Jacques Kowalczuk, Managing Director, Bollhoff Attexor SAJacques Kowalczuk, Managing Director
Revisiting a scene from the 70s, the metal industries are relying upon mechanical fastenings to assemble the wide range of equipment and devices made with metal substrates. Fast-forwarding to the present day, the advent of clinching or fastening of sheet metals without fasteners has stood in lieu of the traditional fastening processes. “Despite being devised in the early 80s, clinching seems like an up-to-the-minute technology with its tremendous market possibilities in the metal industry today,” says Jacques J. Kowalczuk, Managing Director of Bollhoff Attexor SA. From the elimination of corrosion, toxic fumes, and noise to the conservation of electrical energy; clinching is the ultimate panacea to press-join thin sheet metals. Pioneering the domain of clinching worldwide, Bollhoff Attexor is a Switzerland-based manufacturing company.

With more than 40 years of experience, Attexor is the producer of portable clinchers, with a wide range of fast and light tools, as well as heavy-duty production units. From being a hardware retailer to international manufacturer and robotics service provider, Attexor had its watershed moments that led to its partnership with Böllhoff in 2013. With this integration, Bolhoff Attexor has offered solutions to most applications in the sheet metal assembly sectors throughout the world.

Bollhoff Attexor is the producer of portable clinchers, with a wide range of fast and light tools, as well as heavy-duty production units


Leveraging the technology from a big company and the agility from a smaller one, Bollhoff Attexor delivers specific solutions understanding every individual need of its customers across the sectors of construction, appliances, and automotive.

Bollhoff Attexor is specifically using RIVCLINCH® technology in the world of robotics. As per Mr. J. Kowalczuk, the portable machines that Bolhoff Attexor has in its portfolio are contributing to the robotic world in three varied ways. Firstly, the company’s clinching technology enables the customer to reduce its production costs. Secondly, the portable machines can be used as the first device to start and authorize the pilot line irrespective of its working by hand or being mounted on the robots. Thirdly, with the agility and experience of dealing with portable machines, the company provides turnkey solutions for any organization that has robotics in its portfolio.

Depending on the markets and customer preferences, Bollhoff Attexor chooses to develop its own solutions or to integrate its hardware process with the software technology of other robotics solution providers. Bollhoff Attexor has also success stories in the elevator and automotive industries. Clinching technology has already been approved by the biggest. And once a customer switches to clinching he never goes back. The simplicity of the machines, the short cycle times and the production cost reduction it generates has not finish to convince; Bollhoff Attexor integrates its clinching technology with the manufacturer’s automation department to enhance their market with even more efficient solutions. Highlighting various other instances, Mr. J. Kowalczuk reveals how various automotive players have already incorporated clinching into their operations.

Bollhoff Attexor had always supplied an around-the-globe clientele through a network of competent partners, distributors, and agents. Already dominating its presence in the continents of Asia, North America, and Europe; BOLLHOFF Group is also expanding across Brazil and Argentina. The company’s extensive network ensures that they are on hand to advise its customers spread across the world. As a family-run business, BOLLHOFF Group stands for long-term success— through highly-qualified employees, innovative products and customer-friendly services.

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