Local Mayor Gert Jørgensen recently cut the ribbon to Kongskilde Industries’ new Painting Line, a multi-million kroner investment. Guests celebrated at an inauguration event, marking the 70th anniversary of the company.
On Wednesday 27th November 2019, the local Mayor Gert Jørgensen (pictured, right) cut the ribbon to Kongskilde Industries latest investment, a multi-million kroner painting line. The new line is a considerable step forward for the continuous delivery of products and components of high quality and solid weather-tightness.
Guests were invited to a celebratory event, to witness the inauguration of the painting line, and to celebrate Kongskilde Industries’ 70-Year anniversary.
“The new Painting Line is an important step forward for us – with its improvement in efficiency and capacity compared to the old one – and also quality. Seeing as our pneumatic conveying solutions are sold worldwide in various climate zones, weather-tightness of our components is key,” explains Production Manager Anja Juhler Nielsen. “We were in a situation where keeping up with demand was an issue, but now, with excess capacity, our Painting Line is future-proof, and we have eliminated a bottleneck situation,” Anja Juhler Nielsen concludes.
Kongskilde Industries CEO Mogens Rüdiger (pictured, left) looks forward to a new era with the new Painting Line: “I couldn’t imagine a better way of celebrating our 70-year anniversary than standing here in one our large manufacturing halls with a state-of-the-art painting line. We see an increase in order intake in our factory and expect this positive tendency to continue.”
The 300-meter painting line consists of a loading station, pre-treatment where the components are degreased and phosphated, a drying oven, the painting box itself where the powder is added, and then onto melting and hardening before they are ready for removal. The Painting Line handles components up to 2 meters in height, 1.2 meters wide, and 4 meters in length.
70 Years of Kongskilde
Kongskilde was founded in 1949 by Mogens Petersen and Hans Tyndeskov. The two entrepreneurs started with just one blower and later developed the company to encompass farming machinery. Today the agro-line has been sold, and Kongskilde Industries focuses on pneumatic conveying systems for the grain, plastics, and paper industries worldwide. Kongskilde Industries A/S has daughter companies in 7 countries and employs more than 200 employees.