How does the Forel Edge Processing line meet your needs?
“Both the edging, with its patented glass sheet holder feature, and the drilling machine, with its system of fixed and adjustable suction cups, offer an outstanding stability during the processing. The machines are be very flexible and work at high productivity always guaranteeing quality and repeatability. And that is exactly what we need.
At first, we were looking just for a drilling machine: we discarded the horizontal solutions, because of the difficulties in the glass positioning and the impossibility to put the drilling machine in line with the traditional edging machinery. So, we started considering brands which offer vertical all-in-one solutions, but we were not convinced about performance and quality. Then, we heard that Forel was designing a new vertical line for edging, drilling and milling and we decided to wait. That was a wise decision: in the last two years, the line has been working without interruption 24/7. The productivity about shaped and special glasses is quadrupled, giving full satisfaction to us first and foremost, but above all to our customers”.
Your core business is “special projects”. That means that you are not processing “common” or low quantity orders?
“Not at all. Indeed, with this line we can be more flexible and manage every kind of request. In the past, when we were working on a big project, it was difficult to put into production new orders in our schedule. Now, instead, the higher performance of our machinery makes everything easier”.
And what about the future?
“We are now in a very positive trend: our adaptability and high-quality standards have been recognized. During 2019 we will enlarge our Rijeka plant with additional 3.000 square meters. We have already ordered a new edging machine and a new washing machine. These new machines will work in line processing those sheets that only need to be polished. Obviously, they will be from FOREL”.