Modplan has installed 12 new fabrication machines from Avantek across its multiple production facilities as part of the trade fabricator’s wider investment plan.

The machines include quad welders and corner cleaner, five-head fully automatic welder, four head fully automatic welders, two-head uni welders, bead saws and corner transom cleaners.

The machinery is part of programme of investment for Newport-based Modplan, which has also included setting up a dedicated factory for its flush sash windows and an internal Control Hub giving real-time information on the status of every order across its sites.

Managing director Heidi Sachs explained there were two reasons for the latest investment: “Firstly, we wanted to update machines that were reaching their end of life and replace them with more technologically advanced models. Secondly, we wanted to expand our operations. Our overall goal was to ensure that we could continue to offer the best in product quality with exceptional manufacturing efficiencies.”

“We continue to set stringent KPIs across the business and monitor them to ensure they are met. And it’s also why we rolled out the internal Control Hub to maintain our schedules for improved customer communications.”

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