Seco/Warwick wins third Innovation Leader award


Innovation Leader awards went to Seco/Warwick for the third time. The results of the company’s work include numerous patented and award-winning technologies solving the problems of the heat-treatment industry. However, the company continues work on new, revolutionary projects.

The “Business Leader” event is a prestigious competition. The jury gives awards to the companies distinguished by their transparency and business honesty with innovative successes as their trademarks. Selected companies are awarded the prestigious Innovation Leader title.

Katarzyna Sawka, global group marketing director of Seco/Warwick, received the Innovation Leader Award on behalf of the company in October. She said, “We are proud of the solutions created by Seco/Warwick specialists. We do not stop long-term thinking and actions, which is the reason behind this drive towards new technologies in the heat-treatment industry 4.0. Labels such as ‘leader,’ ‘trendsetter,’ and ‘champion’ have been applied to Seco/Warwick around the world. Although it is a global opinion, we are happy that our company’s efforts are recognized by industry juries. We believe it is important that Seco/Warwick creates such innovative solutions in the era of Industry 4.0.”

The prefix “e” is common for the internet world. However, Seco/Warwick e-innovations are not a virtual creation but represent both e-conomical and e-nvironmentally friendly approaches to innovation. This philosophy enables it to be a leader both in business and in inventions.

This year, Seco/Warwick presented two innovations challenging the everyday problems of metal heat treatment: UCM® 4D Quench® and Super IQ®.

The UCM® 4D Quench® furnace is a modern alternative to press hardening and eliminates most of the dangers associated with the process. In turn, the Super IQ® system limits gas emissions and guarantees savings versus traditional furnaces.

“Our goal is to respond to the challenges faced by our customers from these very demanding industries. We have studied what improvements in terms of equipment operation can be introduced to broaden the purposes for which the furnaces can be used so we can deliver products that bring maximum benefits. This approach turned our premier systems — UCM® 4D Quench® and Super IQ® — into October’s hit during expositions in the USA and Europe,” said Sawomir Woniak, CEO, Seco/Warwick Group.