From the very start of STEVILA operations, the priority strategies of the company included employment of the state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and equipment and implementation of new production planning methodologies which were understood to be the only ways of securing high quality of production, lower production costs, and shorter delivery times. The main objective of Lithuanian and German joint venture STEVILA is reaching the level of the leading western manufacturing companies and also to consolidate its positions in the market.
Since the first modern CNC turning machine was bought in 1997, the machinery fleet has been steadily growing from year to year. Currently STEVILA employs 30 CNC turning lathes, 30 CNC milling machines as well as non-computerised traditional metal-working machines. The company produces high quality products at a good price by combining the possibilities offered by new state-of-the-art equipment with those of the traditional machines.
In 2001 STEVILA introduced FORB, a production planning system developed by a German software producer R&B GmbH. Moreover, the company developed a good organisational system based on the experience of German mechanical tooling companies.
It took only twenty years for small enterprise, which used to employ 3 workers and 4 old Russian machines in 1997, to grow into a company with 140 employees. Qualified administration and production staff along with the correct choice of the business strategy enabled the company to become one of the leading mechanical tooling companies in Lithuania.
The main customers and partners of the company represent energy, automation, medicine, rail vehicle, printing machines etc. industries. The key to STEVILA’s success lies in its flexibility, serviceability, close relations with the customers, understanding of the customers’ needs, and good long-term partnership liaison, rather than price and quality alone.