in Vol. 19 - July Issue - Year 2018
Big Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care
OD-peening on main landing gear in operation
Currently the Group consists of
2 off robotic shot-peening machines for rotative aero engine parts during pre-acceptance test runs
Inside view of painting room and view into blasting room of Custom Coating Facility for an offshore fabrication yard
The Straaltechniek International group is a family owned holding, which consists of two real estate companies and eight manufacturing / trading companies throughout Europe. These companies are located in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
The group is active in different industries including Industrial Air Handling and Surface Treatment/ Enhancement. With respect to Surface Treatment, all subsidiaries are jointly together to perform under one holding. The company was founded in February of 1982 by Naaykens in Tilburg who built their first blasting installations back in 1957. This illustrates that the holding has been performing in the industry for more than fifty years and can be seen as having unique experiences. New companies in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany were founded using knowledge of the existing sales and technical staff. Other subsidiaries were added in the nineties by means of joint ventures. Recently new subsidiaries have been founded in Slovakia, United Kingdom and Sweden.
Straaltechniek International is an innovator in shot peening and high-end blasting technology. With in-house designing and manufacturing capabilities, Straaltechniek International delivers blasting and painting solutions to the market as well as advanced automated shot peening & high-end blasting installations for the metal processing industry. There is a strong focus on the aerospace- and marine industry.
In the aerospace industry Straaltechniek is focusing on shot-peening technology which has the goal of improving the resistance against fatigue cracking, thus increasing the lifetime of components. Throughout the past years, Straaltechniek has developed a complete range of machines for many different shot-peening operations. Customers can be found in the New Part Manufacturing or MRO of aero engine parts, landing gear components, structures, and many others. Many tailor-made machines have been designed and delivered, from semi-automated machines to complex CNC- or robotic operating machines. Many global OEM’s are producing their parts using a Straaltechniek shot-peening installation.
In the past it was common to perform shot blasting and paint spraying outside, under non-controllable conditions. As a consequence, Straaltechniek International introduced a revolutionary design for the surface preparation of ship sections in the early 1990’s. This design was based on using reusable abrasive (no longer with copper slag) which created significant cost reductions with respect to waste amounts, resulting in large advantages for shipbuilders.
Furthermore, the design was based on a one-stop shop, meaning that the complete surface preparation (cleaning of parts, blasting and painting) is performed in one-and-the-same workshop. Other advantages consist of minimising internal transport, environmental benefits and assuring controlled surface preparation 365 days per year, not having to depend on weather conditions.
Solutions have been delivered to different continents with very specific climate conditions. Straaltechniek has been able to design and provide solutions to Nordic countries (with ambient temperatures ranging from -30°C to +30°C), as well as to tropical countries (with overall ambient high temperatures as well as extreme humidity levels). Our team of engineers is well capable of dealing with every climatological challenge.
As an additional feature, our deliveries are in full compliance with the latest ATEX-directives.
Recently, combi-halls were delivered in Azerbaijan and Sweden.
Last February, during the Singapore Air Show, Straaltechniek International signed a commercial agreement with DAES Distribution LLC, a DAES Group company, dedicated to serving the aerospace industry by offering the finest solutions on the market. Under the agreement, DAES Distribution will provide Straaltechniek technology and services in North America and the Middle East regions, where DAES Group has strong established relationships.
"We are pleased to start this business relationship with DAES Distribution. This agreement fortifies our efforts to become a premier provider in the aerospace industry," said Marco Klijsen, Straaltechniek Managing Director. "DAES experiences and capabilities make them a strong partner and this new chapter is enabling us to extend our markets," stated Marco Klijsen.
"This agreement between Straaltechniek and DAES Distribution will result in success for both companies," said Alan Codlin, DAES Distribution Chairman, "Straaltechniek solutions, are not only clear market leaders – but their technology is also ideal for our industry, where metal fatigue is a critical issue. This strategic relationship will benefit our portfolio and enhance our client's success," added Codlin.
As part of the marketing cooperation between Straaltechniek International and DAES Distribution, last April, booth companies join efforts as exhibitors at the MRO Americas 2018, event that was held in Orlando (Fl.) - USA.
By introducing automation more and more into standard machines and with strong distribution partnerships, the Straaltechniek Group is strongly convinced that they are ready to be the factory of the future – industry 4.0.