Mackenzie Glass has increased its capacity to offer cut-to-size product with a six-figure investment in a new automatic Boterro cutting line and table.
The facility will include a Bottero 630CBM-R automatic loading machine, 343BCS-R automatic float glass cutting table and 103BBM-R air floatation breakout table.
“Supply pressure and exponential growth in demand has meant float glass manufacturers have moved away from the supply of cut-to-size product”, said joint MD Mark Herbert.
“At the same time a lot of processors don’t have the cranes and the capacity to handle jumbo sheets. Combined, it’s created increased demand for cut-to-size product and while we have a pre-existing capability, we wanted to increase our capacity to meet future demand because we believe that those changes are here to stay.”
The purchase represents the largest and latest in a series of investments by the company, which also includes the addition of a new Sagertec Horizontal Washing Machine to its toughening line, plus Adelio Lattuada Gamma Straight-line Bevelling Machine and Delta M4 C Radius Corner Machine in June 2021.