One of Europe’s leading filter manufacturers is expecting growth with the opening of a new metalwork facility.
Amazon Filters’ decision to in-source the bulk of its large-scale manufacturing capability will increase capacity and flexibility, reduce reliance on sub-contractors and boost the company’s “quick and able” market proposition with its 12,500 sq ft (1,160 sq m) unit.
The new metalworking hub, near Amazon Filters’ European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, features a component shop with CNC machining and cutting cells, a press cell and a sheet metal shop.
Amazon Filters Managing Director Neil Pizzey said: “Our new metalwork facility increases our vertical integration and helps manage lead times of our stainless steel filter housing range. Being able to do more manufacturing in-house means we don’t have to purchase as much from sub-contractors.
“That in turn supports our competitiveness, flexibility and responsiveness.
“We already offer tens of thousands of permutations of our filters and housings, and this new facility will further strengthen our ability to supply customised products on short delivery times.”
The metalwork facility is part of a wider investment programme at the 35-year-old filter manufacturer.”
A bigger factory floor and new equipment for cartridge pleating and assembly also feature in recent expenditure, with the Camberley production centre now able to house more than £3m ($3.4m euros) worth of cartridge stock at any time.
Amazon Filters has clients in all industrial sectors that deal with process engineering and fluids. They include municipal water, oil and gas, chemicals and coatings, and healthcare.
Founded in 1985, UK-based Amazon Filters Ltd is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of filter cartridges and housings.
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