New supply to the growing Egyptian factory; the focus for the Duravit Group’s development plans for international markets. A further recognition of the unique reliability and performance of SACMI-Riedhammer technology.
The supply of a fifth kiln by SACMI-Riedhammer to Duravit Egypt is a sign of the continuing success of the Egyptian company which is becoming an even more important focus for the development plans of the multi-national group, world-renowned leader in the manufacture of quality design sanitaryware. The Egyptian plant has a production output which recently exceeded 2.5 million pieces per year, almost all of which were sold for export to overseas markets.
SACMI-Riedhammer is proud to have been their main partner since 2005 when the first two kilns were installed. Subsequently, hand-in-hand with the considerable growth of production output at Duravit Egypt over the years, we installed a further two kilns between 2017 and 2018.
As with the previous ones, the special characteristics of the new Riedhammer kiln are its unique levels of adaptability, reliability and usability. In particular, the SSK 440/ 198-8 model supplied is equipped with 8 modules measuring 15x4.4x2 metres each and is provided with innovative internal linings – cordierite-mullite refractory plates – which reduce the need for maintenance and improve the quality of the firing process. Furthermore, the kiln is provided with a rapid cooling system which reduces to just 14 hours the total cycle time for first-firing, thus optimizing production.
The new kiln will further contribute to developing the role of the Egyptian plant in Duravit’s production plans and will operate alongside the numerous SACMI RobotGlaze solutions installed in recent years.