Industry-leading systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has purchased a new, automatic slitting machine for the company’s lamination department.
The VEKA UK Group is proud to continuously invest in the future of UK Manufacturing and the Group’s capital expenditure over the last few years is well in excess of £15m. This latest addition to the Burnley HQ is designed to increase efficiency and demonstrates the company’s commitment to its extended colour offering.
The foil slitting machine (Automatic WTG.700) was manufactured by Italian company WPR Srl and ordered through British Distributor Littleborough-based Adhesive Solutions Ltd. WPR is a leading supplier of machinery for the profile lamination industry and is also used by other European branches of the global VEKA Group.
Michael Dean, MD of Adhesive Solutions explains: “I’ve been proud to work with The VEKA UK Group for around ten years now, as the British Representative for WPR. It says a great deal about VEKA that they only use the finest quality, state-of-the-art machinery. This machine will replace an existing hand-set slitting machine for increased efficiency. WPR’s automatic slitting machine has the ability to set up each job in just three minutes and runs at extremely high speed, outputting over 150m per minute.”
Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group added: “With customer satisfaction in mind, The VEKA UK Group unveiled the Variations foil range in 2013; which significantly increased the number of colours and woodgrains available. This means that customer demand for different colour options has increased and we wanted to ensure that our lamination department was running in the most efficient manner. The new automatic slitting machine will mean any future ‘bottleneck’ in production will be eliminated, plus the machine is so accurate that scrap foil is virtually eliminated.
“The machine combines safety, performance and precision and, as with all the equipment we’ve ordered through Mike at Adhesive Solutions, we’re sure it will serve us and our customers well for many years to come.”
Find out more at www.profilewrappingsolutions.co.uk