BDC Welcomes Customers To Akron And Skandia

Visit to Akron and Skandia

BDC Systems’ Managing Director Andrew Head and other members of the company accompanied a
party of UK customers to the Akron and Skandia factories in Sweden during October 2013.

BDC Systems’ Managing Director Andrew Head and other members of the company accompanied a
party of UK customers to the Akron and Skandia factories in Sweden during October 2013. The visit was arranged to show customers the manufacturing facilities and the latest product innovations from these two companies that are represented in the UK by BDC Systems.

A visit to the Akron factory, where the market leading Svegma brand of grain driers are manufactured, was first on the agenda. It included presentations on Akron’s company history and the Svegma range. A tour of the Akron production facilities, fan testing wind tunnel and the impressive warehouse facilities was also included.

After an evening’s entertainment, the following day was spend at Skandia where, after a corporate presentation, the group was shown around the company’s modern production facilities which have seen a £10m investment over the last 10 years. This has included the addition of robotic folding presses, automatic punching machines with 350 storage compartments for raw and finished products. The tour concluded with a look at the three ranges of equipment on show in the Skandia showroom/ training facility.

Two customer site visits were also made. The first was to a large grain co-operative handling over 100,000 tonnes of product per year and where Skandia has installed 150tph conveying equipment. The second visit was to a 2000 tonne farm installation using Skandia 60tph handling equipment.

Commenting on the visit, delegate Peter Lee from Mark Weatherhead Ltd said:” The production facilities of both companies were very well organised. We have been dealing with Svegma machinery since the early eighties and together with BDC Systems, they have always been very good at looking after their customers. Skandia is a company that I had last visited some 20 years ago and the way the manufacturing facilities have been developed is extremely impressive. At Mark Weatherhead in Royston we specialise in grain handling and storage, so the visit and the opportunity to see the latest developments from both companies was very worthwhile.”

Long standing BDC Systems’ customer Roger Fairs of Tey Farm Systems, was impressed by the investment and development of facilities that has been undertaken by Skandia since his last visit some eight years ago. “It was also clear that BDC Systems has strong links with both Skandia and Akron. As a UK customer, this is very positive. All in all it was a very well organised trip and also presented a good opportunity to meet other delegates from the same industry as us.”

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