Lisec aims to bring affordability to small and medium enterprises with its ‘base’ series production lines for flat glass processing that offer heavy-duty design and easy operation.
LISEC plans to launch a new product line for small and medium-sized businesses and growing industrial companies at the glasstec 2014, an international trade show for glass, products and machinery, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, this month (October 21 to 24).
The series, which is called ‘base’, includes lines and stand-alone machines for the emerging markets as well as flat-glass processing businesses in the high-growth markets.
Besides two production lines (an insulating glass line and a cutting line), the ‘base’ series also includes stand-alone systems such as break-out tables, washing machines, assembly presses, bending machines, and automatic butyl application machines – everything that is required to cut flat glass and process it into insulating glass, says a spokesman for the Austria-headquartered company which offers comprehensive solutions for the production and refinement of flat glass.
“Products in the ‘base’ gamma provide Lisec quality at an affordable price,” says Othmar Sailer, CEO of the Lisec Group. “Our goal is to grow with the customer and make our user know-how available to a larger market. The most critical aspect for us is that our customers are satisfied, and that includes all segments.”
Sailer adds that the machines in the ‘base’ series distinguish themselves through their heavy-duty design and easy operation. ‘base’ machines and lines are designed for easy installation. The customer may even complete the installation and start-up in-house himself or with the help of a third-party company.
The entire series keeps in line with the core concept of economy. Spare parts are low-cost and service and maintenance work can usually be completed in-house.
He continues: “We’re consciously introducing this product line under the Lisec brand, because if it has the Lisec label on it, a high price-performance ratio throughout the product’s lifecycle is guaranteed. These new ‘base’ products are no exception. In terms of quality and performance, we’re uncompromising; the additional claim ‘engineered by Lisec’ makes this point clear.”
The new machines have been developed in line with Lisec’s strategy to cater to various segments, as Sailer indicates. “Lisec is very successful in the high-end segment. We now want to offer our technology and experience in other segments,” he says.
Another important feature of the ‘base’ series is the fact that products and machines only feature basic functions in terms of automation, and cannot be upgraded. They possess their own performance features and the number of options available has been consciously limited.
In order to highlight this independence within the Lisec product range, the machines in the ‘base’ series all feature high-quality anthracite-coloured paint and their own logo.
A Lisec ‘base IG’ insulating glass line without options, freight and installation is available from a starting price of €130,000 ($168,395); a cutting line of type ‘base Cut’ including loader and break-out table costs around €120,000 ($155,441).
Christian Krenn, manager of sales at Lisec for this new product series with more than 20 years of experience in the glass industry, says: “The amortisation rate of these machines is very short, and depending on the situation we also offer attractive financing conditions. This will enable many growing companies to use the highest quality machines for the production of high-quality glass products from a very early stage, which will also enable them to achieve the maximum level of customer satisfaction.”
Headquartered in Hausmening/Amstetten, Austria, Lisec develops and manufactures glass cutting systems and sorting systems, individual components and complete production lines for insulation and laminated glass production as well as glass edge machining systems and pre-stressing plants.
It is a globally active group that has provided innovative individual and complete solutions in the field of flat glass production and finishing for more than 50 years. In 2013, the group generated a total turnover of around €200 million ($259 million) with around 1,600 employees and more than 30 sites, with an export quota of more than 90 per cent.