BILA increases exports and approaches the billion mark
Labor Shortage Boosts Robot Sales
For several years, BILA has contributed to increasing earnings and productivity in several leading Danish industrial companies. Robots and automation have gained extra momentum in a time when many businesses struggle to fill positions. One solution to this challenge is to enhance individual productivity and create more attractive jobs with a healthy work environment.
"We see that the entire industry is focused on increasing the degree of automation because it brings benefits on many levels: it is about addressing the shortage of labor but also ensuring competitiveness despite rising energy prices, material costs, labor expenses, and freight rates,"
Jan Bisgaard Sørensen, CEO, BILA Group
Although BILA, with its automation solutions, helps alleviate capacity challenges and labour shortages in several manufacturing companies, the company itself feels the increased competition for labor in Denmark. Nevertheless, the company has largely succeeded in attracting strong profiles to its locations in 10 places across Denmark: Nykøbing Mors, Herning, Aalborg, Randers, Sønderborg, Svendborg, Varde, Mariager, Vemmelev, Fårevejle.
Sustainable Production at Home and Abroad
With 34 years of experience as a provider of production optimisation and equipment, BILA has expanded its customer base year after year to include more and more of Europe's major manufacturers of food, electronics, wind turbines, furniture, etc. This includes companies such as Danfoss, Linak, Lego, Arla, Grundfos, Lantmännen Unibake, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Gelita, Polarbröd, Salmar, Carlsberg, Kamstrup, Plus Pack, Scandi Standard, Crispy Food Nordic, Tvilum, Haribo, KiMs A. Espersen, Dragsbæk, Bang & Olufsen, Rosborg Krydderurter.
"We follow the large companies onto the world market when they establish local production in other countries. We experience an increase in being chosen as a supplier for manufacturing companies in neighbouring countries. E.g., we automate salmon processing in Norway and bread production in Sweden. We install many systems in Eastern Europe, where especially Poland is a large market for us,"
Per Bech Rasmussen, CEO, BILA Automation
Challenges in supply chains create problems for many production companies, impacting their delivery reliability and profitability. This has led to a trend where manufacturers focus on dual sourcing and more local production with sustainable benefits.
"When you move production from China to, for example, Denmark, both the work environment and sustainability improve. It's not just about saving two percent of fuel on a ship but about production in the country happening with significantly less waste and overall lower resource consumption," says Johan Blach Petersen, Chairman of the Board, BILA Group.
Published February 2022.
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