The largest Seco/Warwick retort furnace goes to Spain

Aalberts Surface Technology Group has ordered the largest device from the Seco/Warwick portfolio —the Vector® vacuum furnace. (Courtesy: Seco-Warwick)

Seco/Warwick furnaces have once again been selected by the international Aalberts Surface Technologies Group.

The company already possesses 10 Seco/Warwick solutions, and the current contract includes the delivery of two vacuum furnaces to the Group’s branch in Spain — Aalberts Surface Technologies TEY plant.

Aalberts has ordered the largest device from the Seco/Warwick portfolio — a horizontal retort furnace for high-efficiency tempering with vacuum purging, and the Group’s flagship product — the Vector® vacuum furnace.

The system on order solves the customer’s problem with hardening large dimension elements. The Vector, with a useful working space of 600 x 600 x 900 mm, will significantly increase the efficiency of the current hardening plant, improving the economics of hardening processes. The retort furnace will significantly increase the processing capacity of the current hardening plant for tempering processes.

“You could say it’s a kind of jubilee,” said Maciej Korecki, vice president of vacuum furnaces segment in Seco/Warwick Group. “This is the tenth contract we have signed with the Aalberts Group. We have supplied vacuum and atmospheric equipment to the Group’s various European branches. I am glad that this customer recommends Seco/Warwick as a solution provider within the Group. It is important that we become the first-choice company for commercial hardening plants. On one hand, it is influenced by our product quality. On the other hand, we attribute our success to our very wide portfolio and our ability to adapt equipment to very specific needs.

“The last orders included Vector vacuum furnaces or the three-chamber vacuum furnace, CaseMaster Evolution-T. We delivered equipment to companies located in the Netherlands, Spain, and Poland. And we are open to new challenges,” Korecki said.

“We are very closely associated with the Aalberts Surface Technologies Group,” said Sławomir Woźniak, president of Seco/Warwick Group Management Board. “This is one of the companies where we have delivered the most equipment. Once again, we have the opportunity to contribute to the increased efficiency of one of the European hardening plants, and to expand its machinery park with reliable Seco/Warwick equipment. The uniqueness of this cooperation lies in the fact that we have provided various technologies to many European branches of this company. The fact that the Aalberts Surface Technologies Group trusts us and selects our technology once again is a compliment and a commitment for us, which we, as a first-choice company, want to undertake.”

Aalberts Surface Technologies is a global company with more than 80 years of experience, operating in more than 70 countries. The manufacturer mainly operates in the automotive industry, as well as the broadly understood machine industry. Seco/Warwick has already signed its tenth contract with this international group. The cooperation with both companies is excellent, as evidenced by subsequent orders.

“Once again, Seco/Warwick equipment will contribute to increasing the efficiency of our entire Group,” said said Alberto Martin, sales director -Spain, from Aalberts Surface Technologies TEY. “Cooperation with Seco/Warwick is going very well. It is the brand of the first choice for us because it offers reliable equipment, a partnership approach and a broad team of specialists in the field of metal heat treatment.”