Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd has invested a further £100K into a new adhesive machine at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in West Bromwich, West Midlands.
This comes just months after a £250K investment to extend its factory facility to cater for an upturn in sales.
The new adhesive machine (pictured) is an integral part of the company’s manufacturing process and helps form the rigid, strong casing for all the company’s products. Weatherite produces thousands of air handling units every year for its extensive blue-chip customers including M&S, Tesco, Virgin, EE and JLP.
Group Chairman, John Whitehouse, said: “We are always looking at improvements, whether via investments into machinery, or processes for people. Being competitive is imperative to our future and the manufacturing facility is the heart of the business. If that isn’t running smoothly, the business will inevitably suffer.
“The new machine works by forming an unbreakable bond between the insulating sheet and the inner and outer panels of all our kit. If it fails, it stops production which could be detrimental to the business, especially given our production process is extremely tight. The old machine wasn’t performing as it should, and given that we had zero aftersales support, we decided to buy a better-quality machine that was supported by a reputable service and repair team.
“We’ve opted for a run and standby policy which means if one machine fails, we have another on standby, thus our production lines remain extremely efficient.”
Following a significant growth in the Telecommunications sector, the new machine and extension to the factory facility, will ensure turnaround times are quicker and the business can allow for growth.
Picture caption: The new adhesive machine at Weatherite’s manufacturing plant