THE REVOLUTIONARY ONE-SHOT® PROCESS INCLUDED AMONG THE REPORTS ON HIGH PERFORMANCES, DURING SMART PLASTICS 2018:
HERE IS HOW TECHNOPOLYMERS ARE USED ON APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS
SAPA has been involved in a new initiative.
An event exhibiting examples of the Italian excellence in the field of high-performance polymeric materials. I can say with great satisfaction that SAPA was invited to present the new (and I guarantee: revolutionary!) One-Shot® process in the high-performance section.
Our R&D engineer Alfonso Molaro, gave a speech on this unique and innovative methodology, explaining how and why SAPA specialised in the production of high numbers of components, and the results achieved.
Over the last few years, SAPA’s work focussed on optimising the procedures for components making, achieving a production of 43 million car components per year. Even if this appears to be a significant number (which it is), I can honestly say that there was an issue: we realised our company was not different from other components makers.
The market thought of us like one out of many. Surely, an excellent business, but like many others. There was another issue as well: the directives on environment protection and vehicles weight were getting stricter and stricter.
As you probably know already, the more a car weighs, the more it pollutes.
Discussing with the engineers, we came to a decision: we had to invest heavily in research to find a way to distinguish ourselves from our competitors, offering a unique service that could meet environmental regulations.
That is how the Innovation in Engineering team, of which Alfonso Molaro is part, was born. A group of engineers committed to research and innovation.
Our engineers of innovation are genuine trackers: they work to implement new technologies developed worldwide, within our processes, and – especially – to create new ones. It is a unique team that requires a considerable effort in faith on the company’s part: immediate results cannot be guaranteed; sometimes it takes a long time to see any.
The One Shot methodology came about thanks to this team, and it has been used as an example of excellence at Smart Plastics 2018.
Alfonso prepared an exclusive presentation for this event, explaining the technical difference between making components with conventional methodology and the one adopted by SAPA.
CONVENTIONAL METHODOLOGY VS ONE SHOT® METHODOLOGY
at Smart Plastics 2018
Here are two products used by Alfonso, during his speech, as an example. These products are already in use by brands of the calibre of FCA and Volkswagen.
What is the REAL difference between the products made with conventional methodology, and One Shot®?
This was the focal point of Alfonso’s speech. Albeit the presentation was intended exclusively for the Smart Plastics 2018 event, we decided to allow you to read it for free as well.
In the presentation, you will find:
–> Pictures of all products made using the One Shot® method
–> A comparison between conventional methodology and One Shot® method
–> The One Shot® production cycle: what makes simple components Superior Auto Parts Always
In addition, at the end of the article, you will find the photo gallery of Alfonso Molaro’s speech at Smart Plastics.
Chief Sales Strategist and Board Member of SAPA
If you wish to read the Smart Plastics 2018 presentation by Alfonso Molaro, write to CUSTOMERCARE@SAPAGROUP.IT