The power plant market in India is very attractive
Tell us about the high-technology materials developed by Getzner for noise and vibration reduction. What are the principal application areas of these materials? Solutions from Getzner are used in the railway, construction and industry sectors to reduce vibrations and noise, improve the service life of bedded components and minimise the need for maintenance and repairs of tracks, vehicles, structures and machines. The elastic bearings are based on the materials Sylomer® and Sylodyn®, both of which were developed and are manufactured in Buers, Austria. Getzner has been in business since 1969. In which countries do you have a presence in terms of a manufacturing plant or representative office? Which countries/regions are your key business drivers? Alongside our headquarters in Buers (Austria) we have locations in Germany (Berlin, Munich, and Stuttgart), China (Beijing and Kunshan), France (Lyon), India (Pune), Japan (Tokyo), Jordan (Amman) and the USA (Charlotte).
Our key business driver today is Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia, etc.) But for the next ten years we expect strong growth worldwide, especially in Asia (India, China, Japan, South Korea, etc.) and the western hemisphere (USA, Canada, etc.). The Middle and Near East and Latin America are also attractive regions with lots of potential. Please explain why noise and vibration solutions are required in heavy machinery like power plants. Are such solutions mandatory by law in any part of the world? The solutions are not mandatory by law but they are industry standard. Designers of plants often face the challenge of fitting the power plant machinery in the limited space available. There is a great risk of vibrations generated from this machinery getting transferred to the structural elements of the building or to the other machine foundations. These vibrations have negative effects on the surrounding manufacturing and quality processes as well as the adjacent areas and environment.