UK manufacturer Utopia Bathrooms based in Wolverhampton, has invested £500,000 in a board storage and delivery system, including a through-feed router. The company states that it will provide better planning and organisation at the start of the production process as it reduces downtime and improves productivity.
The 600sqm board storage can hold approximately 5,040 boards of different thicknesses and colours – enough to product approximately 15,000 cabinets.
On receipt of an order, machinery selects the boards which are then fed by vacuum pod to two beam saws and a through-feed router.
Joint managing director of Utopia Bathrooms Dave Conn (pictured) said: “It is more important than ever to invest in the latest technology to ensure Utopia remains ahead of the game. Reaping the benefits from this latest investment will consolidate our position at the forefront of the industry and enables us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in British manufacturing yet again.”