Published On: Sun, Jun 8th, 2014

Two-year investment programme of £1,000,000 celebrated by Glazpart

C5OB7424 Owner Ken Hanley with the two new Sodick machinesBanbury-based Glazpart, is a specialist injection moulding company with extensive experience in the fenestration industry, employing 87 staff at its ISO 9001:2008 certified site, producing millions of mouldings each month.

Glazpart has completed a 2-year investment programme that has seen a staggering £1,000,000 of capital investment in the business leading to increased sales and new markets. The money invested has been spent across the business providing state-of-the-art capital equipment to ensure the highest levels of quality and rapid turnaround whilst maximising our production capacity and capability. All this is whilst driving our commitment to British manufacturing including design and manufacture of innovate new products.

The investment has seen; a doubling of our capacity for vacuum foil processing of 3-dimensional components: introduction of state-of-the-art Sodi-tech, hole borer alongside spark and wire eroders; the latest Deckel Maho milling machines, all in our modern injection mould manufacturing and maintenance tool room and the installation of an array of the latest, highly efficient Engels injection moulding machines ranging from 28t to 220t fitted with up to 6 axis robotic take offs and fed through the latest energy efficient polymer dryers.

These investments have then been supported as you would expect with; IT and software upgrades and recruitment of an apprentice in our tool room; new product innovations such as the new Link-Vent trickle ventilator which has significantly reduced the length of ventilator fitted to windows as required for meeting the Government’s building regulations (Approved document F 2010). This is one key area where we have seen a sales growth.

Sales and Marketing Manager Dean Bradley says: “This investment programme significantly benefits our customers as we strive for ever higher quality, on-time delivery, whilst investing to manage our future costs.” The investments will benefit our ventilation, glazing accessories and surface finishing services. Our vacuum foiling capability is one of the largest capacity production lines in Europe foiling cill joint, end caps and components as well as conservatory and plastic decking products. The Glazpart tool room is now a state-of-the-art facility with some of the most accurate and fastest equipment available.

The Link-Vent is one of the most significant developments in the trickle vent market in recent years with a potential 3,500 plus potential colours available.

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