Belgium | Emotec, part of the Belgian Emergo Group, needed to invest in a new plate processing machine as their production extended and market demands changed. The business activities are in the field of complex steel constructions, bridge and crane building, expansion joints, jacking technique, bridge bearings and mass & viscous dampers, so the decision for the V320-3000 plate cutting and drilling system was made quickly.
Latvia | The SIA Cut Centre (subsidiary of Elme Metall) opened her doors in July 2013 as one of the biggest steel service centers in the Baltic area. The company processes 2.000 tons of steel each month, including the cutting, drilling, bending and surface treatment of both profiles and plates.
Canada | Collins Industries (CIL) is an Edmonton based structural steel and fabrication company, established by Paul Collins in 1984. The organization is founded on ethical and responsible business practices. For over 25 years, they have served the commercial, industrial and institutional steel fabrication markets. Collins Industries invested in the V320-3000 plate processing system.
USA | Quality Iron Fabricators was originally founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1974 as a miscellaneous steel fabricator serving the local market. Quality Iron of Louisiana opened in April of 2011 as part of a controlled growth strategy of the company. Businesses quickly accelerated in Louisiana so plans were formed to build a state of the art fabrication facility. Property was purchased in Livingston Parish in November of 2011 and phase one of a 40,000 square foot plant was broken ground on April 19th of 2012.
USA | HME, Inc. was established in 1996 by Jon Haas, PE. Since its inception, HME has grown from a small operation in Jon's garage to its current 57,000 square foot manufacturing facility with over 100 employees. Founded on the ideal of providing high quality custom metal fabrication and structural steel to the construction industry at a competitive price, HME has become an industry leader in the Midwest. Voortman traveled to the USA to interview Jon and to have a closer look at the Voortman machines they invested in.