From the Bosporus to Munich
At the end of October 45 experts from various Turkish brick factories hit the road to Munich to visit this year’s Ceramitec. The program organized by the RehartGroup not only included a visit to the trade show with an extensive stay at the RehartGroup stand, but also a factory tour of Hörl & Hartmann Ziegeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Dachau. The tour group was accompanied by Klaus Schülein (Managing Partner of Rehart GmbH), Uwe Sperrer (Sales Petersen Service GmbH) and Mr. Hakan Yilmaz and Mr. Erol Cetin (both Aktracon, the Turkish agency of the RehartGroup).
Since 2006 a vacuum extruder (VAP560/500) with double shaft mixer (DWM1000) has been in use at Hörl & Hartmann for preparation and shaping. The participants were able to see for themselves the very efficient and low-vibration operation of Petersen machinery in live mode. Moreover, the optimization of the auger, lining and cylinder of a competitor’s machine could be pointed out. Only since this modification was performed by experts of Rehart GmbH can the machine comply with the demands as regards tonnage and brick quality.
At the concluding round table session Michael Hörl (Manging Director Hörl & Hartmann) and the two plant managers, Mr. Friedrich Karinscheck and Mr. Alexander Hain, were available to answer the questions the interested visitors had.
The event was successfully rounded off with a Bavarian lunch at Schwarzberghof. Following the technical highlights, the Turkish delegation was also able to try out the culinary delights of Bavaria.
The RehartGroup would like to thank the delegates for their visit and interest.