AFC-Holcroft Supplies Equipment to Process Wind Energy Gearboxes for Wind Energy


AFC-Holcroft is pleased to announce the receipt of a new furnace order for a sealed quench furnace line that will be used to process specialized components utilized in the wind energy market. The furnace line is based on AFC-Holcroft's standard, modular UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) family of products, but was modified to optimize its efficiency for the mix of products required by this customer.

Brevini Wind, headquartered in Italy, is expanding their facility in Indiana, USA where the equipment will be installed. AFC-Holcroft is pleased to be part of the premium Brevini supplier base as they expand their business units around the world.

AFC-Holcroft's European branch office spearheaded this project, although equipment for the project will be built in North America.

"We believe the time is right to invest in additional capacity, in North America specifically," explains Jacopo Tozzi, President of Brevini Wind and CEO of Brevini Wind. "The UBQ furnace fit our needs for today, and allows the flexibility of future expansion as the wind energy sector continues to grow."

"We are thrilled to add Brevini to the list of global manufacturing suppliers who have chosen AFC-Holcroft and our UBQ furnaces for their operations," says Marc Ruetsch, Director of European Operations at AFC-Holcroft. "Our UBQ furnaces have gained global acceptance by several multi-national companies, due not only to their adaptability to changes in capacity, part loads and temperature requirements; but also to their modularity, which allows easier reconfiguration options within existing floorspace for future capacity."

AFC-Holcroft has more than 90 years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

AFC-Holcroft is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The company has a global reach, with organizations in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Turkey, including manufacturing means in many of these countries.

For more information on AFC-Holcroft, contact Marc Ruetsch at Europe@afcholcroft.com.

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