Pland Stainless has announced the purchase of a new 4m Bystonic Fiber Laser machine to improve productivity at its Leeds based manufacturing unit. This represents the latest acquisition in what will total a £0.5m investment this year on improvements to its facility.
The machine has now been installed and was commissioned during July, half way through a year of celebrations as the business is currently in its 100th year on the same site on the Leeds ring road. This new high-speed laser cutting system enables precision cutting of the stainless steel raw material, improving both speed and accuracy of manufacture.
Steve Duree, MD said “The purchase of this machine represents Pland’s commitment to investing in new technology to enhance our British factory. Made in Britain is important to us and a growing number of our clients. This investment demonstrates our commitment to offering best in class products made right here in Yorkshire.”
The company design and manufacture a range of stainless steel products largely for the commercial sector. It supplies to the healthcare, sanitaryware, washroom, laboratory, education, catering, janitorial and secure accommodation market places. A growing and significant proportion of its business is made up of bespoke products where its technical team work with the client to design stainless steel products that deliver specific solutions, using its in-house CAD/CAM and 3D modeling technology.
Image shows: Glenn Sykes, new Laser Operator and Steve Duree, MD at Pland Stainless alongside the new machine installation.