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Eastern Europe Seminar

The French Export Team has organized together with our distributor Donauchem a seminar especially dedicated to Eastern Europe on June 11 & 12 in the Czech Republic. More than 75 customers and 15 members of our distributors (from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) participated to the two days meetings.

 

Many themes were on the agenda and 9 COVENTYA team members made speeches, here is the program:

  • Coventya around the world, Laurent Theret –Managing Director, Coventya SAS
  • REACH regulations about Cr and Co and consequences in electroplating, Nicolas Pommier, R&D Manager, Coventya SAS
  • Passivation (Co free) on Zn/Zn alloy – OEM approvals – KIM automotive approach, Rainer Venz, Product Manager, COVENTYA GmbH
  • Zinc Flakes, Alain Hill, Protective Organic Coatings Product Manager, Coventya SAS
  • Success story, Vratislav Brunclik, Donauchem CZ, and François Poncelin, Coventya SAS
  • Difference between Chromium III decorative baths Sulfate and Chloride versions, Nicolas  Pommier, R&D Manager, Coventya SAS
  • Alkaline Zn/Zn alloy, Frédéric Raulin, Protection Product Manager – KIM, Coventya SAS
  • Anodizing and passivation of the AI, Brice Sottil, Aluminum Product Manager, Coventya SAS
  • Electroless Nickel, Sébastien Mery, Functional Product Manager, Coventya SAS

Thanks to the perfect organization provided by the Donauchem team the seminar was a real success where the participants were able to directly ask their questions to our team and could also enjoy a number to outdoor fun activities.

Paris Air Show - 2015 UITS Trophee for students

The 2015 UITS Trophee for Students will be presented on the Paris Air Show on Friday 19 June at 11h30 on the ASTECH Stand, Hall 4, Lane C, stand n°80. The subject of study this year was the movement.

COVENTYA worked together with the students of the Lycée Diderot in Paris (Surface Treatment and Watchmaking specialties) and they were able to develop a clock presented to the competition. We thank Gaelle Lasbugues, Corinne Langevin, Abdellah Fenzar and Teddy Moliner for their involvement.

We wish them good luck to win the first prize!

COVENTYA France at Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2015

COVENTYA will be present for the first time at the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget - Stand n° C36, hall 6, gate O.

COVENTYA will be present for the first time at the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget - Stand n° C36, hall 6, gate O.

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ISO17025 Certificate in China

We are pleased to announce that COVENTYA China Laboratory obtained the ISO 17025 Certificate in April 2015. This ISO certification is provided to laboratories for the competence of testing and calibration.

This project, started in August 2013, was managed by Lily LI under the supervision of Fulin LU. And it took a lot of energy, perseverance and patience in order to complete and match all requirements.

The current accreditation scope is including Salt Spray test, Thickness test, STEP test, and Hexavalent Chrome testing.

 

Congratulations to Lily and her team for this achievement which will surely help COVENTYA China to go one step forward in the support provided to customers.

Entering a new dimension in Korea

Ever since Coventya formed its Joint venture with the shareholders of ECOSTAR in 2012 we knew that the energy and passion of our Korean colleagues would push us up into the major league of GMF players in this country. 

But who would have thought that the moment would come so early in the history of this young company? The speed of our growth in this dynamic market was such that we had to consider enlarging our site much earlier than planned initially. On top of the volume increase, we had to face as well the fact that Korea advanced in its own concept of environmental evolution preparing a legislation which comes rather close to what Europe is putting in place under the name of REACh. Though it came as somewhat of a surprise the proposal of Mr. Baek, our Korean shareholder and Managing Director to make a bold step in spring 2014 overall was more than sound. The Korean authorities in the province of Cheon-An were more than helpful and paved the way for our new site in Cheon-An in a record time. After only 6 months of construction, our splendid new site in this City about one hour South East of Seoul was ready for the transfer of production. From a distance it is probably hard to fully appreciate the tremendous efforts our Korean colleagues have made to run such an ambitious project side by side with first class work in the market – but they succeeded! In December 2014 we moved the essential of our equipment and stocks to the new site and started blending in January 2015. No interruption of supplies was notable and the new team in Cheon-An seamlessly continued the operations.

The new site is laid out for growth and features splendid pilot facilities for GMF, notably a full-fledged POP line. We are able to manufacture the full range of liquid products and will start soon the blending of the constituents of our trivalent chrome plating process TRISTAR. Korea is a big market for this green technology and blending locally will give us a formidable platform for competitive growth.

An impressive inauguration took place on March 13, with more than 100 guests attending, representing government, customers, OEMs and scientific community. No doubt our activities in Korea will be catalyzed by this strong commitment to an important market in Asia.