Manufacturing Automation INKAS story

Enjoying the benefits of ramped-up automation

The May issue of Manufacturing Automation magazine features a story of how INKAS created Metaline back in 2012 to make sure that metal cutting, bending and all precision machining for the other divisions were all done in-house.

Denis Krauss, Metaline Manager: “It’s the control over all the processes that speeds things up so much.Having things done externally was very slow. Lead times in general have been cut from nine days to two or three days. Our fiber laser cuts parts in seconds, not minutes, about 650 inches per minute. And the programmable break presses are also a significant time-saver, with less waste, less operator error.”

Read the full story here.

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Canadian Fabricating & Welding on FABTECH’s keynote by Ret. Maj.-Gen. David Fraser

“David Fraser used INKAS as an example of a company that has used its understanding of its market to create new opportunities for growth. The company vertically integrated its business model recently by bringing its metal fabrication processes in-house under the Metaline name. This has created better communications channels among the company’s sales team, its engineering group, and those on the Metaline production floor.”
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INKAS® Group of Companies celebrates 20-year anniversary milestone

INKAS® Group of Companies is celebrating its anniversary as a leading provider of integrated security solutions. On Saturday, February 27th, more than 350 guests, including INKAS® employees, clients and partners, representatives of the financial sector, governments, embassies and diplomatic missions as well as industry leaders gathered to celebrate the company’s 20th milestone year. Extensively investing in research and development, INKAS® has built a reputation as an innovative security industry leader. Today it continues to pioneer new technologies and products to assure security for people, as well as for vehicles, financial transactions and buildings.

“While other companies in our industry have been closing down, we have remained strong throughout challenges. We have not ceased operations or reduced our workforce but have been expanding instead,” says David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Group of Companies. “We are particularly proud of our diligent and talented employees who have always been at the core of our success. Today we are here to pay a special tribute to them, as well as to our loyal clients and business partners for their trust and contribution to our strength, continued growth and development.”

The event took place in the lavishly decorated Riviera Parque Banquet Hall in Vaughan where the guests enjoyed a night of live music, acrobatic performances, sound and light shows, orchestral accompaniment and dancing. Throughout the night, six bands were playing live music of different genres and styles featuring tribute acts to various artists.

The Employee of the Year winners were announced during the night in recognition of their outstanding efforts. In addition, each division manager presented the 2015 performance results and plans for the year ahead. 2015 was a remarkable year of business expansion for the company. INKAS® established new manufacturing facilities in different regions as well as acquired several companies around the globe. Other impressive results include the grand opening of a new facility and showroom in Toronto; expansion of INKAS® Security services into the Ottawa region; a new line of models, including the first-ever armored 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 and ten new additions to INKAS® limousine line.

INKAS® has grown to over two hundred employees and several offices in Canada, Nigeria, Colombia, Ghana, Spain and Azerbaijan. The INKAS-built and armored vehicles have been successfully protecting and saving lives of officers and civilians all over the globe. Over the past years, the company has been actively developing its own technologies to attain higher efficiency.

Today INKAS® is steadily strengthening its position and gaining industry leadership through implementation of innovative production methods, technologies and practices.

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[VIDEO]: Celebrating 20 years of excellence: INKAS® unveils a brand-new facility

At its 20-year anniversary celebration, INKAS® Group of Companies hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of its new facility in Toronto. A multinational team of professionals, commitment to the highest industry standards and exceptional quality and reliability have always distinguished the company. Today INKAS® happily celebrates two decades of excellence while opening the doors to a safer future for all of us.

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Denis Krauss joins INKAS® Group of Companies as a Manager of Metaline

INKAS® Group of Companies announces the appointment of Denis Krauss as a Manager of Metaline. Denis Krauss brings over 30 years of leadership experience delivering innovation and driving strategic change within the organizations.

Krauss joins the executive leadership team to achieve the company’s long-term goals and maximize its productivity. Prior to Metaline, he worked as an Operations Manager for Debro Steel LP. Krauss has a long and proven track record in managing high performing teams, boosting efficiency and growth. His renowned experience in effective fleet management and plant organization will enhance the company’s profile in Ontario and across Canada.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Denis Krauss leading the Metaline team,” says Ret. Maj.-Gen. David Fraser, COO, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing. “With his strong expertise and knowledge of the industry, Denis will add significant value to Metaline and take it to the highest level of success.”

Launched in 2012, Metaline is a subsidiary of INKAS® Group of Companies. It has already gained recognition as one of the most top-notch metal fabrication companies in Ontario. For the past years, Metaline has been adding new machines with the unique capabilities and continuously expanding its customer base. With its advanced technological capacity, the company is shaping up to become the industry leader in metal fabrication.

“I am delighted to be joining Metaline for its impressive capabilities and innovative, research-driven approach,” says Denis Krauss, Manager, Metaline. “I look forward to leading the company into the next phase of growth and business development.”