£ 500K INVESTMENT IN NEW DRILL AND CUTTING KIT WITH EXTENSION
Finley Structures has invested more than £ 500,000 in a new state-of-the-art cutting machine to increase capacity and improve efficiencies within the fittings department .
The investment also included a further
£ 250,000 on a factory extension to accommodate it . The extension has given a further 7,500 sq ft . manufacturing space in addition to the existing 88,000 sq ft . on Aycliffe Business Park in County Durham . The first few months has recorded efficiencies of more than 10 % which is anticipated to increase to 15 % to accommodate a strong order book . The firm ’ s production controller Philip Metcalfe said : “ Our fittings department previously was four men using four machines producing 17.5 tonnes per week – now it ’ s two men using two machines producing 20 tonnes per week . “ The extra labour created will be used in other areas of the factory , meaning we ’ ve increased overall output , and we can also potentially provide fittings to other local fabricators .”
Finley Structures production controller Philip Metcalfe with the firm ’ s new Voortman cutting machine .