Bevent Rasch involved in building Uppsala’s new super arena (Photograph from Hydria News)

In 2020, the new Studenternas IP Arena will be inaugurated. The project has been called Uppsala’s ‘super arena’, and it is estimated that it will cost roughly 488 million SEK.

Bevent Rasch has been selected to deliver VAV devices, fire dampers and cowls to the facility.

– It is a great honour to be able to deliver products to the renewal of the venerable Studenternas IP arena in Uppsala, Thomas Gallén, Sales Manager in Stockholm, says.

Construction began in Autumn 2017 and, in addition to a new football arena with seating for 10,000 spectators, there will also be a café, a restaurant, a gym, shops, and offices. The client for this project is Adero/Vent Tech, and HVAC consulting is being provided by ÅF Consult.

One step closer to Industry 4.0

In November, we began installing an automatic bending machine from Prima Power – the first part of Bevent Rasch’s largest ever machine investment. Production recently commenced using the new machine, after months of planning, moving, and reinforcement of the floor.

In Spring 2019, Rasch ordered a punching machine, an automatic bending machine, and an automated material handling system from Prima Power. These will be used in the manufacturing facility in Motala, Sweden, and are an investment of 30 million SEK that will double the total punching capacity and significantly improve our ability to produce bent components.

– This new equipment means development in many important areas that are connected to our vision of computerisation, environmental improvements, capacity increases, and future expansions, Anders Wolving, production site manager at Rasch, says.

The automatic bending machine was delivered in November with the help of four lorries.

– We had to drive a mobile crane all the way to Motala from Linköping – the core part of the machine weighs 27 tons! We have reinforced the floor and recast it to handle the increased weight. We have also had personnel from Italy working with the installation for several weeks, as the first part came from Italy.

The staff have received training in how to use the new machine and the Power Processing software, a control and optimisation package that Anders describes as “revolutionary”. Martin Hjalmarsson, who is a computerisation project manager at the Hydria Group, has been involved in the preparations and process of integrating the new software and existing business system, Garp.

– We have worked in stages and examined which demands suppliers have in order to determine the types of data we need to transfer, and are now in the process of forming a bridge between Garp and Power Processing. This way, we will minimise paper and machine handling and achieve better traceability by supporting our operations and production processes. These are merely the short-term advantages; if we look at the long term, we have a great tool for automating our workflow further through parametrisation, for example. Not all companies have come so far as to be able to match our working methods!

Recently, work began on further reinforcing the floor where the automated material handling system, a so-called ‘Night Train’, will be placed, and installation will continue until Week 26 of 2020, when the entirety of the new machine park will become operational.

– Our greatest challenge is maintaining full-speed production at the same time as our preparations and installation take place. We have put much time into production planning and detailed time plans so as to avoid any interruptions to deliveries to our clients, and so far have been very successful!

New investment of land and machinery park

Higher demand for our products continues to grow and now, in addition to purchasing 20,000 square meters of space in Norrsten, Motala, we have also expanded and invested in the machinery park with a new punch and cut machine. We are very excited to see what this will lead to …

Bevent Rasch starts with a new partner in Norway!

We are very happy and pleased to announce a new partner in Norway with Air Product Norge A/S .

APN is located in Lierstranda(Drammen) outside Oslo and is a well-known company on the Norwegian HVAC market.

Already today they are working with other strong brands like Rosenberg ventilation and Salda (air handling units).

We have very much of the same thinking and living our core values technology, quality and support.

Bevent Rasch recruits export sales manager

Tobias Hendén has been recruited as export manager at Bevent Rasch. He has worked in international business for many years.

Bevent Rasch intends to develop their export strategies with focus on international growth.

– We will primarily attend to the relationships we already have in Scandinavia, and then look at larger areas. My vision is to highlight the company, develop the concept and see how we may go into new countries, says Tobias and continues:

– Bevent Rasch is a vigorous company with a good mindset. Anyone can have a good product, but it is important to have the right support and technology as well, which is also the motto of the company.

A new series of duct silencers

Bevent Rasch has a long tradition of manufacturing duct silencers. The products have over the years developed and improved, and today we have modern production facilities in Motala and Jönköping.

Our portfolio is broad and includes both circular and rectangular silencers. In order to reduce pressure drop, we have chosen to have drawn connection as standard on our rectangular silencers.

You can find all of our products in MagiCAD database.