UK Increases its Manufacturing Capacity
Good sales and growth figures are great news anywhere in the business. They are particularly pleasing when the products sold are born from raw materials which have been turned, milled, fabricated, assembled and tested within our own Furmanite manufacturing facilities.
The growth in demand for Furmanite manufacturing capacity over the previous 5 years is continuing to challenge even the most creative capabilities of Furmanite’s manufacturing team. .
The Carlisle facility in the UK has for over 40 years been the mainstay of the UK’s manufacturing capacity and contributed considerably to the growth of the Furmanite International business. In 2012 approximately $10m of product will begin life within its walls, and while subcontractors play an important role in the continual quest to delight our customers, in-house capacity is crucial in the successful delivery of our ‘emergency’ products and services.
With this in mind, Carlisle has recently taken delivery of a 4 metre bed, 7 tonne capacity, CNC controlled 5 axis bed mills. The £250k purchase price indicates the commitment the business has to our in-house manufacturing strategy. This machine doubles our previous bed mill capacity and will ensure we retain the ability to respond in a matter of hours to same day, leak sealing clamp delivery requests.