Good is not good enough

Oknoplast in Poland has chosen Lisec machines and software to help it achieve its goal of high throughput and top quality.

Oknoplast has three production sites: 1,200 employees work at the main site near Cracow, Poland; another 100 employees produce aluminum windows also in the Cracow area (AluHouse); and at a third site in Lodz, another 200 employees take care of the production of PVCU windows.

Until 2012 Oknoplast bought IG units from a major Polish supplier. In 2012 it decided to produce its own IG units to increase their own added value and to be more independent.

Four Lisec cutting lines and three IG production lines generate 3,500 IG units per day.

Oknoplast processes 70 different types of glass, allowing them to offer 6,000 different types of IG units.

“We see Lisec as a true technology partner we can rely on,” Andrzej said. “The introduction of Lisec software packages was very challenging – thanks to their size and their own experience in glass processing, though, Lisec is able to develop tailor made solutions and offer the customer what he really needs.”

The largest market for Oknoplast is the domestic one, and more than half of the products are exported to Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Italy and Slovakia.

Andrzej Gołembiecki, production manager, said: “Oknoplast is a premium brand. We buy the best glass, have the best processing machines and employ the best people on the market.

Company founder Adam Placek said: “I care about quality and appearance and not about just quickly shipping products out of the warehouse. I am demanding. I strive for perfection at every step.”