For die-makers, the durability of the die-board material is extremely critical to guarantee the high quality of the production and to make sure that the die-board stays in use as long as planned. According to Clear, Koskisen birch plywood is the best in the world for die-makers’ purposes.
Clear is a Spanish company trading plywood and other materials globally. Clear’s customers are mostly manufacturing companies and more specifically die-makers and graphic converter producers. For the needs of this demanding target group Koskisen robust and precise birch plywood suits perfectly.
“For the die-makers purposes, Koskisen birch plywood is the best product in the world”, says Sergio Ballester, Director at Clear who has been in the business for over 20 years.
Most of the Clear´s revenue comes from Spain and Portugal, but within the recent years the company has expanded to Latin America. Clear’s vision is to become a global player. Koskisen and Clear cooperate globally and Clear sells Koskisen thin plywood in all its target markets
Plywood is important material for the die-makers since their die-boards are typically made using it. The durability of the material is extremely critical to guarantee the high quality of the production and to make sure that the die-board stays in use as long as possible. The other important feature is the constant quality of plywood because the die-boards can be very detailed. Especially companies, which make graphic converters, require very accurate die-board. Once the board is installed in the cutting machine it needs to perform very well.
In addition, durability and constant quality are important features to avoid expensive unexpected production shutdowns. Consequently, companies with larger production has chosen Koskisen plywood to reduce the risks of production shutdowns. Birch plywood is stronger and more stable compared to other species of tree.
“Due to its features such as durability and constant quality Koskisen plywood is ideal material for die-boards. If we recognize that a customer has some special needs or requirements in their production, we always recommend Koskisen. Many customers nowadays know the product and refuse using anything else”, tells Ballester.
Sergio Ballester heard about Koskisen plywood for the first time 20 years ago from a customer. Clear decided to take Koskisen product to its selections and since the cooperation has moved towards partnership. Koskisen and Clear have done marketing activities together and that has risen the awareness of birch plywood in the market. Koskisen values the partnership and offers high quality product, continuous innovation and local product knowledge support for Clear.
Clear differentiates from its competitors by offering for instance just-in-time deliveries, laser-cutting services and technical support. Ballester has been extremely satisfied how well birch plywood suits to laser-cutting:
“Because of the constant quality the result of the laser-cutting is the same every time. Koskisen birch plywood is excellent material for laser-cutting “, says Ballester.