Luvata plays a vital part in improving end-products and the way they’re made. We supply for example the following components and materials: Heat transfer technology for everything from fruit storage and transportation to the biggest, most challenging buildings and processes in the world. Resistance-welding technology for the latest alloys and most efficient automotive production lines in operation. Superconductors for the cutting-edge of science from MRI scanners to space-age research and energy generation for the future of the planet. Switchgear, bus bars and power technology for the process, power and offshore industries. State-of-the-art electronic technology from anodising to on-board circuit coolers; from solar panels for cleaner energy to the core of the most popular electronic batteries. and, of course, some of the most important and advanced production technology in the world.
When we became Luvata, we asked our customers what they thought of us, and they wanted from us.
- They said we were experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy. They said we solved problems.
- They said they wanted us to stop simply supplying them with products and start bringing our experience deeper into their businesses – to become more of a partner, beyond simply supplying metal.
Since that time, Luvata has acquired other companies and groups and divested its Rolled Products division – a move that consolidated this sector into a more healthy position.
Today, we are in more places and more markets than almost any other company we can think of. We are doing what we do best – helping to solve our customers’ challenges by doing marvellous things in metal and manufacture.
Today, globalised business, shifting metal prices, international legislation and emerging technologies are just a few of the factors that affect the value chain from the mine to the consumer.
Our customers have asked us to go beyond just supplying metal products and become more of a business partner. So, Luvata’s strategy has opened a new era of opportunity by creating stronger partnerships in all the markets in which we operate. We call this strategy ‘Partnership Beyond Metals’.
There are three pillars which further refine this strategy:
Grow specialty products using our innovation and diverse experience to bring value to new markets and developments.
Strengthen our presence in high-growth markets and regions where our global footprint and local presence will have a significant impact.
Drive technical and business innovation in cooperation with customers to bring improvement to their products and processes.
To deliver on our strategy, Luvata needs to be fit and strong on the inside. We are improving our Operational Excellence in every function; production, product development, sourcing, sales, recruitment and intelligence.
The foundation of all of this is our tradition of delivering results, honouring our promises and staying open-minded. Our principles and our corporate culture support every part of our operation
All over the world, our customers are facing increasing expectations from their customers. Demands for better functionality, higher performance, greater sustainability and improved value for money are the norm. We use our ‘Partnerships Beyond Metals’ philosophy to actively help our customers address three primary business goals:Improve operational efficiency
We help our customers gain more value from their materials and manufacturing processes. This may include any number of different improvements, such as minimising yield losses, improving productivity, up-time and quality or optimising material and scrap handling.Improve products
We work to optimise performance and differentiation in our customers’ products. This can be by improving design and performance, optimising material selection and usage, or enabling new product development opportunities.Reduce tied-up capital
We help our customers release capital throughout the value chain. Ways that we do this include streamlining interaction with customers and suppliers, optimising production flow or optimising machine utilisation and use of space.
This is what we see - what we aim for in everything we do:
- To be the solution provider of choice for our customers
- To be the employer of choice for our staff
- To be a responsible member of society and the planet in doing so.