PR: Efficient equipment is one way that we overcame the financial crisis.

Brno, 14 September 2015
 
Efficient equipment is one way that we overcame the financial crisis.
 
“We have brought new and innovative equipment with us to every trade fair so far. But this time we’ve taken a slightly different route. We wanted to show that even with our standard equipment, customers get a little something more. Something that makes their work easier. For this furnace, it’s a cylinder line that significantly reduces the demands of loading charges,” explains LAC director Zdeněk Vysloužil.
 
At last year’s International Engineering Trade Fair, LAC successfully profited from several business deals that took place during the fair week. Meanwhile, LAC expects just a little bit more from this year’s fair, primarily because—in the opinion of its executive director Jiří Crhák—the financial crisis is now fading. “One manifestation of this is the willingness of Czech engineering (and other) firms to invest in new, more powerful, and more efficient facilities,” states Crhák.
 
In Crhák’s opinion, LAC has managed to weather the financial crisis without layoffs in part because of its focus on efficient equipment. “Savings is a word that makes everyone listen. Every crown saved, especially during the financial crisis, has been valuable. We managed to react to this efficiency trend in time, and we’ve begun manufacturing electrical melting and holding furnaces that, thanks to their insulation with low heat absorption, bring customers energy savings of up to 30%,” states LAC foundry-industry expert Radan Potácel. LAC’s gas-fired smelting and holding furnaces with a recuperation system that utilizes residual heat efficiently also promise a 30% savings.
 
Brno’s engineering trade fair is unimaginable today without LAC. The company has not missed a single year. This is one reason why Vysloužil is considering how the face of this fair might change when the City of Brno takes it under its wings. “In all the years so far, exhibiting at IETF has been pure joy. The organizers have always helped us gladly with installing equipment and anything else that’s been needed. Our customers as well have always praised the IETF organizers. I’m thus curious if the planned change in the fair’s ownership will affect us, the exhibitors, in some way. Will the fees for exhibition sites change? Will the ticket prices change? Will IETF remain as well-organized? For all of this, time will tell,” Crhák concludes.
 
LAC, s.r.o. is a purely Czech firm that has grown its way from a 10x10 m garage up to manufacturing, storage, and administrative spaces with a total area of 25,000 m2. It develops and manufactures refractory castable shapes and industrial furnaces and dryers. It has over 50 lines of standard furnaces and dryers in its assortment, and it develops 8 custom projects per month. Since its founding in 1992, it has manufactured over 12,000 furnaces, which glow in over 35 countries worldwide. And to give you an idea of their growth—in 2000 they had 114 employees and a turnover of 85 million crowns, while today they have 240 employees and a turnover rising towards 324 million. Brno, 14 September 2015
 
Efficient equipment is one way that we overcame the financial crisis.
 
“We have brought new and innovative equipment with us to every trade fair so far. But this time we’ve taken a slightly different route. We wanted to show that even with our standard equipment, customers get a little something more. Something that makes their work easier. For this furnace, it’s a cylinder line that significantly reduces the demands of loading charges,” explains LAC director Zdeněk Vysloužil.
 
At last year’s International Engineering Trade Fair, LAC successfully profited from several business deals that took place during the fair week. Meanwhile, LAC expects just a little bit more from this year’s fair, primarily because—in the opinion of its executive director Jiří Crhák—the financial crisis is now fading. “One manifestation of this is the willingness of Czech engineering (and other) firms to invest in new, more powerful, and more efficient facilities,” states Crhák.
 
In Crhák’s opinion, LAC has managed to weather the financial crisis without layoffs in part because of its focus on efficient equipment. “Savings is a word that makes everyone listen. Every crown saved, especially during the financial crisis, has been valuable. We managed to react to this efficiency trend in time, and we’ve begun manufacturing electrical melting and holding furnaces that, thanks to their insulation with low heat absorption, bring customers energy savings of up to 30%,” states LAC foundry-industry expert Radan Potácel. LAC’s gas-fired smelting and holding furnaces with a recuperation system that utilizes residual heat efficiently also promise a 30% savings.
 
Brno’s engineering trade fair is unimaginable today without LAC. The company has not missed a single year. This is one reason why Vysloužil is considering how the face of this fair might change when the City of Brno takes it under its wings. “In all the years so far, exhibiting at IETF has been pure joy. The organizers have always helped us gladly with installing equipment and anything else that’s been needed. Our customers as well have always praised the IETF organizers. I’m thus curious if the planned change in the fair’s ownership will affect us, the exhibitors, in some way. Will the fees for exhibition sites change? Will the ticket prices change? Will IETF remain as well-organized? For all of this, time will tell,” Crhák concludes.
 
LAC, s.r.o. is a purely Czech firm that has grown its way from a 10x10 m garage up to manufacturing, storage, and administrative spaces with a total area of 25,000 m2. It develops and manufactures refractory castable shapes and industrial furnaces and dryers. It has over 50 lines of standard furnaces and dryers in its assortment, and it develops 8 custom projects per month. Since its founding in 1992, it has manufactured over 12,000 furnaces, which glow in over 35 countries worldwide. And to give you an idea of their growth—in 2000 they had 114 employees and a turnover of 85 million crowns, while today they have 240 employees and a turnover rising towards 324 million.
 

LAC Marketing Department Director
Pavel Herůfek
+420 777 566 353
herufek@lac.cz

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