Craven Fawcett extends its services to ceramics industry as it becomes Teide distributor
Craven Fawcett, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of clay preparation machinery and a division of Group Rhodes, has become the UK distributor for Teide Refractory Solutions of Spain, a leading supplier of refractory materials to the global ceramics industry.
Through a policy of continuous innovation, Teide has developed a comprehensive portfolio of refractory solutions over its 60 year history. The company has been involved with over 350 factory installations worldwide, and offers a full range of geometry optimisation services to ensure each customer benefits from the most appropriate refractory formulation for a given project.
Teide’s refractory knowledge combined with Craven Fawcett’s kiln car fabrication capability now allows the UK business to provide a complete kiln car design and build service. The new products will be delivered through Craven Fawcett’s own in-house team of highly trained and experienced engineers based at the company’s production facility in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Kevin Hall, Technical Sales Manager at Craven Fawcett, said: “We are very pleased to be extending our services within the ceramics industry by partnering with Teide, one of the global market leaders in its sector. Teide uniquely offers a range of extruded, pressed and cast products capable of optimising energy consumption for a given mechanical resistance. This allows us to offer our customers a fully customised refractory solution.”
Key to the Teide offer to the UK market is a full proof of concept service. State of the art design simulation incorporating Finite Element Analysis ensures that kiln car energy consumption is optimised for a given range of customer materials and part shapes.
Speaking on a recent visit to Craven Fawcett, Carlos Mazorra, General Sales Director of Teide said: “Partnering with such a well-established company as Craven Fawcett provides Teide with the resources to demonstrate our depth of refractory engineering. As well as our internationally certified products, the full Teide range of material analysis and coating technology services can now be offered to the UK market. We look forward to working closely with the Craven Fawcett team”.
Teide has two production plants in Spain, producing over 30,000 tonnes of high quality refractory materials per annum. It also offers a well-equipped laboratory capable of designing refractory products to match specific clay properties, optimising chemical resistance, durability, energy efficiency and economy.
With a 175 year history of designing and supplying equipment for the heavy clay and ceramics industry, Craven Fawcett manufactures a wide range of clay preparation machinery from Box Feeders and Grinding Mills through to Mixers and Extruders. The company’s equipment is exported throughout the world and is renowned for its robustness and production efficiency.
Both companies ensure that all aspects of production are controlled to the appropriate quality (ISO 9001:2015) and European safety (CE) accreditations.
For further details visit the website www.grouprhodes.co.uk or call 0 (44) 1924 37 11 61.