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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. 

EBRATS 2015 - Brazil

On April Coventya attended the 15th EBRATS, recognized as the largest forum of Latin America about processes disclosure occurring in the surface treatment universe.

This year exhibition was held from 08 to 10 April 2015, at the Expo Center Norte Pavilion in São Paulo - Brazil. 

A booth was designed in a space of 45m², having a modern design and many showcases, where various parts treated with COVENTYA products were exposed. We also exposed some equipment that we sell in Brazil, such as Ion Exchange equipment to recover industrial water and 3 filter pumps, which ended up giving more prominence to our stand compared to the others.

For the COVENTYA processes promotion, we distributed some brochures (Protective, Decorative, Functional, Automotive, etc.) and a catalogue with COVENTYA releases in Brazil: MOLFIN AR 130; CUBRAC 700; SILKEN BOND ETCH; EVENON BASE 100; FINIGARD 419PH and ZETAPLUS MERIT.

To strengthen company's image, we also showed on TV the corporate video of Coventya with Dr. Thomas Costa and an animation containing the explanation of the interactive layers for Trivalent Chromium - STRATA, plus all releases mentioned above.

Despite the apparent crisis that Brazil is passing, this EBRATS appeared to be positive because it was possible to meet and exchange experience with many customers from all over the country and some new companies as well.

 

WaterCare Training Day, Singapore 4th May

 

Continuing with COVENTYA’s strategy to share our expertise with a wide range of industries and contribution towards Environmental Stewardship, we would like to invite you to attend our one day training on WaterCare at our Singapore SEA Headquarters located at Science Park II.

Training will be conducted by our US colleague, Mark Andrus, Global Business Manager WaterCare.

Invitation letter

Event details

COVENTYA SAS attended the VILLAGE DE LA CHIMIE 2015

Like every year, “Le Village de la Chimie, des sciences de la nature et de la vie” has drawn about 3000 visitors and was a very great success.

COVENTYA was well reprensented with a polyvalent team of office and laboratory personnel. Our Precious Metal experiment has captivated the attention of the young attendants and for many of them this chemical process was a complete and magic discovery. We hope to have inspired and oriented some profiles towards Chemistry.

The team has collected 65 CVs :

  • 51 candidates “Training”
  • 14 candidates “Job requests”

The Village in numbers :

  • 31 companies
  • 33 schools and universities
  • 350 teachers & professionals
  • About 3000 visitors

Growth drives investment at Coventya UK

To support its growing UK customer base, our COVENTYA branch in Wolverhampton has recently commissioned a new X-ray fluorescence machine from Fischer Instrumentation (GB).

The Fischerscope XAN-250 represents the latest generation of X-ray fluorescence measurement, enabling rapid and reliable non-destructive analysis. It incorporates an ultra high-resolution silicon drift detector for improved accuracy, which was an important consideration for the Coventya UK management team.

UK Sales Manager Paul Wynn commented “We are seeing increased demand for specialized surface treatments such as zinc nickel, so the resolution capabilities of the latest Fischer XRF was essential to strengthen our laboratory and technical capabilities”.

Established in the UK March 2012, the company operates from its facility in Four Ashes near Wolverhampton, and is headed by UK Managing Director Duncan Beckett. Commenting on the investment, Mr Beckett stated “The addition of the XRF strengthens our ability to support a growing number of customers and OEM partners.” 

He added “We have made significant investments in the UK during the last two years as part of our long term growth strategy. Coventya is committed to the UK and will continue to expand its facilities here”.

Coventya works closely with a number of UK leading electroplating and surface finishing companies, who underpin manufacturing operations in a range of industries such as aerospace and automotive. The company has an extensive product portfolio, backed by OEM approvals that deliver competitive advantages to their customers.