One of Italy’s most important names in machine building is now represented in South Africa as part of a distributorship agreement with Elquip Solutions, which provides quality global electrical, automation, mechanical and capital equipment to local industry.
Faspar SpA, from its premises near Milan, Italy, began as press designer and manufacturer, and has been producing coil processing equipment and complete sheet metal working lines since 1977. Faspar is well known globally for its range of customised products, which includes slitting lines; levelling, straightening and ‘cut-to-length’ lines; surface finishing lines; feeding and pressing/punching lines; roll forming lines, and sandwich panel lines.
“Faspar has installed over 300 metal working lines for companies around the world – including Europe, Russia, Asia, and North and South America. We are very pleased to be able to introduce this globally renowned line of equipment to the South African market and believe our customers have a lot to gain from the quality and expertise that comes with the Faspar name,” says Mike Cronin, Managing Director of Elquip Solutions.
Producing its stock from an impressive 4,000m2 covered facility, Faspar is continually building on its 40 year experience in the field, expanding on its research and development capabilities to meet modern-day industrial needs.
“Faspar is well regarded around the world for a quality product as well as extremely reliable customer service,” says Cronin. “As one of our international principals, Faspar fits the Elquip Solutions profile perfectly – as a symbol of global engineering excellence and capability -resulting in a reliable finished product.”
Elquip Solutions is constantly seeking and identifying the most efficient and effective implementation for the technology required by its customers, and then tailoring those solutions to individual needs. The company has extensive knowledge and experience of the tube and pipe industry, and has built a reputation locally as specialists in the steel, coil processing and fabrication industries.
“Building strong ties with our suppliers and principals is a fundamental part of our capacity to provide tailored, value-added solutions to our customers,” maintains Cronin. “As one of our valued international partners, Faspar forms an important part of our strategic capacity to offer our customers state-of-the-art technology: which, in turn, offers them excellent return- on- investment (ROI).”
Faspar’s sheet metal lines are custom-designed and produced to serve a range of industries, including automotive, white goods and construction. The company supplies the service centres of international groups ThyssenKrupp Group, Sassoli Group, Sandvik, Metecno Group and Ugine & Alz (Arcelor Group), among others.
Faspar steel working lines offer versatility in materials capability, processing mild/carbon steel, galvanised steel, pre-painted steel, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium and copper.
“As a UNI EN ISO 9001/2000 certified company, Faspar assures users of the level of quality and reliability which is so necessary in an efficient manufacturing or surface line facility. It is a global name that we are proud to represent and distribute here in South Africa,” Cronin concludes.