Rollepaal, part of the Erasmus+ EU-program for education, training, youth and sport
On the 24th of May, Rollepaal welcomed representatives from the Vechtdal College (Dedemsvaart, the Netherlands) accompanying a group of teachers of different professions from POKE Vocational College (Jyväskylä, Finland) introducing Rollepaal as a technology leader in its industry.
The teachers’ visit to the Netherlands was supported by the Erasmus+ EU-program for education, training, youth, and sport. They have traveled to find out how The education system in the Netherlands and the technology sector work together to respond to the major changes and demands of industries. Mainly to discover how modern technology is applied in companies and to witness how the educational system contributes to the business community by training the young people, according to the demand of companies.
Gerben de Jonge, one of Rollepaal’s accountmanagers, started the tour with a short presentation. To make the tour practical, he demonstrated a couple of Rollepaal’s machines that were under construction. While explaining Rollepaal’s main values, he answered some interesting and unique questions.
Among the raised questions were:
- How can Rollepaal be competitive, producing these machines in Western Europe?
- Is it possible to use recycled materials, when using the extrusion technology of Rollepaal ?
Gerben answered the first question by mentioning 3 of Rollepaal’s key success indicators.
- High quality, best in class products
- Dedicated on site as well as remote service
- Intensive R&D in material and cost-saving solutions.
While to give a practical answer to the question: Is it possible to use recycled materials in the production of pipe? Gerben brought up as an example Rollepaal’s multi-layer technology, which allows pipe producers to produce pipes consisting of 3 layers, where the middle layer can be of 100% recycled material, making the production sustainable and cost-saving.
We are pleased, that we as a company had the opportunity to be a part of this teachers’ journey to the Netherlands and to be the destination of choice for the Vechtdal College.