Form and function


Practical report . AIS Construct PGmbH - sheet metal and tube for successful ideas

AIS Construct PGmbH – sheet metal and tube for successful ideas


A real eye-catcher impresses everyone. A exceptional design shows the power and force of a truck also with a brilliant bumper.

The AIS Construct specialists develop unique and highly functional components from materials such as stainless steel and aluminium. When you visit the company in Bütgenbach in Belgium you will be pleasantly surprised more than once! There the products are produced with extreme care and competence.

And the imaginative mindset of the owner Erwin Maraite is reflected in the technical and creative work of the dedicated staff. He has turned the company from a small craft business into a powerful industrial operation.

The high-quality products are produced according to customer wishes as a single piece and in a complex component production with sheet metal and tubes of aluminium, stainless steel and steel. A major portion of the portfolio is truck styling and design. With specially crafted stainless-steel components, AIS Construct optimises trucks from SCANIA, MAN, RENAULT, DAF XF, MERCEDES and VOLVO in both function and appearance. In addition their special skills in forming are put to use impressively for stairs and railings, the production and assembly of exhibition stands, industrial and mechanical engineering and special custom projects.

In order to be able to offer even more powerful products, especially in the field of truck styling and design, such as exhausts, bumpers and decorative plates, AIS Construct now uses a powerful transfluid® mandrel bending machine for tube diameters of up to 76 mm. The machine has 3 stacked dies and can produce large radiis with a push bending device. This free-form device also enables the realisation of short clamping lengths between the sheets. Anything that is not subject to static requirements is bent with a wall thickness that is as small as possible – including 76.1 x 1.5 mm with a radius of 1.5 x the tube diameter. And all of this in a quality that only requires a minimum of finishing work. Ideal for the perfect combination of form and function. We wish AIS Construct continued success in the future.