What ideas do we need in the future?
Developing innovative products and conquering new markets has a long tradition at Kwasny. Research & development (R&D) is an integral part of the company policy allowing us to launch innovative product ideas. Over 50 international and national patents and 15 people in the R&D and application technology department reflect the extraordinary innovative power of Peter Kwasny GmbH. Everyday we face up to critical questions and challenges connected to our product ranges: How could spray paint become even more user friendly? How can spray painting become more environmentally-friendly? What creative ideas could we come up with to surprise our users? What functions, apart from protection and decoration, could spray paint have in the future? How can we make things easier for professional users at work?
In brief: What will the spray paint can look like in the future? Time and again we are able to come up with small revolutionary ideas in the spray paint market, such as the environmentally-friendly water paint systems or opening up new application fields of our spray paint brands. New SprayMax products for professional users (e.g. 1K Clear coat highgloss and 2K 2in1 headlight clear coat) and the new multi-award winning belton free water-based paint technology to mention just a few examples. Come and find out what ideas, improvements and new technologies you can expect from the 'spray can' in the future.
Recognised quality and verifications
Kwasny's innovative power and the product quality have been recognised in successful participations in important commercial competitions and official awards. In 2015 belton free won the VR-Innovation Prize and in 2014 the BHB-Customer Service Prize. In previous years, 'SprayMax' won the 'Dr.-Rudolf-Eberle Prize' and the 'German Industry Innovation Prize', as well as other customer-specific awards.
The continuous recertification and monitoring audits guarantee exceptional quality assurance and customer satisfaction. The following quality controls are carried out on all production levels.
- Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality management system, certification is valid until 31.07.2024
- Certification to ISO 14001:2015 Environment management system. This certificate is valid until 31.07.2024
In addition to the official awards, the recognition and appreciation of our daily work by our customers is extremely important to us and is our motivation to become 'a little better every day".
Environment protection and conservation
Environment protection, sustainability and careful use of resources are integral elements of the Kwasny corporate philosophy. Also, the company site has been located in a water protection area for many years. Recently, several million euros were invested in the fields of technology, environmental protection, fire prevention and disaster control. We are certified to ISO 14001:2015 Environment management and work with a safety management system that defines all feasible disasters including countermeasures. Our commitment to environmental protection is documented in our compliance with the Federal Water Resources Act and the Immission Control Act. Fire prevention in our company is guaranteed thanks to the automatic extinguishing equipment and an in-house fire protection system.
- A buried liquid gas tank farm (environmental protection reasons)
- Thermally insulated roof construction (heating system with radiant ceiling panels)
- The waste heat from the compressed air generation unit is used for heating purposes
- Use of a CHP unit with cogeneration
- Hazardous substances warehouse in accordance with the Federal Water Resources Act
- In-house return-refill system replaces container cleaning system
- Recycling of waste (e.g. plastic variants flow into production)
- Modern machine pool reduces energy consumption
- Reduction of VOC* emissions thanks to state-of-the-art filling technology in closed systems (actively helps to keep the air clean)
- Environmentally-friendly lighting technologies (LED instead of fluorescent tubes)
The Kwasny spray paint cans satisfy the current statutory VOC regulations in accordance with the EC Directive VOC 2004/42/EC. The VOC limit values that apply for car repair products are undercut. The modern filling technology in closed systems not only saves significantly on solvents but also ensures an almost emission-free filling process. This means that Kwasny satisfies the regulations governing the restriction of pollutant emissions when using organic solvents.
Environmental protection is not just a marketing instrument for Kwasny, it is a matter of course as part of its sustainability endeavours.
* VOC = Volatile Organic Compound(s) = General collective term used for volatile organic compounds/components that evaporate easily
Technical centre – home to spray paint ideas
Kwasny's purpose-built technical centre was completed in 2011. This modern and flexible building, which has a floor space of 250 m2, has a fully equipped painting and demonstration room, and also seminar and training rooms. The technical centre has been specially designed to accommodate the SprayMax painting processes and the practical application of the SprayMax Paint Repair modules. The technical centre can be expanded as required and allows us to organise live demonstrations of our products under process and practical conditions e.g. the performance of spot repairs. We not only carry out demonstrations of the other Kwasny brands, 'Auto-K' and 'belton' here, we also carry out tests under real conditions.
The main target group comprises the customers of our retail partners, direct users such as bodyshops, but also all other business partners. The technical centre is also used for in-house training, meetings and R&D work. It is the ideal platform for clearly presenting the performance capability of our company and our products, allowing our business partners to experience and see this 'with their own eyes'. This in turn allows us to remain in close contact with our customers and users, so that we can maintain an open dialogue and swap experiences. Make use of our diverse and interesting training courses. Welcome to the technical centre!