Customer case: Glass industry

The fully integrated, state-of-the-art production unit allows Vulkoprin to produce both individual items and high-volume orders. In this way, it can respond fluidly in order to translate changing market demand into new product solutions.  Read how   – together with our customers – we develop specific, tailored solutions.

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Application of technical parts - Conveyor rings for the glass industry

Customer

Our customer is the European market leader in the manufacture and machining of sheet glass for automotive, the building industry and other sectors. The group has 200 affiliated companies in more than 30 countries. The group targets four market segments: glass, electronics, ceramics and chemicals.

Challenge

For the replacement of conveyor rings on the production lines, the company sought a reliable and dependable partner within the region of its production sites. Besides the quality requirements of the product, the customer wanted, above all, to forge a long-term business relationship in order to ensure continuity of supply of critical components.

Solution

Together with the customer, Vulkoprin developed an alternative solution.

Result

The conveyor rings are manufactured in NBR 75 Shore A. Important in the application are, firstly, meeting the very tight tolerances and, secondly, to stay working across a wide temperature range. After an extensive testing programme, by our customer, at all levels of the production lines, this solution was received very positively. These days, the conveyor rings roll off the production lines in their thousands.

USP

Not only has our customer found an alternative product for its conveyor rings, but Vulkoprin has provided the certainty that the product will be available for years to come. Our personalized approach and over 55 years’ experience guarantee a fast and targeted method of working, at all levels.