Balance 2018: important technological challenges for GHI
2018, the year in which we celebrated 81 years of history, was full of activity in GHI Smart Furnaces, from the business, commercial and technological development points of view.
This year we developed several technological milestones:
“On Stamp”, the furnace for hot stamping in patent process by GHI, is already a reality in the most diverse parts of the world.
“Recycall”, the complete plants for aluminium recycling designed by GHI are already an important and real part of our market proposition.
We beated, for the second time, a world record with the construction the world’s biggest rotary tilting furnace for aluminium recycling that is already working according to expectations.
During this year, we continued with our internalization process in strategic markets and we have expanded our commercial presence in India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Iran.
We advanced in the development of our “Beyond4.0” platform, with an after-sales 4.0 service, which allows the precise identification of failures and performing predictive maintenance, allowing our technicians to perform diagnostics from GHI and develop solutions based on reliable historical data, thus guaranteeing the performance of the equipment throughout its useful life.
In this year we continued with our expansion and specialization strategy: more than 25 new employees joined our company.
We continue betting on the development of new technologies and have actively participated in several R + D + i projects for the development and improvement of our equipment. We also updated our information systems with the implementation of RPS and Solidworks.
Finally, we adopted the lean methodology in our workshop and we undertook the renovation of our facilities, both in the workshop, which were completely renovated, and in the offices, in which the ground floor was already renovated.
We hope that next year comes loaded with many projects through which we can grow and collaborate with customers, suppliers and friends.