SuperKOTE relies on Bavelloni machines to produce high quality glass in Australia

SuperKOTE, based in Ormeau (QLD), between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, was founded in 2001 as a specialist in coloured glass. Over the years, it has become the leading manufacturer and supplier of painted risers and splashbacks, as well as frameless, tempered and annealed glass used in construction, architecture and design. The company is constantly looking for innovations in terms of design, new technologies and machinery.

All products made within the company are certified by architects, builders and entrepreneurs. In addition to the splash guards, SuperKOTE supplies mirrors, doors, shower enclosures, glass shelves, windows, doors, balustrades and many other glass items to the main high-end producers in the south-east of Queensland and surroundings, for various commercial and residential applications.

Mr. Ross Kennedy, owner and CEO of SuperKOTE, asserts:

“I strongly believe in using state-of-the-art equipment to produce quality glass: Bavelloni machines require minimal maintenance and work incessantly” and adds, “Bavelloni machines represent one of the key elements of my company’s success. I’m really happy that ‘Bavelloni is back’. “

 

Bavelloni machines: unparalleled performance and finishes

SuperKOTE works up to three 8-hour shifts a day so the systems are constantly in operation.

When Mr. Kennedy needed to replace his Gemy 11, which had profiled 3 million meters in four years, he also reviewed offers from other manufacturers, but no other supplier was able to match Bavelloni in terms of performance and finish. Therefore, his choice fell immediately on the Bavelloni Hiyon 11 straight line.

After almost a year, his Hiyon 11 had already polished approximately 435,000 meters of glass of various thicknesses, from the 4 mm mirror to the 19 mm flat glass and was about to reach 1 million meters.

Mr. Kennedy, realizing the excellent performance of this machine, bought, without hesitation, another Bavelloni straight line, the new VE 350 11 with 11 cup wheels. This machine, installed about a year ago, has already performed many thousands of meters. With an ever-increasing workload and the opening of a second factory in 2018 SuperKote, Invested in a third Bavelloni machine another VE-350-11.

Thanks to a perfect combination of tools, our VE 350 11, the best in terms of flexibility, productivity and finishing level both in the grinding of flat glass and laminated glass, can achieve excellent results with any type of glass and / or mirror , from 3 to 40 mm thick. This straight-line edger can be customized with a wide range of options to meet multiple needs. It can in fact be equipped with higher racks and arms with extensions, with the cerium oxide polishing kit for a brilliant finish; moreover, thanks to the Ecofriendly package and the Grind & Stop function for energy saving, it represents a low environmental impact solution.

In addition to our straight lines (Hiyon 11 and VE 350 11), SuperKOTE also has a Bavelloni ALPA 350 CNC machining centre.

 

A qualified sales network can really make a difference

To date, we have more than 500 machines installed in Australia and our customers can count, at any time, on the on-site presence of our official partner Glass Machinery Imports (GMI) which, in over 20 years of activity in this field, has matured a great experience in the sector.

“I personally know Mr. Garry Kilkenny of GMI,” says Mr. Kennedy, “GMI distributes Bavelloni machines throughout Australia and has a large assortment of original Bavelloni spare parts in its Ormeau warehouse – which is right behind the corner – thus ensuring prompt intervention in the event of downtime. “

                        

Penrose Glass

Penrose Glass/Glass Insulations are one of the Oldest Family Owned Glass Companies in Australia, starting back in 1919, Penrose Glass started their relationship with Bavelloni back in Jan 1996, when Nigel took delivery of a Bavelloni PR88 Straightline-Line Edger, and a B73 CNS straight-lie Beveller, Micheal Penrose Joined the Company in 1995 continuing the family tradition, and this was followed by the purchase of a SB10 Shaped Beveller in August 2003, Penrose Glass processed many different Glass Products and had also expanded into Double Glazing and unique speciality Glass processing like Bevelling, so a quality edge and Bevel were paramount.

 

In 2015 Nigel and Micheal decided it was time to upgrade some old equipment which had given hundreds of thousands of metres of trouble free service, whilst they considered other Brands the answer was quite simple, Bavelloni had provided quality equipment that they had used for some 20 years, Bavelloni is the brand they know, and  virtually every Glass Worker and Glass Machine Technician in Australia was completely familiar with Bavelloni equipment, so the PR 88 was upgraded to a Hiyon 11 including outfeed mounted Hi Wash machine in 2015, 3 years later in 2018 the Beveller was due for an upgrade again the choice was again obvious so they purchased a Bavelloni VB350-CNS, Nigel, Micheal along with Garry from GMI, discussed the best machines for both applications and put together both a quality and economical solution.

 

Dave their Technician was onsite for the install and training of the Beveller along with a local Sydney based Technician in case there was any need for local service and any warranty, the first new Machine has been in operation for some 4 years and is performing brilliantly, the Beveller is has now been in operation for some and gives us the perfect Bavelloni Bevel, Blake, looks after us with the after sales support for the supply of Genuine Bavelloni Tools and accessories, and we know these machine will give us another effortless 20+years of high quality performance.

 

Over and above the new Installations, GMI traded in our old Beveller, and through their secondhand sales division they packed it up into a container and shipped it out, they also sold our old PR88 which is now still in daily used in Queensland, we could not have asked for better service and we highly recommend Bavelloni, proven performance over many years and great Team service form GMI.

                        

Whittlesea Glass

Whittlesea Glass has been established since 1973 in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne, in January 1994 we Installed a Bavelloni PR88 Straight Line  Edging Machine, after 24 years of trouble free operation, we decided it was time for an upgrade, so we went straight to GMI for a new Bavelloni this time we chose the new VE-350-11 along with a SHIAVO VERTICAL WASHING MACHINE EASY 2000/4, the process was seamless, Garry worked closely with us to select the best model along with positioning within our factory and keep us up to date on every stage of the Delivery and Installation, Dave their Technician was onsite for the install and training on both machines, the machines have been operating since mid-2017 and are performing brilliantly, Blake, looks after us with the after sales support for the supply of Genuine Bavelloni Tools and accessories, and we know these machine will give us another effortless 24+years of high quality performance.

 

Over and above the new Installations, GMI traded in our old Machine, packed it into a container and removed the machine from our site, we could not have asked for better service and we highly recommend GMI, Bavelloni and SCHIAVO.