At the start of 2019, ISOLITE GmbH opened its new production and technology facility in the Dutch city of Almere. Along with the classic construction of prototypes, the new facility’s focus is on the fully automated insulation of die-cast housing for turbochargers and cast components.

Due to the turbocharger’s complex geometry and the high temperature in the turbine housing, the requirements for the thermal insulation design are particularly high. ISOLITE is relying on integrated insulation to meet these requirements. Thanks to the insulation shells built into the integrated design, ISOLITE can offer a highly thermally effective product with the best possible handling. In comparison with conventional fibre mats, the design also has the potential for fully automated large-scale production along with its thermal benefits. To meet the increasing requirements all along the supply chain, we will constantly strive for full ISOLITE service when it comes to insulation for turbochargers. The customised insulation designs will be added all along the supply chain through integrated services. Both inserting the turbocharger connector and welding on components, such as the exhaust manifold, are included in ISOLITE’s range of services. Other steps like washing, vacuuming and sealing particular components in the production process can also be integrated into the service. The comprehensive full-service package is rounded off with quality checks like leak tests and residual dirt analyses.

“We aspire to provide holistic assistance throughout the value chain as a strategic full-service partner. So, we don’t see our task as just developing suitable insulation designs. We provide our customers with much more than that. Our aim is always to optimise the entire process through solutions which have been tailored to the individual requirements of our customers. The new facility in Almere provides us with the best conditions for this. Due to its central location and its proximity to the Port of Rotterdam, this facility is an important hub for ISOLITE and our full-service plan,” says Jonas Boettcher, Business Development Manager.

Mr Boettcher has been responsible for the International Business Development department since January 2019. During his induction in Japan, which lasted several months, he dealt with the synergetic effects between Hitachi Chemical – the parent company – and ISOLITE, and particularly with the topic of sintered metals.