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Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:04

Record investments by Manufacturer

Ongoing investment in one of the UK’s leading spring manufacturers is securing their position as a key international supplier for the automotive and industrial sector.

Over the last 12 months, European Springs & Pressings, has invested over £2m in their two Cornish factories with a further £1m invested more recently in a number of new advanced technologies. A new powder-coating line has been installed in a 700 sq. metre extension, a new heat treatment oven acquired and two high-performance spring-end grinding machines complete the recent purchases.

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The new equipment, spread across the Penryn and Redruth factories, has doubled the grinding capabilities in the company’s industrial sector and expanded the automotive sector grinding facilities by 400%. The new heat treatment oven and powder coating line increases automotive production infrastructure by 200%.

Michael Gibbs, Managing Director of the Cornwall operations concludes: “Developing enhanced manufacturing capabilities through investment in high-tech infrastructure and education, enables us to sustain manufacturing competitiveness. With a global market place across multiple industries, it is essential that we maintain our reputation for innovation and manufacturing excellence.

“We’re accelerating our industrial and automotive sector expertise, through operational focus, in direct response to customer demand. Our programme of machinery financing is strategic, reflecting a number of years of record growth and our parent company’s, Lesjofors, global position as an investor in manufacturing.”

European Springs & Pressings Ltd has sites in Cornwall, London and Yorkshire. It is part of the Lesjofors parent company with 28 spring manufacturing companies across Europe, America and Asia.

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Exploding in to the New Year, European Springs & Pressings, supported by their parent company Lesjofors, have 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.

Enhancing European Springs & Pressings spring portfolio, which now includes CNC coiling of wire diameters from 0.03mm to 17mm, this new investment continues to secure the company’s position as market-leaders.

John Murley from Wafios with Michael Gibbs MD of ESP -  in front of the UK's first Wafios FUL166John Murley from Wafios with Michael Gibbs MD of ESP - in front of the UK's first Wafios FUL166

Michael Gibbs, Managing Director of European Springs & Pressings in Cornwall says: “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.

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.”

John Murley, UK Sales Manager for Wafios concludes: “This level of machinery investment is unprecedented for most. European Springs & Pressings and Lesjofors engineering 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.”

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