John Beaumont’s book, Runner and Gating Design Handbook: Tools for Successful Injection Molding, is a globally known industry staple– and it just got more accessible. Already published in both English and German, Runner and Gating Design Handbook is now available in the Czech language thanks to the work of Jan Svoboda, CEO of JAN SVOBODA s.r.o.
JAN SVOBODA was founded in 1995 with the mission of searching the world for the best in injection molding and providing it under one company in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. By working with 17 companies across four continents, JAN SVOBODA aims to provide customers with the best technology and solutions for their manufacturing needs upfront, minimizing the waste of time and money that comes with using inferior products.
“Simply put: for our clients, we are a highly specialized R&D centre that finds and offers parts, machines, and tools for highly-efficient production of plastic parts with no downtime, minimal power consumption and minimal rejects for common, less common, and very special applications,” said Svoboda.
Translating technical content is no easy feat– so why did Svoboda decide to translate John Beaumont’s book? It comes down to one concept: knowledge is power. Svoboda believes that knowledge is the key to solving customers’ issues while allowing them to operate to their full potential. “We do more [than just] selling semi-finished goods and machines. We help our clients make more money through knowledge,” said Svoboda. He went on to explain that a few of his employees and many clients are not fluent in English, and his translation of Runner and Gating Design Handbook will make John Beaumont’s expertise and knowledge more accessible. Beaumont and Svoboda’s shared philosophy and value of knowledge made the perfect collaboration.
Svoboda visited the United States to meet Beaumont and discuss the translation of Runner and Gating Design Handbook. “John’s book influenced me a lot. That is why I flew to the USA to visit him personally and thank him for his decision to write and publish his book,” wrote Svoboda. “During this visit,” he continued, “we exchanged knowledge and experiences, and it was at this point I decided to translate the book so that our partners/customers could also benefit from this increased knowledge.”
John Beaumont was on board with Svoboda’s translation project. “It has been great working with Jan and his team over the past several years to get this book translated into the Czech language. During this time, and through the height of COVID, we had regular communications to make sure the book’s content was correctly translated,” said Beaumont. “They did an outstanding job by asking very insightful and thought-provoking questions. These often caused me to reflect more deeply on the various questions, which resulted in me providing improvements to the book’s content. It’s exciting to see that the book has been completed. It’s been great to work with Jan and his team. I hope he sees the value he expects to provide the people and industry in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Bravo!”
With the release of this translation, JAN SVOBODA is looking to expand its connections while also working directly with Beaumont. According to Svoboda, his company is currently developing an international business-to-business e-commerce portal with a focus on having suppliers all in one place. Still under development, this technology would provide an easier way to make requests for products and services such as MeltFlipper®.
Runner and Gating Design Handbook: Tools for Successful Injection Molding (third edition) is available now to purchase in English, German, and the Czech language.