“We chose Oldenburger|Fritom because of their professionalism and being innovative.”
Bekaert Combustion Technology is seen as a technological pioneer in eco-friendly heating systems worldwide. To guarantee the continuity in such, Lean Six Sigma plays a huge part in the business operations. The same goes for Oldenburger|Fritom. It was one of the reasons Bekaert in the Dutch city of Assen chose Oldenburger|Fritom as a high-quality extension to their own innovative character. Bekaert Combustion Technology: “Thanks to our successful partnership, we have the utmost trust in Oldenburger|Fritom and look forward to the future.”
Bekaert is a Belgian multinational, founded in 1880 in the Belgian city of Zwevegem by Leo Leander Bekaert. The company specializes in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today the company has nearly 30,000 employees in 45 countries.
In 2000 the Bekaert Group acquired Furigas in Assen, where it had been since 1966. The name of the company changed to Bekaert Combustion Technology. At the factory in Assen eco-friendly gas burners and heat exchangers are produced. The company is market leader in premix technology. By combining this technology in gas burners with condensed heat exchangers. The efficiency of heating cells is maximized. Resulting in a very low emission of Nox, Co and CO2.
Bekaert’s slogan is ‘Better Together’. By working together, the company strives to continuously become stronger, more efficient and better. Since 2015 Bekaert Combustion Technology in Assen works together with Oldenburger|Fritom on their logistic services. Oldenburger|Fritom was chosen because of their professionalism and progressive thinking in supply chain management. “Oldenburger|Fritom is our logistic partner, taking care of all our warehousing processes and value added services. Oldenburger|Fritom also takes care of our road transportation and air and sea freight shipments to our customers all over the world.”
The Lean Six Sigma method is part of Bekaert Combustion Technology’s as well as Oldenburger|Fritom’s business strategy. That’s why both partners started a joint continuous improvement program. In this, projects are monitored according to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and dashboards. During the quarterly meetings status and progress are discussed.
Supply Chain Management – Bekaert Combustion Technology:
“Quality and (delivery) reliability are important pillars to Bekaert Combustion Technology. Oldenburger|Fritom takes care of both in an outstanding professional matter.”