voestalpine Meincol has developed profiles for the construction industry together with customer Siscobras.
Working closely with its customer Siscobras Sistemas Construtivos do Brasil S/A, voestalpine Meincol S.A. has developed profiles for use in construction. A complex project, but one that has resulted in a strong partnership with the customer.
Customized profile solutions
voestalpine Meincol has been producing customized profile solutions for its Brazilian customer Siscobras since last year. Siscobras is specialized in building prefabricated construction elements. Over the past year the customer has increasingly shifted its attention to modular constructions using metal profiles, originally made from concrete, and typically for public tenders. The South American construction company now includes schools, health centers, community centers, commercial premises, and a variety of special projects in its portfolio. Compared to concrete, the steel modules offer a series of advantages:
- lower weight per unit
- quick and simple assembly, and
- the ability to combine so-called monoblocks to create larger units.
Siscobras’ prefabricated modules are built from six different, customized voestalpine Meincol profiles. These container-type modules can then be combined to form larger construction units. A modular construction system, suiting for building everything from a complex cross-section through to an entire floor plan.
Developing profiles for this type of use was a new step for the Brazilian profile and tube manufacturer. And it has been worthwhile, with extremely positive customer feedback on the quality of this complete solution. As a result of this response, voestalpine Meincol is already considering the possibility of producing longer length profiles for modules with larger areas, needed to build classrooms, for example.
However, the major value of this complex project primarily lies in the strong customer relationship which has been forged as a result of this cooperation.