Symposium for ROHDE Partners in the Dyjákovice Factory

This year, numerous ROHDE local specialists again found their way to our production plant in Dyjákovice in the Czech Republic. From 24th to 26th September, the guests, who mainly came from German-speaking countries, were provided with a comprehensive program around the production, information on products and the service as well as a gas firing.

The tried-and-tested course of the symposium was supplemented this year by an accompanying gas firing, which gave the participants plenty of time for practice-oriented questions and intensive discussions. The pieces for the gas firing, which was accompanied and explained by ROHDE service manager Jan Stoltmann, were glazed by the guests themselves on the first evening.

The second day, after charging and starting the gas firing, was dedicated to the production plant in Dyjákovice. In two detailed tours, the participants were able to take a closer look at the extensive production steps from brick selection to logistics and form their own impression of the many technically sophisticated steps required to build a kiln.

In the second part, the participants were able to practically experience kilns, which had been built at various service stations. Practical examples, such as adjusting the door of a frontloader, or attaching heating elements were demonstrated, and troubleshooting tips were given.
Afterwards in the hotel in Poysdorf, the gas firing was accompanied by Jan Stoltmann who explained the many small variables that influence a reduction until late in the evening.

On the last day of the symposium, not only service issues but also details and changes in the product lines were explained, and new products and planned innovations were discussed. The impressive seminar was concluded with the emptying of the gas-fired kiln and the impressive results of the reduction firing.

The ROHDE team would like to thank all the participants. We would especially like to thank Ariane Coissieux, Reinhard Keitel and Mr and Mrs Gömmel for the great ceramics that were provided for glazing.