To celebrate their long relationship, Thomas Nieraad, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing Innovation SCHOTT Flat Glass, presented this customer with a certificate of thanks when he paid a visit to their headquarters in Affalterbach last week.
WIESHEU has been purchasing flat glass for the doors of its fleet of baking ovens from SCHOTT for 33 years. The most important example of the fleet is the Dibas hot air convection oven, a real space saver. Its door disappears into the oven housing fully automatically at the press of a button. This intelligent solution ensures that there is always enough room and allows for ideal selling conditions in sales areas, regardless of whether these are in bakeries, gas stations or supermarket chains.
SCHOTT contributed significantly to developing the design of this door. The glass panes are manufactured at the SCHOTT VTF plant in Troisfontaines, France. They are slightly curved to make it easier for the door to sink down into the housing.
In addition to the Dibas series, SCHOTT also supplies glass doors for the deck baking oven Ebo and the hot air convection oven Euromat. The energy-efficient glass doors are made of double glazed, heat-reflective viewing windows with a cooled gap between them. The advantage is that the surfaces of the viewing windows are cooled down to prevent burn injuries.
WIESHEU has been developing and manufacturing innovative baking ovens for stores for nearly 40 years. With sales of 73.1 million euros (2011), the company now ranks among the market leaders in this industry. The success story started in 1973 when founder Karlheinz Wiesheu built his first baking ovens for meatloaf that featured heat on both the top and bottom. In 1979, the young company decided to start using flat glass from SCHOTT for its baking ovens. Since then, WIESHEU has manufactured more than 100,000 baking ovens inside which an estimated 380 billion bread rolls were baked.
Thomas Nieraad, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing Innovation for Flat Glass, and Matthieu Schalck, Sales Manager for SCHOTT Flat Glass at SCHOTT VTF in Frankreich, are extremely pleased with their decade-long relationship with WIESHEU. They say that the relationship has worked out so well because both companies constantly look for innovative solutions and place a great deal of importance on high quality. In addition to a delegation from SCHOTT, the Commercial Managing Director of WIESHEU Dieter Tacke and the heads of the areas Manufacturing and Materials Management, Product Development and Marketing participated in the celebration on October 17. Thomas Nieraad presented them with a flat glass panel that bears the inscription “We say thank you for more than 30 Years of first-class cooperation” as a gift that will be put on display at the WIESHEU Museum in the future. Workshops involving experts from SCHOTT and WIESHEU that are aimed at encouraging innovative solutions for in-shop baking ovens are scheduled to take place shortly.
SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
The technology group SCHOTT has been supplying special glass to the Swabian manufacturer of baking ovens WIESHEU since 1979. SCHOTT contributed significantly to developing the special design of the doors. The glass panes for WIESHEU are manufactured at the SCHOTT VTF plant in Troisfontaines, France. Photos: WIESHEU
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