Last summer we completed the entire reconstruction of the hot dip galvanizing plant in Bezdružice in West Bohemia. We put the galvanizing plant into full operation in the last autumn. The SIGNUM Bezdružice galvanizing plant is currently the state-of-the-art and best equipped hot-dip galvanizing plant in the Czech Republic and it is among the absolute leaders in the field of hot-dip galvanizing in Europe.
The most important part of the reconstruction was the construction of a new large zinc furnace of 7.5 x 1.8 x 3 metres in size, owing to which the galvanizing plant is able to galvanize steel structures of much larger dimensions than before. During the construction of the new galvanizing plant, emphasis was placed primarily on the high safety of its operation and on compliance with the most stringent hygiene and environmental standards in terms of noise and production of fumes.
State-of-the-art machinery and technology are used in the hot-dip galvanizing process, the galvanizing plant is semi-automated and largely controlled by software. In the hot-dip galvanizing plant, a so-called extraction pickling shop was installed, where the operator no longer moves between the pickling baths. Electric loading trolleys are used instead of conventional forklift trucks. Throughout the galvanizing process, a rocker arm or a galvanizing beam, on which the material to be galvanized is suspended, is moved by overhead cranes. The entire galvanizing plant is roofed so that all the material, incl. the "black" material is well protected against adverse weather conditions before galvanizing.