Family-owned Vandersanden is one of the largest brick-producing companies in Europe. With production sites in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, they build an environment where people want to live. With their motto, “sustainable cooperation is essential because we make the best things together”, they have been Stafier’s partner for more than fifteen years. You can read here how this partnership works.
For decades, Vandersanden’s ceramic specialists have been producing street and facade solutions of character. They do this using a modern and fully automated production. “After the press has shaped the bricks to the desired size, these bricks go into the drying chambers. These are special chambers where they reduce the moisture content of the products from about 24% to 4%. Residual heat from the kilns is used for drying. So it’s important that the boards on which the bricks lie are also resistant to these factors,” explains maintenance manager Maikel Duchateau.
And thus, Vandersanden went looking for the right partner. “In our search for efficient drying solutions, we found that choosing the right drying boards is crucial. They have to meet several factors if they want to fit into our production process. Stafier has proven to be the number one supplier for our drying needs, and we have relied on their high-quality drying boards and accessories for years.”
Thinking along proactively
Vandersanden is not only happy with the quality, but also with the open collaboration. “It’s a very convenient cooperation in which we communicate well with each other. For example, during one of our orders I received a phone call saying that the order we were placing was a design from several years ago. If it was made according to that exact design, there would be complications. They advised us to adjust the design and also gave immediate adjustments. It’s very nice when someone thinks along with you like that. Stafier is a reliable partner you can really build with.”
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