£1.4m machinery investment
5th September 2017
EMPLAS has continued its investment programme with a £1.4million spend on new machinery, giving it a total capacity of 2,500 frames on a single shift.
The purchase includes a new Rotox eight-head welder and cleaning line, giving the fabricator two fully automated lines. It’s also invested in a new Rotox high speed sash cleaner, increasing sash output by more than 20% and a Rotox five-head inline welder, giving it a total of three five-head welders and one four-head.
A second Rotox crucifix welder is also added to Emplas’ machinery inventory, along with two new Rotox bead lines and a second Schirmer machining and cutting centre.
Operations director Ray Sinclair said: “The investment we’re making gives us more capacity but it also allows us to drive continuous improvements in our product quality and service.
“We’re looking to grow but to grow sustainably and that means investment in our manufacturing capability, the increased accuracy, efficiencies and productivity that new machinery gives us, allows us to not only improve end quality of product but lower our own overheads and mitigate material costs, benefits, we’re passing directly on to our customers.”
An extension of Emplas’ operational hub is already well underway. Scheduled for completion in the autumn, it will give the fabricator 18,000 sq ft of additional floor space. Adding around a third again to Emplas’ manufacturing facility, the new development will also house loading bays and offices.