Coldwater strengthens global ceramics capabilities with TKF agreement
Doug Wall, VP sales & marketing announced that Atlanta, GA-based Coldwater Group, Inc., appointed Technische Keramik Frömgen GmbH (TKF) of Korschenbroich (Glehn), Germany as an authorized repair and grinding facility in Europe for Coldwater’s Wilbanks Ceramics drainage elements.
Coldwater acquired Wilbanks Ceramics in late 2017 and this is one more step to support Coldwater’s global leadership in supplying and servicing Wilbanks Ceramics’ high-performance drainage elements. Coldwater now designs, manufactures, assembles, grinds and repairs these precision ceramic drainage elements in Atlanta.
Through sales to all major paper machinery OEMs, the agreement with TKF gives Coldwater the ability to provide its large installed base of European customers with the same high quality and responsive service for on-going blade inspections and regrinding as well as the ability to replace any drainage elements as needed. Replacement blades/elements will be provided through Coldwater’s North American plant and installed by TKF.
TKF has a long and highly respected history in the ceramics business. The German facility has grinding capabilities for drainage elements up to 13 metres using the same precision grinding equipment with which all new Wilbanks Ceramics are manufactured. TKF employs some of the industry’s most experienced drainage elements personnel.
Coldwater also has manufacturing facilities in Appleton, WI, and Karlstad, Sweden, and sales offices in Spain and Thailand.