very high, and cycle times and costs play a major role in series production, especially in the automotive supply industry," says Jordan. "So we were looking for a solution that would allow us to manufacture the complex product quickly, efficiently and at the highest quality - with as little manual intervention as possible."