Using Hardox and Weldox in as much of its excavation equipment as possible has high priority at VERCO, now that the company is expanding into the segment of extreme mining equipment.
Minimize maintenance costs
By giving priority to product quality, VERCO has succeeded in retaining its position as one of the leading Italian suppliers of wear parts for mining and quarrying machines. The company specializes in buckets for mining excavators and wheeled loaders, up to 30 m³ of capacity, and in liners for crushers and recycling equipment. . VERCO was one of the first companies in Italy to build excavator buckets entirely of Hardox wear plate.
According to Daniele Arrighi, Export Manager at VERCO, a great challenge is to minimize maintenance costs in these applications. VERCO customers are dependent on the company being able to deliver not only superior products, but also technical expertise.
"We have a good distributor network in Italy and abroad, and are now penetrating new markets and new segments. So we must be prepared to tackle new technical issues. Our objective for the future is to introduce SSAB and VERCO products to as many companies as possible," says Arrighi.
"We offer durable wear parts with low maintenance requirements, which reduces the number of stoppages. Our customers are buying from us equipment which can mounted on excavators of 300-400 tons of operating weight. Stoppages of such machines are extremely expensive. With our help, they can improve the reliability and the cost-efficiency of their enormous equipment. "
"We offer durable wear parts with low maintenance requirements, which reduces the number of stoppages."
Membership gives access
As member of Hardox In My Body and Hardox Wearparts, VERCO has access to SSAB technical expertise and can thus offer its customers the latest applications for Hardox and Weldox.
“We offer durable wear parts with low maintenance requirements, which reduces the number of stoppages and cuts costs. We have a strong, long-term relationship with SSAB representatives and can always rely on technical support from them whenever we need it. We use Hardox 400, 450 and 500, Hi-tuf and also Weldox 700 for excavator buckets used at very low temperatures,” says Arrighi.
Higher productivity at lower costs
SSAB also assists VERCO customers with design support.
”When customers face problems in their plants, we visit them together with an SSAB engineer who can offer advice on site, assess their technical requirements and assist in solving the problem – often by specifying a stronger steel. This type of cooperation benefits all parties,” says he.
The high quality of SSAB steels makes it easy to design durable wear parts with the low maintenance requirements expected by customers.
”Our products provide customers with higher productivity at lower cost. In addition to raising the quality of the product, Hardox also provides other benefits, since the Hardox brand name itself is attractive to customers,” says Arrighi.
“We say ‘Hardox’ and the customer hears ‘quality, reliability and long-term wear resistance’. When facing the challenge of producing a bucket for a 400 tons excavator, it is impossible to offer an alternative between “standard “ or “superior” quality. The quality of the material and of the welding must always be the best available! Besides that, membership of Hardox Wearparts and Hardox In My Body provides Verco with benefits such as short delivery times, marketing support and information on new products.”
“Hardox is the world’s strongest brand name in wear resistant steels – a powerful brand name – and we are proud to be able to tell our customers that our products are made of Hardox.”