07/18/2012

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Successful first year for ce|de|pa

The goal of ce|de|pa is to help customers and the construction industry to accelerate novel solutions for manufacturing polyurethane-made panels that are produced with a continuous double lamination process. These panels are used for thermal insulation in construction. In just one year's time, ce|de|pa says it has become the place to collaborate and create new ideas, test those ideas and solve problems together. The ce|de|pa center, located in Tudela, Spain, and built with the support of the Spanish authorities, has immediately started achieving its objectives, proving its value for the two companies' customers: "ce|de|pa supports Saip and Dow customers by easing their technical development and shortening the time-to-market of their innovation, along with offering an ideal environment for the organization of effective theoretical-practical training for their employees on both the technology and the line,” commented the General Manager of ce|de|pa, Michele Mambretti. Javier Carnicer, Area Marketing Director for Dow Formulated Systems said, "Today, ce|de|pa is able to write a very successful balance of its first year of activity and to share the appreciation it gets from the companies that are using the center. ce|de|pa is more than a facility. It is a learning center with all of the tools and resources needed to forge even greater developments for the advancement of insulated metal panels made with a continuous process for our customers and the construction industry.” According to the company, the success of ce|de|pa also resides in its availability for both Dow and Saip customers to run temporary activities at the center, benefiting from the structure and avoiding to interfere with the busy lines at their sites. "Along and beyond the pure innovation component that represents the mission of ce|de|pa, the center is available to test how either innovation or specific modifications translate on industrial scale, thus allowing fast production tests and continuous modifications in real time,” remarked the Commercial Director of Saip, Luigi Procopio. "Total confidentiality is ensured on the activities run in ce|de|pa, and the center has proven already in this first year of activity to be an extraordinary engine for our customers' innovation and success”, Procopio added. "Innovation and success come from hard work, continuous learning, consistency in dedication, and inspiration: some of the elements that make ce|de|pa a unique service and tool in the hands of our customers, and the deep belief of Saip people,” said Walter Pozzi, President of Saip Equipment. "This is the way we serve our customers, this is the way we have built our reputation of credibility and excellence in the market, and this is the reason why our customers choose us to accelerate their path to sustainable success. We do all that we can for our customers, and our results mirror the success of our customers,” Pozzi added. "ce|de|pa has already demonstrated its contribution to accelerating the speed of implementation”, commented Jon Penrice, General Manager for Dow Thermoset Systems. "We are fully satisfied of the ce|de|pa contribution, providing our customers a means to run tests and prototyping activities without conflicting with regular production,” Penrice explained. About ce|de|pa ce|de|pa is used by Saip and Dow customers for innovation and development activities, and for their employees' training. At ce|de|pa, Saip and Dow customers also run specific activities, avoiding to stop their own lines. The state-of-the-art, completely automated ce|de|pa production line - entirely designed and manufactured by Saip - is 135 meters long, and among other  features it includes 12 cameras that allow to continuously monitor the line with the option to operate them remotely too, for instance for training purposes. The ce|de|pa building was constructed in less than six months from greenfield to operation by using 46 structural pillars and 830 insulated metal panels for its 3,600 m2 of wall surface. The building volume is 31,000 m3, with a surface of 3,800 m2.

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