Leading peristaltic hose pump manufacturer Bredel, part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), has invested over €3.4 million in a new high specification CNC turn-mill centre, an automated gantry loader and a vertical storage system to ensure shorter lead times for customers.
This major investment signals the intention of Bredel and WMFTG as a whole to continue improving its already class-leading operational capabilities and add further value for customers, despite the challenging economic conditions created by COVID-19.
At Bredel’s advanced manufacturing facility in Delden, Netherlands, the management team is always seeking ways to improve performance.
As part of WMFTG there is an ongoing policy of investment in the latest manufacturing technologies and, following a recent review, the team identified the facility’s machine shop as an area of opportunity for further gains.
The plant’s existing CNC machining centre, while adequate in capability, was no longer able to meet capacity demands, which in turn meant outsourcing certain components. To regain in-house control of these parts and shorten lead times, there was a clear need...
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