The know-how, the technologies as well as the machines and plants made by Rohmer+Stimpfig (R+S) cover a wide spectrum of solutions for the processing of flat glass, special of form glasses.
The supply reaches from the manually stand-alone machine to the fully automatic production line. For R+S the glasstec was a sensational success.
Exhibition main emphases were:
Fully automatic pre-processing, e.g. for vehicle glass
Edge processing with worldwide proven twin spindle machines
The new IAS method.spindler
Editor: Your fair motto was “key technologies – the key for your success! What shall the slogan say?
Roland Lange: Primarily we see ourselves as partners of the flat glass processing industry. In this partnership we develop special technologies and machines with our customers. These key technologies are aimed to improve the market position of the glass producers. Therefore the key technologies made by R+S are the key for our own success as confirmed the glasstec impressively too.
Editor: You have said to this magazine that considerable business transactions could be carried out already at the glasstec and that therefore R+S also expects a strong after-fair business. About which results can you talk today?
Roland Lange: Actually, at the glasstec´2006 R+S has achieved the strongest fair result in its 75-year history. Already at the glasstec several car glass- and stand-alone-grinding plants were sold to customers in Europe and Asia. Alone this business corresponds more than 30% of our sales aim planned for 2007. Immediately after the fair further business transactions were carried out, so that we have reached about 60% of our budget for 2007 now. According to enquiries on hand we expect futher 15-20% of the budget for 2007 by the end of December. So one can talk about a dream result.
Editor: How do you explain these latest successes to yourself?
Roland Lange: I think, several factors must optimally overlap. The glasstec has proved as the leading fair worldwide round the glass. The most important deciding persons of all wellknown enterprises come from the whole world to Düsseldorf. Moreover R+S offers an innovative machine program including comprehensive services on the highest technical standard which permits glass producers to produce innovative products and thereby to obtain market advantages for themselves. Finally, the fair appearance of R+S has proved that our marketing concepts are effective. The resonance on the glasstec was overwhelming and has still exceeded our high expectations.
Editor: Mr.Lange, I thank for the interesting insights and I wish you as well as the enterprise Rohmer+Stimpfig furthermore constant success.
Rohmer+Stimpfig Maschinen und Apparatebau GmbH,
Roland Lange, General Manager,
Business Unit glass/machinery,
D-90765 Fürth, Germany,
T: +49 911 9798 928,
F: +49 911 9798 940,
Article published in GlasIngenieur on 16-6-2006