Exploding in to the New Year, European Springs & Pressings, supported by its parent company Lesjofors, has invested 1 million euros in a new spring coiling machine, the first of its kind in the UK.
The Wafios FUL166 is one of the latest large-scale, high-end spring coiling machines to come out of Wafios’s German based powerhouse and European Springs & Pressings are one of only two manufacturers in the world to have one.This investment enhances European Springs & Pressings spring portfolio, which now includes CNC coiling of wire diameters from 0.03mm to 17mm.
“Investing in this quality of machinery is testament to our dedication of being a world-class spring manufacturer. Lesjofors, our parent company, is committed to investing in the UK and has consistently recognised the forward-thinking nature of our management and the unrivalled quality of our production and lean manufacturing processes,” says Michael Gibbs, managing director of European Springs & Pressings in Cornwall.
“We have just opened a second factory in Cornwall, dividing our automotive and industrial specialisms across two locations. This recent expenditure is the next chapter of an ongoing improvement initiative, building our capabilities in line with demand, providing us with enhancements to maintain our and Lesjofors’s, global leading position,” continues Michael.
“This level of machinery investment is unprecedented for most. European Springs & Pressings and Lesjoforsengineering excellence has secured their heritage and will continue to un-lock growth opportunities as they harness technology allowing them to remain competitive and deliver the highest quality products. Our machines are unparalleled. The state-of-the-art control technology offers interactivity at a level which is similar to an iPad and the machines are designed with maximum productivity and quality in mind,”concludes John Murley, UK sales manager for WAFIOS.
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