Deceuninck streamlines Belgian extrusion operations

16-Apr-09
Deceuninck, a Belgium-based leading manufacturer and designer of PVC systems, has announced to concentrate all extrusion operations in Belgium at its site in Hooglede-Gits by third quarter of this year. Accordingly, the extrusion of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) gaskets for window systems by its subsidiary, Detajoint in Dottignies will be relocated to Gits site. The intended relocation of operations from a 20-employee strong Dottignies site to Hooglede-Gits was announced at an extraordinary meeting of the works council in Gits. As part of the "local for local" strategy - in which a variety of operational processes are moved nearer to the end market - production of gaskets has been transferred to a number of Deceuninck's profile extrusion plants in Europe and Turkey. "The integration of the extrusion of TPE gaskets at our major site is a logical, next step in streamlining our operational infrastructure. The production of gaskets in Gits, where they are combined with window profiles, will increase our efficiency in both operations and logistics," says Tom Debusschere, CEO of Deceuninck. The company is set shortly discuss possibility of employing the Detajoint's staff in Gits.
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