USAL in Klinger Group

By Sergio Salimbeni on September 8th, 2023

Within the framework of the “SME5.0 Marie-Curie International Research Project”, the Science and Technology Research Institute of the Faculty of Engineering visited the Klinger industry plant on Friday, September 1. Mr. Rudolf Grünbichler, from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, was part of it, along with the Director of the USAL Science and Technology Research Institute, Sergio Salimbeni.

They were received by the Manager of the Argentine Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vanesa Tuñon, the CEO of the firm, Alberto Pinter, the Production Manager, Claudio Lazo and the Human Resources Manager, Carlos Rodio. During the meeting, a visit to the production lines was made and ideas were exchanged about possible alternatives for greater automation. The barriers and requirements for the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence for each of the phases of the company's value flow were also discussed. “It is undoubtedly very valuable for us to have the opinion of researchers who are specialists in these topics and to be able to know the status of Industry 5.0 in Austria, the country of origin of our company,” said CEO Alberto Pinter. In the 1970s, the Klinger Group, of Austrian origin, installed its own rubber-bound compressed asbestos sheet factory in Garín, province of Buenos Aires. The production of industrial gaskets expanded in the 1980s.

As part of its constant effort, Kindler expanded its position as a leading company in the supply of sealing materials, satisfying the demand needs for high-quality industrial gaskets in Argentine Industry