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Machinery & Equipment - Case Studies
The Case Studies described below are based on information provided by companies in the Machinery & Equipment sector. Each study has been written in collaboration with employees of the company and Preactor International would like to thank those who provided these insights into how Preactor is used and the benefits it has provided.

Samaravolgomash was founded in 1991 with the purposes of domestic production of reliable import-substituting shut-off valves (ball valves) for oil, gas and chemical industries. The company produces different types of all-welded and separable shut-off valves for above- and underground mounting and is characterized by low-volume and individual (customized) manufacturing.
Hercules Electric Motors Ltda., which specializes in the production of electric motors and special frequency inverters, began operating in 2005. During this period the milestone of three million motors produced was exceeded.
Pradip Polyfils Pvt. Ltd. (PPPL) is a leading organization in the Indian filter press industry since its foundation in 1979. PPPL is a manufacturer of quality polypropylene filter plates used in the industries of chemicals, dyes, metallurgy, pharma, food & beverage and ceramics. PPPL has been awarded as highest exporter of engineering plastic by the Plastic Export Promotion Council of India for the last 11 consecutive years.
With more than 30 years in the Argentine market, Grupo Tornado S.A. manufactures and markets components for pneumatic equipment and similar items under the Intor® brand.
Alstom Group is a global leader in the world of power generation, rail infrastructure and electrical grid sector. Alstom Power Service provides a complete range of power generation services, support and equipment for demanding customers all over the world.
Vulcan Industrial Engineering Co Pvt Ltd (VIECL) had its humble beginnings in 1971 manufacturing drilling machine accessories. Over the past 30 years, Vulcan has become a leading Indian provider of standard and customized engineering services and products.
Brinox is an established European family business based in Sora, Slovenia, with 40 years of experience in providing fast, efficient, cost-competitive, and tailored turnkey solutions for the complex problems in the process industry.
BPT, Brevini Power Transmission, was founded in 1960 by three brothers, Renato, Luciano and Corrado Brevini, in the town of Reggio Emilia (Italy). Since then, the name of Brevini has become synonymous with planetary gear units. Today Brevini maintains a presence around the globe, with 24 subsidiaries and an extensive distribution network. The latest 10 years saw a significant increase in sales, from 86 to 284 million euro, also in jobs, from 470 to 1.000, and in output, which rose from 67.000 to 172.000 gearboxes per annum.
With 20 years of experience in the metals and mechanical engineering sector, Cortiaço produces small, medium and large structures, including machinery and equipment for cutting, machining and heating. Their current headquarters is located in the city of Gravataí, Brazil and provides services that deal with the all aspects of a project including the equipment construction, transportation and installation on site. For the production processes the company employs a team of approximately 150 employees, in a plant of some 5,000 square meters. In addition to the manufacture of equipment, the oxy-cutting services, machining and heat treatment departments also provide a service to other companies.
Medabil started business in 1967, and since its founding, has constantly increased its participation in national and international markets, always looking for technological innovations to meet the expectations of its customers. Currently, Medabil is focussed on the design, construction, and assembly of metal buildings pre-engineered for industries, shopping malls, supermarkets, multi-storey buildings and distribution centres, among others. Medabil is becoming the national leader and one of the largest companies in this sector in Latin America. The company has a wide range of products with solutions for the main and secondary structures, tiles for roofing and side closures, steel decking, lighting systems, insulation, and ventilation systems for large buildings.
Sklostroj Turnov CZ is an industrial equipment company specializing in the delivery of glasswork solutions, production lines, machinery and moulds for the container glass manufacturing industry.
PROFROID Industries has been manufacturing refrigerating equipment since 1961. Part of the CARRIER SCS Distribution Group, the French factory is located in Aubagne in the south of France.
Established in 1969 by its current owners, Destec Engineering Ltd has been at the forefront of “Clamp Type Pipe Connectors” design for over 30 years. The company manufactures a range of high pressure fittings used extensively for high pressure Top-Sides, Sub Sea Piping, Manifolds and Risers.
Sandvik Mining and Construction’s facility in Alachua, Florida, is part of the Sandvik group of companies and specialises in the assembly of drill rigs for surface mining. The company’s assembly unit in Alachua, employs over 200 people, with 150 of these used in the production of the wide variety of drill rigs for supply throughout the world.
Established more than 65 years ago Sotreq is an exclusive reseller of Caterpillar equipment across 70% of the country of Brazil. It also provides after-sales service including maintenance and repair with the largest of these centers being based in Contagem/MG where its HQ employs some 300 people.
Bry-Air is known worldwide for its expertise as a "solutions" company for moisture and humidity control for general industry as well as reliable auxiliary equipment for plastics processing. Operating within a broad framework of "Environment and Energy", Bry-Air today is a multi-product, multi-location company with plant locations in India, Malaysia and affiliate plants in USA and Brazil.
Established just after the Second World War, Willerby, with a turnover in excess of £100m and employing 650 employees at its site in Hull, UK is the market leader in the construction of Holiday Homes. Using skilled craftsmen and traditional build methods and materials, the workforce, working in departmental Silos, have been driven by a culture of ‘the more the better’.
FMC Technologies, Inc., a spin off company from the machinery portion of the FMC Corporation, founded some 100 years ago making world class products, is a global leader in mission-critical technology solutions through its industry-leading businesses that include FMC Energy Systems, FMC FoodTech and FMC Airport Systems.
A Preactor 300 FCS tool has replaced the manual wall planning board at Demag Cranes & Components (Mannesmann) – the manufacturer of overhead travelling cranes, hoists and warehouse systems. The result has been increased production efficiencies due to greater visibility of future planning requirements.
B & S Oil Tools is an engineering company making high quality equipment for the on-shore and offshore oil industry. Their main customer, Petrobras, one of the top 10 oil companies in the world, demands high specification equipment that can withstand the highest pressures in highly corrosive environments.