News - KRANENDONK and ESAB formalize 30 years of cooperation

By
Sander Voerman
– Updated
Dec 24, 2015

KRANENDONK Smart Robotics has signed an integrator agreement with ESAB, the global supplier of welding and cutting equipment. The partnership marks another milestone in a business relationship that extends over 30 years. Building on this strong foundation, the companies expect to work more closely together on a global scale. The end user will benefit from world-class support, expert welding advice and quick availability of spare parts.

KRANENDONK Esab welding line

ESAB welding and cutting equipment is used in most of KRANENDONK's robot solutions. 'The process equipment, whether it is for welding or cutting, is a critical part in any robot line we build', explains Jan Kranendonk, marketing manager. 'If the process equipment fails the entire production will shut down'. Closer cooperation between the two companies guarantees the end user of quick and qualified assistance, also performed as scheduled inspections keeping unplanned downtime to a minimum.

KRANENDONK appointed as 'Aristo' level integrator

The 'Aristo' integrator level is the highest partnership level within ESAB. With this, ESAB and KRANENDONK show their commitment to intensify their cooperation in heavy steel markets globally, such as shipbuilding and structural steel. Training programs for engineers are part of the 'Aristo' partnership program, as well as demonstration facilities at KRANENDONK's head office in Holland. 

KRANENDONK ESAB cooperation

From left to right: Erik de Man (country manager ESAB), Arie Kranendonk (president), Jörg Maas (integrator key account manager ESAB), Jan Kranendonk (marketing manager)

For more information about this cooperation please contact Jan Kranendonk at j.kranendonk@kranendonk.com.

About KRANENDONK

KRANENDONK is the robot technology centre for non-repetitive production. We take responsibility for engineering, commissioning and maintanance of high-end robot solutions. All our hardware and software is developed in-house, meaning our systems are seamlessly integrated into your production facility. www.kranendonk.com

About ESAB

ESAB is a world leader in the production of welding and cutting equipment and consumables. Our innovative, world-renowned equipment and solutions are developed with input from our customers and built with the expertise and heritage of a global manufacturing leader. www.esab.com