This press is the third to be added within five years, the first being an SMS-Meer 10 inch, the second a Presezzi 8 inch, and now a Kautec 7 inch. Each of these presses, including the Kautec, have been installed in purpose-built structures that house not just the press in each case, but also state-of-the-art control systems, run-out tables with Kevlar rollers, dual-pullers, and stretchers. Plus ovens to temper the aluminum extrusions to specification, and all ancillary equipment.
Wadih Kuri, ABC’s President and CEO, said today: “This new press represents yet a further major investment, and it will contribute greatly to increasing our ability to speed the manufacture of high quality extrusions for our many valued customers.
ABC’s existing seven inch press has been operating at maximum capacity for many months now, and it has been a great workhorse – but in 2016, and with our volume of orders and customer expectations for responsive delivery, the new press is operational not a day too soon.
I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to meet tight deadlines, and who have ultimately enabled us to successfully inaugurate this important new production line that will greatly contribute to our capacity and turnaround times”.