Since November last year samples of all fastener batches that are shipped out from Sweden are tested in MAFI´s new tensile tester in the warehouse in Mora, Sweden.
“We´re doing this in order to secure that they meet the quality standards that MAFI requires regarding yield strength and breaking point,” says John Rehnman. He is working in MAFI´s workshop in Mora, Sweden, and in charge of the testing.
John Rehnman is checking the quality of bolts, nuts and whole threaded rods with MAFI´s new tensile tester.
The fasteners he is testing are bolts, nuts, and whole threaded rods, in the M8, M10, and M12 dimensions.
“Usually I randomly test one percent of the products we receive,” he says. ”But in larger batches, I normally test a smaller ratio.”
If he would find samples that don’t meet MAFI´s quality levels, the whole batch is red-flagged for further investigation.
“But,” John says with a smile, “that hasn’t happened yet.”
On the other hand, when a company MAFI hadn’t cooperated with yet, recently sent samples of their products, John tested them and it turned out that they didn’t meet the required quality levels.
John emphasizes that MAFI also previously has tested the fasteners it received on a regular basis.
“But we realized that we would gain quite some time in doing the tests ourselves instead of sending them away for testing,” John explains, “and we were also able to reduce some costs.”
He explains that the tensile tester, an Italian Galdabini Quasar 100, which can handle up to 100 kNewton, is very easy to handle. And, soon MAFI will also test bushing nuts in Mora.
“Yes,” says John, “we are currently working on a solution that will make it able for us to test the bushing nuts as well.”
Anders Smitz and Andreas Persson are preparing a webinar from MAFI Academy Showroom.
At The MAFI Academy Showroom in Mora, Sweden, we display a wide variety of our assembled products.
The showroom gives our partners and customers a substantial understanding of how MAFI´s solutions are mounted, installed, and used.
We use the showroom for multiple purposes. When we introduce MAFI as a new supplier to a potential customer, we give them an idea about what MAFI does and how we can support their business. Additionally, we use the showroom for any discussion regarding the product details. And we also use it for the training of the new employees.
Welcome to visit The MAFI Academy Showroom!
Tony Lane — The Captain who challenges and trusts his staff
MAFI US is growing fast in the North and Central American telecom markets to meet the increasing interest in and demand for its solutions. Every one of the staff members has unique qualifications, but they also gladly dive into any task that needs dealing with.
In this newsletter, we present three of staff, and in the March issue, we´ll tell you more about the remaining three.
“As a growing company, we describe ourselves as wearing many hats,” says Tony Lane, VP Americas. “Sometimes a day is filled with changing these hats often, and other times we wear multiple hats at one time.”
Tony wears the Captain’s hat, whether he is in the office or enjoying lake life on his boat. MAFI US can contribute its success to Tony’s leadership and guidance. Tony has had extensive experience in every facet of the business, making him the perfect person to drive the MAFI US ship.
“I challenge and trust all employees to be their best and grow their knowledge and skillsets,” he explains.
Tony has brought together a unique group of individuals that complement each other and the company.
“I aim to develop a positive and collaborative working environment and never miss an opportunity to tell each of us how thankful I am for everything they do.”
Tony is the epitome of cool, calm, and collected. He has a clear vision for this company that aligns with the global MAFI team and is committed to its goals.
He manages global relations, both internally and externally, with suppliers, distributors, and customers. Tony is a trusted and respected leader by his colleagues at all levels.
Tony stays quite busy both in his home life and work-life! His absolute favorite restaurant is Chili’s. Luckily, there is a location right around the corner from the Houston office, and he is always excited to treat any visitors and his team to a Chili’s meal!