Photo left to right: David Ziegler, Sales Manager HRD Antwerp; Peter Macken, CEO HRD Antwerp; Gon Raz CEO Windiam; Marc Thomassen, Chief Equipment Officer HRD Antwerp.
The HRD Antwerp Management congratulates Mr Gon Raz, CEO of Windiam with the purchase of the first M-Screen during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015. Windiam is the first company to acquire the M-Screen, an automated Melee Screening Device which was developed by WTOCD and commercialized by HRD Antwerp.
“Windiam’s business is divided into two departments, rough diamonds and polished diamonds. Within our polished department we largely cater to the jewellery and watchmaking industry so we’re dealing with large melee batches on a daily basis. With the recent rise of gem quality lab grown diamonds on the market, we have been looking forward to the availability of a fast melee screener” says Mr Gon Raz, CEO of Windiam.
“The fact we can now screen large melee batches in-house will undoubtedly have a positive effect on our sales as it offers our customers the peace of mind that our goods have not been compromised by any lab grown goods whatsoever” Mr Raz continuous.
“We’re very excited Windiam is the first M-Screen owner as it’s one of the world’s leading diamond trading companies in the world with their headquarters in Antwerp” says Marc Thomassen, Chief Equipment Officer HRD Antwerp.
Windiam is a key purchaser of large volumes of rough and polished diamonds from primary sources around the world and has quickly grown to be a preferred diamond supplier for a wide range of companies. Their customers include independent jewellers as well as some of the world’s leading watch and jewellery manufacturers and groups.