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Pieter Veldkamp of Kingspan

"In short, we choose to work with CF Plastic Profiles because of their stock combined with speed, flexibility, and offering real custom solutions.”


 

What exactly does Kingspan do?

Pieter Veldkamp | Head of Purchasing Kingspan Insulation: “Kingspan Insulation is one of the five divisions of the Kingspan Group that operates worldwide. We produce hard foam insulation boards in our factory in Winterswijk. These are used for new construction and renovation projects. Within our division, we distinguish three different product groups: technical insulation (e.g., pipe insulation), Kooltherm insulation boards, and PIR (Polyisocyanurate) insulation boards.”

An example of one of our PIR products is the iSoEasy system. iSoEasy is a complete system in which hard foam boards are combined with chipboard with accompanying plastic profiles and fasteners. With this system, we offer a perfect solution for the insulation of existing roof structures. It is a ready-made system for the do-it-yourselfer and is offered in DIY stores. Professionals can purchase the iSoEasy sheets made to measure up to a length of 3 meters. With the iSoEasy system, Kingspan was the first manufacturer to bring such a system onto the market in 2010.

To what extent did CF Plastic Profiles contribute to the development of the iSoEasy system?

Pieter Veldkamp: “The name iSoEasy says it all, post-insulation should be made as easy as possible. We are dealing with the do-it-yourselfer who longs for simple and affordable solutions. From the beginning of the development of the iSoEasy system, CF Plastic Profiles has been the party with which we have been able to come up with a total solution, both then and now. CF Plastic Profiles thinks along with us and is also realistic when it comes to suggested solutions. Incidentally, in addition to the iSoEasy system, we also see the same approach in the many other plastic profiles that we have developed with and purchased from CF Plastic Profiles.”

"From the beginning of the development of the iSoEasy system, CF Plastic Profiles has been the party with which we have been able to come up with a total solution, both then and now.” Pieter Veldkamp Kingspan

Can you give another concrete example where CF Plastic Profiles has thought along from challenge to a solution?

Pieter Veldkamp: “Recently, we started to further develop an existing product. The reason for this is that there is a growing demand from the market for even better insulation. In turn, this has to do with the current requirements for insulation values, which are continually increasing.

Kingspan is always looking for ways to serve the market better. That is why we asked CF Plastic Profiles to contribute ideas for the development of this product. CF Plastic Profiles showed us how fast they work. The speed from the production of the matrix to the first test order and the changes during the process were unprecedented from any previous experience we had.”

Pieter Veldkamp: “Because of our optimal cooperation, Kingspan also chooses to order standard plastic profiles, which are frequently requested in the market, from CF Plastic Profiles. In practice, this means that we purchase more than 700,000 meters of plastic profiles from CF Plastic Profiles. These 21 different profiles, in combination with various Kingspan products, are mainly sold in the Netherlands and Germany.”

Can you mention any other advantages which cooperating with CF Plastic Profiles offers you?

Pieter Veldkamp: “Flexibility, that is, among other things, what distinguishes CF Plastic Profiles from other suppliers. This, for example, is expressed, in the fact that CF Plastic Profiles, as one of the few suppliers, offers the possibility to keep the plastic profiles for Kingspan in stock. As such, the profiles are available for Kingspan on demand.”

"Flexibility, that's what sets CF Plastic Profiles apart from other suppliers." Pieter Veldkamp

This results in fast delivery times and also offers us the possibility to have the existing profiles post-processed by CF according to our wishes. In short, we choose to work with CF Plastic Profiles because of their stock keeping combined with speed, flexibility, and offering enhanced customized solutions.

Arjan Bosch CF Plastic Profiles: “Equally, we find it very pleasant to work with Kingspan. Kingspan fits our way of working, and together we have the same goals and work ethics. As far as we are concerned, this ensures our cooperation as a very natural one.”

"Equally, we find it very pleasant to work with Kingspan. Kingspan fits our way of working, and together we have the same goals and work ethics.” Arjan Bosch CF Plastic Profiles

Pieter Veldkamp: “I agree with what Arjan says. I typify CF Plastic Profiles as uncomplicated, which fits our vision of cooperation. As far as we are concerned it, in the end, always is about the product. Good collaboration focusses on a long-term relationship. Both Arjan and I always focus on the long term. One could say that we both are in search of solutions. We do not have a typical seller-buyer relation; in fact, I would assert CF Plastic Profiles a keen sparring partner.”

“in fact, I would assert CF Plastic Profiles a keen sparring partner.” Pieter Veldkamp Kingspan

Arjan Bosch: “This is due to the fact that during our deliberations with our customers, we do not per se sell our existing methods or techniques. Firstly, we listen carefully to our customers; next, we discuss the options we can offer and assess whether that fits the customer’s needs. To me, this makes a major difference. Next, we keep working on the customer’s requirements until we can produce an ideal fitting matrix and plastic profile. During the whole process, we keep an open mind, stay flexible, and do not mind going the extra mile.”

“Firstly, we listen carefully to our customers; next, we discuss the options we can offer and assess whether that fits the customer’s needs. To me, this makes a major difference.” Arjan Bosch CF Plastic Profiles

 

About Kingspan:

High-quality solutions for durable constructions, state-of-the-art technologies combined with award-winning designs. These are not dreams; instead, it is the reality for Kingspan. Innovation and durability are the pillars of our thinking and what made us grow from an Irish family-business into a world-leader at efficient constructions.

Kingspan insulation is the worldwide market leader in the field of Resol and PIR hard-foam isolation panes, serving the construction, utility construction, and industrial markets.

Kingspan also distributes OPTIM-R® vacuum isolation. An isolation product with extremely high isolation values with extremely thin panes. Kingspan Insulation in the Netherlands is located in Winterswijk and Tiel. It is a subsidiary of the Kingspan Group plc based in Ireland.

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