In the very substantial Brazilian commercial heat treating market furnace builder SECO/WARWICK has flourished over the past year. Certainly this has a great deal to do with the firm’s offerings, but it is also a credit to their local partner, Combustol, a company which “The Monty Heat Treat News” has visited in the past and found to be a very competent organization. .

SECO/WARWICK Group has delivered multiple shipments of advanced metal heat treatment equipment to South America. The primary customers for this equipment are Brazilian commercial heat treaters. This year, SECO/WARWICK equipment has shipped to three heat-treating plants in this country. Last month, a Vector® vacuum furnace was delivered to Supertrat in Santa Bárbara D’Oeste. The Vector vacuum furnace ordered by the Supertrat heat treating plant is a medium-sized device, but it offers huge opportunities. Its working space (600x600x900) is optimal and it is the most frequent choice of commercial heat treaters. The equipment will streamline and improve the capacity of heat treatment processes and will improve process economics. This is all thanks to energy savings, the graphite chamber, and precision performance providing process purity and speed.

“Vector is our standard equipment adjusted to individual client needs, designed to be as versatile as possible and to have the widest application in the heat treatment of various steel types. Each new contract means many consultations and challenges. Years of experience have led us to the development of a very universal furnace widely used in heat treatment that, can be modified by adjusting the range of possibilities it can offer to client needs,” says Maciej Korecki, Vice President of the Vacuum Segment, SECO/WARWICK Group. “We are very familiar with the South American market as we have supplied vacuum furnaces not only to the largest commercial heat treating plants on this continent but also to the military and aviation sector enterprises. On the Brazilian market, we have handled the fastest delivery of a vacuum furnace this year, taking just 8 weeks. Recently, the Brazilian government has introduced a grant program that allows for as much as 50% of the funding to be granted for the type of equipment manufactured by SECO/WARWICK,” adds M. Korecki.

South America is important to SECO/WARWICK; SECO/WARWICK has been active in the South American market for many years. For six years now, SECO/WARWICK has cooperated with a Brazilian firm COMBUSTOL FORNOS IND COM LTDA and through this cooperation, it can fulfill orders covered by government subsidies for the equipment when at least 50% is manufactured in the territory of Brazil.

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