14 February 2017
14 February 2017
To support the growing demand for its full paint solutions, a £1.5m investment plan has been put into place to increase capacity and broaden Formaplex’s finishing capabilities.
It explains that two semi-automated paint lines are now fully operational at its new manufacturing facilities at ‘Voyager Park’, providing solutions that deliver higher productivity and enhanced performance.
The new paint facility is tailored to suit performance requirements for the automotive market and incorporates ‘state of the art’ technology to provide the highest quality finishing. Under floor conveyor systems with fully extracted and balanced floors are incorporated within the multi-chamber spray booths, which house designated preparation, cleaning, paint and drying areas and integrated baking ovens.
Formaplex explains that, collectively, its semi-automated paint lines house up to 90 wagons for continuous spraying operations. Inspection areas and post paint polishing areas ensure our commitment to technical excellence and our ability to meet stringent quality standards which set us apart from our competitors.
Russ Hammacott, Director comments, “We are a preferred supplier for the design and manufacture of injection mould tooling and plastic components for the UK and Europe’s low-volume automotive industry, including prestige brands and sports cars. With our market share steadily rising, we have grown from strength to strength. The investment in our new paint facility will ensure we have the additional capacity to continue to provide our services and world class products to our expanding blue-chip customer base.”
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