The RGC Group of Companies, the mother company of the industry leader and foam brand Uratex, recently acquired and started operating the first in the country, biggest, most efficient, and top of its class foaming machine from the German company Hennecke GmbhH. Hennecke GmbhH is known as a global market leader in the field of slabstock machinery and equipment with seven decades of experience in designing and manufacturing polyurethane processing machinery, innovative systems, and improved technology. With their unmatched expertise in the field, the biggest foam manufacturer in the Philippines led by the RGC Group of Companies President and CEO Mrs. Natividad Y. Cheng purchased the Quadrofoamat (QFM) trusting the machine’s optimized technologies with modular design to comply with the customer’s production requirement. With 50 years of expertise in the industry, the RGC Group of Companies’ Executive Vice President for Furniture and Bedding Mr. William C. Lee said, “It took us 6 months to fully install the whole QFM system and facility. The past year is very challenging to all of us but we are more inspired to complete this facility and begin its operation as we welcome a new year. This is a milestone for the RGC Group of Companies celebrating its 53rd year. This is our achievement, the whole company with the help of our employees, business partners, and customers.” High industrial output capacity According to Hennecke, the QFM can continuously operate flawlessly even during change of formulation or adjustment in production by using “hydraulically and pneumatically controlled multifunctional injectors.” Also, this machinery’s strength reduces production downtime showcasing its efficiency and competence. “With the recent acquisition of the top in the industry machinery QFM, Uratex has now limitless opportunity to innovate and provide the best quality products even in larger quantities,” Lee said. Lee emphasized, “The QFM can produce approximately 30 long blocks with 60 meter length equivalent to 12, 930 queen sized foam mattresses in 6.5 hours of operation.” This large-scale production is made possible with the QFM’s 2,500 mm width and maximum height to 1,500 mm heavy-duty capacity.
Before the arrival of the QFM, Lee mentioned that the foam blocks are being cured and placed horizontally on the floor which is very space consuming. With the QFM’s Racking System, they were able to cure up to 45 foam blocks with 60 meter length simultaneously. Assured high-quality slabstock foams, free from pinholes Hennecke dubbed QFM as the “Queen of all Foaming Machines” with its distinguished reputation on producing high-quality slabstock foams made from the very precise mixing and formulation. Its elegance creates “perfect foam quality that is almost free from pinholes” assuring each customer to receive the best sleeping essentials from the prime mattress manufacturer in the Philippines. Ability to produce automotive and specialty foams As the RGC Group of Companies strengthen its production of other related products such as specialty and automotive foams through its member companies Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corporation (Roberts AIPMC), Uratex Automotive Seating, and INOAC Philippines Corporation (IPC), the QFM makes it possible to produce sophisticated and specialty foams required in the automotive industry such as Ester foams. Achieving business sustainability by efficient use of raw materials The QFM has a flat top system which prevents formation of dome or extra top crust in foam block making it a perfect square. This will help the business maximize its raw materials, reduce losses, and avoid waste. Lee highlighted this special capacity of QFM that the best investment of the company is not the machine itself but the benefits it offers to help the company grow its business and assist in building a more sustainable company with high regards in saving and protecting the environment.
Pinoy pride, 100% Filipino owned business The RGC Group of Companies is a Filipino owned company playing in different industries such as furniture, packaging, automotive, and export. To Lee, the company aggressively seized every business opportunity and viable investment to support its employees and also to be of help to the country in growing its economy. Also, it is part of the companies’ strategic plan to continuously drive excellence and build world-class business through bringing improved machinery and technological advancements in the Visayas region by 2022.
“Because we want to be globally competitive, we do it “The RGC Group Way” with efficiency through technological advancements as one of our tools to draw business success. We believe that only the efficient can survive and Uratex will,” Lee ended.