This rapid rise has positioned Hegla as a market leader and it is now one of the most well respected names within the UK glass machinery industry.
Hegla’s glass handling solutions are no less formidable however, as UK customers are discovering. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass storage and handling equipment the company produces sorting systems, racking systems, PVC profile storage systems, glass trolleys, IGU curing conveyors, cranes and lifting equipment, all of which are manufactured and exported throughout the world, from its three dedicated, modern manufacturing facilities in Germany.
Incorporated within the broad range are glass concertina racking systems, a number of which have been installed recently across the UK and Ireland. These high quality system installations have been designed and engineered to exacting standards which is fundamental to Hegla’s core manufacturing ethos. All systems and equipment are designed and built to customers’ precise requirements and individual needs. Manufacturing criterion must be of the highest standard, incorporating enough steel and quality components to ensure they don’t fail. Most importantly of all, the entire Hegla team is dedicated to ensuring that every product complies with all legislative standards, placing strict health and safety guidelines as priorities, which guarantees that operatives can work safely with the systems.
As Hegla manufactures all products in-house this makes the entire range extremely cost competitive, with no external, hidden costs for fabrication or painting. This can make other manufacturers’ systems prohibitively expensive as they do not have these facilities.
As a company Hegla has established a strong market position by carving a niche in the market which currently is unmatched by any other manufacturer. Every single rack installation includes an on-site evaluation from the Hegla team to ensure that the system is manufactured to meet the exact needs of the customer. These tailor-made solutions are designed and installed to the highest standards which guarantees the systems will fit into individual manufacturers’ facilities. Attention to detail is paramount at this stage to ensure that the systems will hold the required amount of glass as well as making certain the products can work with crane-ways and factory flow through. Only when this criterion has been met, will a quotation and factory layout be supplied to the customer, with a view to proceeding with an order.
Hegla’s expertise also extends into carefully designed delivery racks and trolleys, which feature the most comprehensive range of certified items on the market today. Being widely used across the UK and Europe, Hegla customers have discovered that the delivery racks offer uncompromising quality at a competitive price. Customer benefits include tailored design and testing of weightlift capacity, being robust in design to allow large loads to be transported without impeding the overall weight of the glass. Additionally, customised corporate painting and labelling is available on all items to make them easily recognisable on site. Other key features include, clever innovations such as clamping poles and removable bases which make Hegla’s delivery racks easier and safer to use both in a manufacturing environment as well as on site, providing one rack type to be used for internal and external use. For the Hegla team, quality and safety will never be compromised being of the utmost importance. As such Hegla has produced a wide range of lifting and handling devices for both internal and external use.*** Customers who have invested in Hegla machinery and equipment have seen the clear benefits of the safety features included on products such as the loading fork for glass packs, which are considered an industry first. The lifting fork can be adjusted on pack width, whilst being fitted with sensors to ensure the load is secured before lifting, Centre of gravity for lifting can be adjusted via an adjustable crane buckle, which along with many other unique safety features make the Hegla loading forks one of the safest available products for unloading and moving glass. Coupled with this is a full range of vacuum suction devices and stand alone rail or pillar cranes, which thanks to the expertise of in-house research and development as well as expert manufacturing knowledge, places Hegla at the forefront of safe, glass handling design.
Other systems such as automated sorting systems, PVC Profile storage systems and curing conveyors are also available from Hegla.
Those wishing to improve their production facilities and achieve optimum results with improved profit and performance, please contact Hegla UK directly. The team will be happy to discuss all sized projects from basic suction lifting devices to full storage systems, providing a cost effective solution that will meet both current and future production needs of all sized manufacturers.
Brian McDonald, Sales Manager at Hegla UK comments “We have firmly established the Hegla cutting solutions as a market leading brand across the UK. It is our intention to place other products from our broad range in a similar position. We are pleased to have seen an increase in interest recently for products from our glass handling range which comes with the same consistently high quality guarantees that are synonymous with Hegla as a company. Quality is our core strength!”
For more information please contact Hegla UK : O0 44 (0)1908 261933 www.hegla.co.uk