As we gear up for 2022, we have plans in place to completely revamp our whole manufacturing operation. This includes a new layout within our production facility as we implement several new lines for one piece flow manufacturing. Increasing our stock of completed goods, improving our labour efficiencies & adding to our product range are our key objectives for 2022, whilst also reducing our manufacturing times, work in progress & none value added time on the factory floor.
The new production process layout has been designed internally based around our years of experience in the bespoke production of premium aluminium products, our customers’ needs & our extensive & evolving product range.
The state of the art design is exclusive to Express and once complete will result in a bespoke product being fully completed & packaged every 5 minutes. Significant investment is being made into our production facility to facilitate the new manufacturing set up and increase our CNC machining capacity. This includes a completely new factory layout and the purchase of two additional state of the art CNC machines.
The £100,000 purchase of a state of the art Schueco AF310 router will complement our existing CNC machinery and increase our production capacity whilst offering enhanced flexibility as our bespoke product range grows and evolves. The additional machine capacity will mean that even more stages of our manufacturing processes can be completed by CNC rather than by hand.
An additional £80,000 investment is being made to purchase our second Schueco Dual Cut 650 saw to increase our machining capacity even further as we increase both the volume and number of products being manufactured throughout 2022 and beyond.
Like all businesses we have faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic but thanks to our solid foundations we have been able to bounce back really strongly, and we look forward to progressing with our exciting expansion plans as the whole country recovers from Covid-19. 2022 will be a huge year for Express with more exciting news and Company updates coming soon including our new showroom in Weybridge, which will open in Spring next year.