3rd September 2019
Veka fabricator THE GLAZERITE UK GROUP has completed the second phase of a £1m programme, with new equipment set to raise capacity from 600 frames a week to 800 at its Halo fabrication plant in Peterborough.
As well as a new Haffner SMR 5 head inline welding machine, the group recently installed a £100k Stuga cutting and machining centre, which was relocated from its Northwest division, as well as four new vertical tables, four door line tables, and a corner cleaner.
Matthew Thomas, Managing Director of Glazerite East, said: “The new equipment is part of a major overhaul of the site’s capabilities, which has also seen improvements to the flow of the plant and freed up space for frame storage. The 5 head Haffner can weld two frames simultaneously, something we weren’t able to do before, and it has made set up time and cycle times quicker and much more efficient.
“Since Glazerite took over the site three years ago, our team has been working hard to improve our lead times and output. We’ve already upped production from 350 to 600 frames per week, and cut lead times of standard products to just five days, in alignment with the rest of Glazerite.”
Next on the agenda for Glazerite East is the soon-to-be-launched mechanical jointed version of the Halo Flush Sash.