March 3rd, 2017
The new 3,000 sq.m site, in Plumbridge, Northern Ireland, will enable Finrone Systems to more than double its manufacturing capabilities, greatly improving project lead time and the already established quality of buildings.
The company’s head office in Newbuildings, Co Londonderry, had previously been the only site used by the company for the manufacture of Finrone Systems’ range of housing, including Portapig and portal frame buildings, as well as the manufacture of the stainless steel 304 Slurry Store. The Newbuildings site was home to Finrone Systems’ panel production, assembly, engineering and business departments and now the additional site has become home to panel production.
This has increased the capabilities of the panel department to not only manufacture their insulated GRP finished panels for use in their own buildings, but to now also provide them as supply only.
Director Sharon Forbes said: “The expansion of Finrone Systems’ panel producing capabilities was the vision of my husband Gordon, who sadly passed away recently. His goal was to continually improve on our design, manufacturing techniques and capabilities, so that the company could pass on these improvements to our customers.
“Gordon’s investment in this new factory has improved all sectors of the business, allowing us to become more efficient and build on the quality of our products. The Newbuildings site had become prohibitive to our manufacturing process and caused delays, which had a knock-on effect on our other departments and, ultimately, for our customers.
“The Plumbridge site has expanded our production abilities and we have invested in additional staffing for the factory to oversee all production elements of our projects.”
The new site currently has a number of panel presses with new space for assembly and trimming. Not only does the new layout offer a safer and friendlier working environment, it has also been planned with future expansion in mind.
The second phase of the expansion work on the new site will commence later this year and includes extra space for additional presses and a larger storage facility to house manufactured panels, with easy access to a loading bay for pick-up and deliveries.
The Newbuildings site will continue to be the company’s headquarters and will continue to house the Portapig assembly and engineering departments. Finrone Systems is also investigating future development of its engineering department and aims to provide a comprehensive engineering solution later this year.
For more information about Finrone Systems’ panels or our range of pig housing, contact email@example.com or call 028 7134 3495. Panel samples are available on request.
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Credits: Pig World, www.pig-world.co.uk