Channel: Processing
Forvet: an end-user’s view of products and services

2012-08-20 | Processing

Forvet’s experience has enabled the company to develop innovative solutions for specialized glass processing machinery, developing cutting edge technology and durable machinery. The prototype of Francesca FC was designed and built by Carlo Gariglio (1935-1989), the founder of Forvet, and was the first drilling centre in the world completely automatic and CNC controlled. This article, in the form of an interview carried out by machinery manufacturer Forvet with its Brazilian client Viminas, gives us an end-user’s view of Forvet’s machinery.

Forvet's Brazilian client Viminas gives us an end-user’s view of Forvet’s machinery
Forvet, along with its local representation Vitromaquina, spoke to Brazilian glassmaker Viminas, one of the country’s leading privately owned companies with headquarters in Vitória, to answer to few question about the Forvet machinery it has ordered and is using, thus providing real opinions directly from a Forvet end user.
Forvet spoke to Mauricio Viminas and his son Rafael Viminas, who provided the following thoughts.

The interview
Forvet: Can you please give us a brief company history?
Viminas: The main company milestones of Viminas can be resumed as follows:
•    1984 - the company started its activities in the glass sector;
•       1990 - we started to provide sheets for glazier’s shops;
•     1996 - we built an industrial unit to process glass;
•     2002 - we moved to new premises of 17,500 square metres;
•     2005 - we acquired a further 38,500 square metres, investing in a new horizontal furnace and a new PVB laminated line;
•     2008 - ISO 9001:2000 (SGQ) and NBR 14698 certifications for tempered glass were obtained;
•     2009 - we received a third furnace, along with two new automatic production lines, one for shower doors, and the first line for architectural glass from Forvet. The new water treatment station was finished, which reutilizes approximately 98 per cent of the water that has already been used during production processes;
•     2010-2011 - we acquired three new furnaces with new technologies and greater production capacity. The second Forvet a...


Article taken from Glass-Technology International bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2012 number: 4
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