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Interview with Charlotte Kornmaaler, Isabella A/S

High quality - excellent customer service

For the last 40 years Carmo has helped Isabella maintain European market leadership in awnings by delivering high quality components on time

The Danish based company Isabella invented the awning for caravans 50 years ago, and has since dominated the European market. In Denmark they have notched up an astonishing 99 % market share.

NOFI OceanBuster is fitted with Carmo HF weldable plastic components

For 40 years Carmo has delivered plastic components that reinforce the eyelets, the pegs that tie the awnings down, go through. A very important part of Isabella's products as a defect on this heavily strained component renders the product almost useless.

"We rely heavily on quality. Furthermore we prioritize to get our deliveries in a timely manner. When we order something we expect it delivered on time. For 40 years Carmo has delivered just that – quality and punctuality", says Charlotte Kornmaaler.

"We might be able to get minor savings on the eyelets from another subcontractor, but not at the same continuous quality as Carmo delivers which is crucial for our production", she adds.

"For 40 years Carmo has delivered just that – quality and punctuality"

- Charlotte Kornmaaler, Isabella A/S

Continous quality is key to our own production

Isabella produces 150 awnings per day and in order for the production to go smoothly it's important that the components are perfectly identical. The slightest difference in size or shape and production breaks down.

"The eyelet goes through a machine that welds them to the awning to reinforce the product. If just one is slightly bigger than the rest, the machine jams and a lot of precious time is lost. This doesn't happen with the products, we get from Carmo", says Charlotte Kornmaaler.

The company has a storage carries some of stock of products but rely on a flexible delivery system of components so that the production is not delayed by a shortage.

"Carmo is a flexible, reliable supplier. They are extremely helpful and even remind us of orders sometimes", says Charlotte Kornmaaler.

"Carmo is a flexible, reliable supplier."

- Charlotte Kornmaaler, Isabella A/S



Carmo has a 60 year track record of delivering highly specialized technical and medical components.

We design, produce and sell quality injection moulded plastic components globally. We service industries as diverse as Medico, Maritime, Mining, Agriculture and Automotive.

Quality, Service and Flexibility are the key words of our production and in all aspects of our interaction with our customers. We are focused on minimizing hassle and maximizing service, while helping our customers turning ideas into products.

We are based in Denmark and run a highly automated production. By leveraging robotics and vision technology, we are able to deliver components with very high quality, well-defined properties and functionality at competitive prices.

We put all our knowhow and experience in ensuring our customers an easy integration and stability in their products and production.

From our sales offices and inventories in Denmark, France and the UK we are able to supply our core markets and customers within days.

Our core competency is components for High Frequency welding, with a special focus on valves, eyelets and components for medical bags. We maintain PVC as a special focus, however deliver 50% of our turnover in other plastic materials.

Our four main business areas are:

Technical Components Medical Components Modular storage boxes Product Development Services

Weldable eyelets and fittings

Valves for inflating, over pressure and vacuum

Threaded nozzles and caps

HF/RF welding machines

Market leader in drainage valves, connectors and fittings for medical bags

Customization and OEM production

Modular, high quality transparent boxes

Approved for storage of food and fragile objects

Sold under the brand UltraPlast

Product design and realisation

Pilot production, test and documentation

Ramp-up and production

In addition to above, our main manufacturing strength is quality injection moulding in all technical
plastics - including PVC. Carmo PVC products are made in a number of different PVC grades - all special and protected Carmo recipes.

We can manufacture in cleanroom down to class 10.000.
2K moulding

We have chosen quality to be the keyword for our production and
distribution. Since 1993 Carmo has been holding an ISO certification and we are today ISO certified according to ISO 9001:2008.