Støtek Helps VW Cut Down Energy Costs
Since Volkswagen bought their first Støtek furnace in 2009, the plant in Kassel has been saving ten thousands of Euros on energy costs.
10.000 Euros per furnace - this is the amount saved per year at the Volkswagen plant in Kassel after they have replaced 10 furnaces with new furnaces from Støtek.
“The Støtek furnaces have a really good insulation, holding the aluminum at a constant temperature, which reduces our energy consumption. However, we have not only chosen Støtek due to the savings on energy. We have also found that the furnaces are performing well on a lot of other parameters that are of great importance to us,” says Dr. T. Kreuzinger from Volkswagen.
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He points out Støtek’s unique dosing system, which operates through a vacuum to ensure that the starting level is constant all the time. This allows accurate dosing of the metal dispensed and a higher metal quality.
Another advantage is that the Støtek furnaces only require minimal cleaning, and that their design makes cleaning fast and easy.
Hosting Europe’s biggest die-casting foundry, and producing 5.96 million cast parts a year, the people at the VW plant in Kassel depend on production running as smoothly as possible. Therefore, superb quality and quick service are absolute musts when choosing furnaces and other inventory.
“Støtek furnaces are robust and of a very good quality, so we do not need service very often. When we do, we need service within 24 hours. Since 2010, Støtek has been providing service personnel located in Germany, and that means they can assist us with short notice. This is essential to us,” says Dr. T. Kreuzinger.