Gdansk Shipyard SA, Danzig, Poland
Shipbuilders with a long tradition
The tradition-steeped Gdansk Shipyard counts flexibility and versatility among its strengths. It demands both from its workforce and their tools. The shipyard relies on welding torches from ABICOR BINZEL to enable its welders to carry out their work optimally.
Latest technology and the best possible training
Ships have been built in the Gdansk Shipyard for over 170 years. It was established in 1844 as an imperial shipyard. In 1980, Lech Walesa, a shipyard worker, founded the Solidarity (Solidarnosc) trade union during a strike there. Later on, he was the first democratically elected president of Poland.
Today, along with ships, the shipyard also makes steel constructions for the offshore sector and wind turbines. The production centre is production shop K1, Europe's largest industrial hall, with an area of 6.5 ha. The company relies above all on two things for its production: excellent training of its workforce in its own training workshop for welders, and the latest technical equipment, among others with welding technology from ABICOR BINZEL.
Ergonomics and service for more quality
Since 2012 the shipyard has been working completely with the ABIMIG® A T LW welding torch model. Its rotating and turnable neck, the robust construction, the long service life of wearing parts and the wide range of torch necks with different lengths and geometries make work easier for welders and increase quality. The ergonomic handle and the cable assembly, which is 30% lighter, also relieve the load on welders noticeably.
The shipyard also works closely with ABICOR BINZEL in the training and further training of its welders. The responsible field staff of ABICOR BINZEL Poland carry out practical training sessions in the shipyard's own training centre and are always receptive for questions and suggestions from welders – cooperation that prevents faults and optimises quality.