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Professional Polishing Services Ltd are pleased to confirm that they have ordered two new polishing lines, both of which are scheduled to be fully commissioned and in service by the end of December 2012.
The most anticipated of the two, and the bulk of the new investment, is an automatic multi-head mirror polishing and coating line. This gives additional capacity to service the increasing demand for reflective finishes, particularly the bespoke ‘UltraBright’, which is produced to consistently high gloss levels. The new mirror polishing line will be the most sophisticated in the country, formed of integrated pick and place, polishing, transfer, polythene coating and stacking units. Sheets are picked and transported between stations by vacuum lift and the polishing process is carried out on a multi head polishing machine before being transported to an in line protective coating station. This will be the first mirror polishing line to incorporate the whole process from start to finish.
The second investment is an additional circle polishing line to complement the current 2000mm wide machine which consistently works above capacity.Kirsty Davies-Chinnock, the Managing Director of PPS is keen to be able to optimise lead times on both of these sections to benefit their customer base and to service new markets.
Continuous investment is nothing new from PPS and with the two new lines ordered ahead of the company’s thirtieth anniversary in 2013 it is the biggest single investment made in their history, and has come at a time to facilitate an ambitious program of growth.Peter Davies, the Chairman and Founder of Professional Polishing Services looks back at their investment how the company has become the acknowledged market leader in mechanical surface finishing;
“PPS started life in the depths of a recession and everyone took delight in telling me the manufacturing base within the UK would fail within ten years. Yet since our inception PPS have invested more in new plant and processes than any of our competitors and despite the doom and gloom we have again secured traditional funding – proving that there is support for ambitious SME’s going forward. Committing to our largest capital investment on the eve of our thirtieth anniversary is something to celebrate and is a huge achievement for every individual with the Company. ”