2018 – Additional Investment in World Class Cable Automated Cable Manufacturing
This year Ventcroft have already invested in two new robotic automatic cable winders, these will be installation May 2018 and are required to increase our capacity to cope with the continued worldwide growth in demand for our fire cables.
In addition, further multi £million investments in new production equipment is planned for 2018
Statistic: 2016 figures show a Worldwide and UK average of less than 1 industrial robot per 100 employees were in use. When the new robots are installed in May, Ventcroft will have 1 robot per 10 staff.
This continuing new investment in UK cable manufacturing follows on from an over £3 million investment during 2017 on additional insulation and sheathing lines, cable bunching and wire drawing plant.
Ventcroft has recently invested a further approx. £2.5 million to purchase new additional production plant. The installation of our new machines commenced January 2017, with commissioning starting March it is planned to have all equipment fully integrated and operational by the middle of 2017.