Stockport-based moulder Wheatley Plastics has invested in its third Borche machine to meet increased production demand for larger scale mouldings.
The company installed a new Borche 150 tonne machine last year and added a further new 200 tonne machine earlier this year. The new BU600, which made its debut at this Year's K Show in Dusseldorf, was selected on the strength of the performance and reliability of the existing Borche machines experienced to date.
The new Borche BU600 is of the two platen design and is compact in terms of footprint and is energy efficient as a result of the servo-drive system.
Wheatley Plastics' managing director Gary Knight has overseen an impressive rate of expansion since he completed a management buyout in 2011 with the company more than doubling its turnover during this time.
Investment levels for the company has now exceeded £350,000 in the last 12 months in new machinery and material handling systems.
Wheatley Plastics offers clients a full initial product design service together with tooling design and procurement, right through to final production.
Knight says: “We have been delighted with the performance of our Borche machines and expect Borche to be very much part of our future expansion plans, of which target further growth to £2m turnover within three years.”
Wheatley Plastics produces products for a wide range of industrial sectors including construction, medical, packaging, electronics, point-of-display, plumbing and pest control amongst others.