Cold Jet headquartered in the U.S. has expanded its European production of the company's dry ice cleaning and production systems.
Provider of environmental cleaning, surface preparation and parts finishing systems to manufacturing industries, Cold Jet, has now further expanded its European production of the company's dry ice cleaning and production systems in Poland and Denmark. In 2016, it acquired Denmark-based Icetech. Furthermore, the company has currently several technical information and training centres in Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Poland, which are for customer visits, demonstrations, sample test trials and training sessions for new and existing customers as well as partners.
According to Dietmar Juchmes, Senior Vice President Euraf (Europe and Africa), Cold Jet Europe, the company has been experiencing an annual growth rate of 14% over the last few years. Supported by regional country sales managers, the management team of Euraf comprise Krzysztof Golda, Sales Manager of Eastern Europe, responsible for the expansion of the Eastern European market, focussing mainly on Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia; Serhat Meneske, responsible for sales growth in Northern Germany and the Scandinavian market; and Christophe Coen, Commercial Manager Europe, responsible for United Kingdom, Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Africa.
“We are currently recruiting a number of people in all aspects of our business to support our rapid growth. Our target is to grow our number of European personnel to more than 85 by the end of the year,” Juchmes said.
Steven Landuyt leads Cold Jet's service organisation that has over 20 personnel, which offers a complete range of services, from training to taking care of visitors, right through to the delivery of spare parts, service and warranty packages.
The company anticipates that its investments will aid further expansion in the rapidly changing business environment and help maintain customer satisfaction as well as increase customer relations.
Along with the continuity of growth, the company says it is furthering its track record for innovation. April this year saw the introduction of the R1000H, a pellet-to-slice reformer solution. Reforming pellets into slices reduces dry ice consumption costs, which is a simplified and safer process compared to traditional block cutting that remains a manual process in many regions, the company explained.