Our aftermarket products and services (APS) group combines Hatch’s equipment as well as equipment brought over from Küttner, as part of a union that positions us as Europe's leading provider of sustainable industrial processes, novel green technologies, and life cycle battery solutions. The APS group assists clients by offering a range of enhanced technical and life cycle services that bring value to existing plants by reducing operating expenditure. The group also provides full consulting services to help guide capital expenditures and drive future growth for clients. 

We supply proprietary Hatch equipment, such as furnace parts, sleeve seals, waffle coolers, cooling blocks, taphole cooling blocks, among others.

With service lives of plants often spanning several decades, finding the right spare parts can become challenging. With our extensive database and well-maintained archives, we can supply spare parts even after many years of operation. This also applies to equipment of companies that we have incorporated into our company over the course of time, including:

 

  • Küttner GmbH & Co KG 
  • Küttner Schwingtechnik 
  • GHW Gesellschaft für Hüttenwerksanlagen mbH 
  • TDCo GmbH
  • Küttner Centrifugal Casting

Life cycle services:

  • Original spare-parts
  • Installation
  • Commissioning, ramp-up, testing
  • Training
  • Inspections
  • Equipment overhauls

Enhanced technical services:

  • Retrofitting
  • Modernization
  • Capacity upgrades
  • Optimized energy use
  • Prefabricated and precast solutions

Capabilities

Spare parts

We supply you with the spare parts you need, fast and uncomplicated. Our specialists provide you with personal support to ensure a trouble-free process and on-time delivery. 

  • We assure fast availability of spare parts. 
  • All spare parts and components are OEM quality and state of the art. 
  • We support you in the supply chain management of spare parts. 
  • We can identify the criticality of spare parts to help reduce storage costs while maintaining production reliability and safety. 
  • Whether these are standard parts or plant-specific production parts: our service covers all competencies. 

Consultancy

Our process engineers, along with our commissioning and control system specialists, are available to provide advice to customers either on site or via remote diagnosis.

We analyze your production process with respect to:

  • Production capacities 
  • Plant availability
  • Maintenance expenses
  • Planned downtimes

Our goal is to achieve:

  • Better plant availability 
  • Reduction of unplanned downtimes
  • Maintenance expenses
  • Minimization of maintenance expenses

 

Maintenance and repair 

Our experts are available for maintenance work on mechanical and electrical elements, material handling systems, heating/cooling systems, controllers, and automation devices.

The inventory analysis and improvement of warehousing optimize your purchase with respect to quality and price.

The analysis includes the following: 

  • Compilation and identification of inventory.
  • Assessment and condition of spare parts.
  • Recommendation for warehousing with respect to quantity, critical spare parts, delivery time, etc. 

These measures will reduce your tied-up capital and increase plant availability.

 

Retrofits and modernization

Our specialized service solutions allow customers to operate at the highest possible productivity and efficiency levels with an ongoing focus on safety and sustainable development.

Our site supervisors monitor the construction progress from the initial measuring of the foundations and erection of the transformers to the final acceptance.

For assembly, we use certified specialists who have proven experience in the respective region and application.

For the management of our construction sites, we have SCC certificates and our own qualified personnel.

 

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