We welcome Dragan Urosevic to Axelent AB. Dragan is our new sales rep for machine guards and will cover the Mälaren Valley northwards. We would also like to present a well-known face at Axelent, but now in a new role. Andreas Gotmark has been Sales Manager at Axelent AB since September. We wish Dragan and Andreas all the best in their new positions.
Axelent AB is platina partner of ice hockey team, HV71, both women’s and the men’s teams. What drives the players and coaches? Do you never tire of ice hockey? Can professional ice hockey players take paternity leave? Can women ice hockey players live off the game? Axelent asked the questions and got the answers.
Jenni Asserholt was voted Sportswoman of the Year in 2014, Most Valuable Player of the Year during the Swedish championship playoffs, and Hockey Girl of the Year. She has played in ten World Championships (3rd place 2005, 2007) and three Olympic Games (silver medal 2006). She has also won two Swedish championships and last captained the national side in 2015. How would she describe her life as an ice hockey player?
During October, Axelent GmbH exhibited at two world-class German trade fairs. Motek is the world's leading production and automation fair, and EuroBLECH, the international sheet metal working technology exhibition attracts 1,550 exhibitors from 40 countries and around 60,000 visitors from all over the world.
Axelent Ltd has moved to larger premises in order to provide a better customer service. The new premises is located in west Swindon, and has approximately 8,000 square meters of office and warehouse space. Axelent Ltd will soon begin stocking up the warehouse to enable quicker delivery times across the U.K.
By 2050 the world’s population is forecast to reach ten billion. At the same time, climate change is an increasing threat to global food production. Buried deep in the Arctic permafrost lies the ultimate insurance policy for the world’s food supply. The Doomsday Seed Vault is the world's safest seed bank, built to withstand natural disasters and nuclear warfare.
Sweden’s largest island, Gotland, offers an unrivalled mix of natural beauty, historical monuments and big city pulse. Half an hour from the medieval town of Visby lies Slite Strandby, a holiday resort with cabins and hotels a stone's throw from the beach and sea. With the help of Elkedjans member company, Slite El, parts of Slite Strandby are now just as inviting when darkness falls.
We deliver just as much safety as we do mesh walls within the machine guard, warehouse and storeroom wall segments. This edition of X-News is living proof of that. We have taken a firm grip on safety in the global market and Axelent Safety together with Axelent ProfiServices play a vital part in maintaining our market leading position.
At Axelent we know what production standstill can cost and we are aware of the consequences of poor safety in production. We also know that the regulations surrounding machine safety can be complicated to find your way around. We therefore offer all our customers a safety package. A holistic approach with the tested and approved machine guarding forming the core combined with our know-how and service to provide you with an effective and rapidly delivered machine safety solution. At Axelent we seek to become your safety partner, no matter where in the world you are.
Funabashi City is located about 25 minutes from Tokyo and is a city with historical origins dating back from the 700-century AD. In addition to the earthquake secured warehouse for Axelent, Funabashi City offers two racecourses. The city is also a sister city of Odense in Denmark and therefore you can find H. C. Andersen Park - Japan's third most visited theme park.
The history of plastic is older than many of us imagine. As far back as 1530, German alchemist B. Schobinger succeeded in making a type of plastic from cheese! The first plastic material that could be put to any practical use was made in England in the early 1860s, but it was not until a few years later that American J.W. Hyatt further developed the process with a material he called celluloid. Bakelite saw the light of day in the early 20th century and the plastics industry began to take shape during the 1920s. Plastic was here to stay.
Pallets are transported on powered rollers and accumulate automatically without touching, ensuring loads are not damaged and no shunting can occur. Being powered, the system is safer than a gravity system and generally requires less space. The accumulation technology is mechanical with simple, reliable controls.
Deep in the rock under Norsborg in southern in Stockholm, a tube train depot is slowly taking shape. The new garage will comprise of three tunnel sidings blasted in the rock. The trains gain access via a 320-metre long concrete tunnel with a workshop above. The scheme goes by the name of Norsborg Depot and is a joint project between NCC and Greater Stockholm Public Transport (SL). Axelent’s task has been to secure the area around the trains’ lifting devices.
We humans researched into electricity as far back as 2,000 years ago. The first practical use of electricity came in 1837 when Samuel Morse invented the telegraph. In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell launched the telephone and two years later Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. Electrical inroads have come thick and fast since then, making us more or less dependent on electrical power.
The internet is just a passing fad, said a well-known Swedish politician in 1996. At Axelent we thought the opposite and decided to jump on the digital bandwagon almost immediately. It proved to be a big hit and played a large part in our success story. The fact is we wouldn’t be where we are today if we hadn’t seen the competitive advantage afforded by information technology.
Carl Becquet, CEO, founded Axelent Belgium in 2003, since when, thanks to a dedicated workforce and an excellent product portfolio, we have become market leader in Belgium within mesh walls. Axelent Belgium, with subsidiary Axelent Netherlands, has been wholly owned by Axelent AB since September 2015, and since November 2015 we have had a strong platform for the entire Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) with a new sales organisation in the Netherlands.
Vegetables can unite people. Discovering that the Bonduelle Group had operated in the French region of Aquitaine since 1978 was reason enough to start a joint venture under the name of Soléal. A historical association with the aim of maintaining, developing and strengthening the vegetable industry in South West France to better withstand international competition. BMI Axelent was given the task of providing machine safety.
It is hard to believe today, but in the 1960s a third of all Swedish homes had no bathroom. In the tiny village of Dalstorp in Västergötland province, bathroom company Svedbergs set the wheels in motion for a radical change in bathroom design when they came up with a wall cabinet with a mirror door, something nobody had thought of before. Over the years they have produced a continuous range of bathroom cabinets in both metal and wood and are now the leading supplier of bathroom products in the Nordics.
Quality is almost to be considered as a hygiene factor nowadays. Something we take for granted. Axelent’s challenge lies in living up to our core values (speed, service, safety and smart solutions) while maintaining our quality pledge. We pursue this challenge every day and we have created a special quality team with the task of turning deviations into success factors.
Imagine a clothes hanger draped in cloth that stops the garments from falling off. And imagine it as a beautiful piece of furniture as well. Annika Jonasson did just that. Already being engaged in a number of charity schemes in the slum district of Bangkok, she had a brilliant idea. Why not give the penniless women and people with special needs the opportunity to produce these hangers for a fair wage in an environment that inspires hope and confidence?
Axelent Wire Tray AB develops, manufactures and markets a cable management system based on wire trays with fittings, brackets and accessories under the X-Tray® brand. A new strategy has been drawn up to increase the number of market shares with new tools being designed with this in mind. New website (swedish), new company and product presentation and a new video were launched during October 2015.
These days Axelent Engineering also offers solutions for those parts of the production flows that do not necessarily need to be, or can be, automated. With the help of visual inspections, interviews, analyses of available data and, in some cases, time studies, recommendations can be compiled for making the area in question more efficient and productive.