9 Nov 2015
Rapid invests in expanded test centre in Sweden
Bredaryd, Sweden – November 9, 2015 – Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid has added a major extension to test facilities at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. The expansion is the result of an important strategic investment made by Rapid’s new owner LIFCO very soon after it acquired the company at the beginning of this year.
Rapid has added over 500 m² of space to its existing test area, taking total space to over 1100 m²; the area now houses granulators of all sizes. Most of the test area now also has a ceiling height of nine meters. “With all this added floor space, together with the extra height for cranes, we can build up and test complete production systems right here in our headquarters,” says Dr. Toni Reftman, CEO of Rapid Granulator AB.
“All our new developments will now be tested and verified without any interference in our manufacturing processes—which I am happy to say are currently fully occupied fulfilling orders,” says Dr. Reftman. “This will give an important boost to our engineering capability and also to our sales force, who can now be a more integral part of the development process.”
The expanded test centre has multiple capabilities: in addition to carrying out acceptance tests with customers and verification tests for new applications, it will also be used for research and development on new innovations. “Our R&D team feels like Christmas has come early for them this year,” says Dr. Reftman.
The test centre will also serve as a hands-on education centre for the Rapid sales team, its distribution network and customers, providing a key element in the company’s reinforced focus on product development and customer service. “Customers can come and visit us on site, they can view what we are doing via web cam, or we can record everything and send them the file to look at when and where they want,” says Dr. Reftman.
Reader enquiriesRapid Granulator AB
P.O. Box 9
S-330 10 BREDARYD
+46 370 86 500
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About Rapid Granulator
Rapid Granulator, founded 1942 with headquarter in Bredaryd, Sweden, exports around 97 percent of its production. Supporting its sales operations and global customer base the company has six subsidiaries located in: Cranberry Township (PA), USA; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Venice, Italy; Lyon, France and Kleinostheim, Germany. Further support is provided by a global network of over 90 agents and local partners.
More than 100,000 machines/systems installed across five continents, for granulation of plastic scrap and the recycling of post-consumer and post-industrial waste, confirm the company as a world-class leader in its field.
For more detailed information, visit Rapid at: www.rapidgranulator.com.
Rapid is part of LIFCO AB, a group of more than 100 companies in 28 counties. More about Lifco at www.lifco.se.