Established in 1988, Lacoviana is a company focused on aluminium surface finishing.
Its factory in Viana do Castelo (Portugal) covers an area of approximately 12.000 m2, 4.000 m2 of which are reserved for a SAT Cube Plus Vertical Powder Coating Compact Line coating plant installed at the end of 2017.
The production of the Portuguese company is mainly intended for the architecture sector, and they have worked hard to diversify the production and to cover an always more international market.
The exponential growth of the company was possible thanks to the investments in new technologies Lacoviana has made in the latest year. The choice to opt for a Cube Vertical Powder Coating Compact line for the production unit in Viana do Castelo follows this viewpoint.
The new Cube Line is fully operational from January 2018.
Lacoviana has decided for a compact Cube Vertical Line but with some special features, like the pre-treatment including an alkaline, degreasing and an acid attack with chrome-free conversion. For this particular project SAT designed a tunnel that uses the most proper material for this kind of chemicals: stainless steel for the alkaline process and plastic for the acid and conversion process.
The line foresees one Vertical Powder booth equipped with a Gema Opticenter OC02 with 18 automatic guns for a very quick colour change.
Cube represents a very solid alternative to traditional horizontal lines because it allows to produce a very high quantity of aluminium profiles, to coat them with a very high quality, to have a very flexible and fast colour change powder booth. And this all in a very small area.
An interesting aspect of Lacoviana is the great attention paid to the quality certifications in aluminium surface treatment of its production (Qualicoat, Qualideco and Qualanod).
The fundamental importance of the Cube line in Lacoviana, coupled with the satisfaction of Mr. Luís Cambão (Lacoviana CEO) and Mr. Diogo Barreto (Production Manager), encouraged us to start new project: a collection of SAT Case Histories, in order to give voice to our customers. The video in Lacoviana represents the first step... but we are already working for the next one.