Atlantic Machinery: resisting current market downturn with turnover increase

Leading UK manufacturer of IGU equipment Atlantic Machinery Ltd. is continuing to fight the present market downturn registering a 30% turnover increase compared to the last quarter of 2008.
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Leading UK manufacturer of IGU equipment Atlantic Machinery Ltd. is continuing to fight the present market downturn registering a 30% turnover increase compared to the last quarter of 2008. This growth was supported by recent installations of Fully Automatic Dual Seal lines at Central Glass, Sheffield, Connaught Windows, Bournemouth and welcome export orders from North America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean as well as by ongoing sales of the Atlantic range of vertical washers, especially those for coated glasses. Atlantic IGU lines and glass washers are able to process glass up to 2500mm high and 19mm thickness, and stand alone washing machines can be easily upgraded to a full Semi or Automatic line at a later date. The company“s new high-speed computerized saw offers batching, optimization, ink jet printing and label printing functions. The improved Atlantic range of Gas Filling and testing equipment and PIB Extruders assists IGU manufacturers with Part 3 certification, while all Atlantic extruders are now PLC controlled to ensure fast accurate coating of frames and the 7kg models have auto spacer cavity selection. Atlantic has also successfully negotiated exclusive agencies for processing equipment, and now has available a range of wet and dry X-belt and shape arrissers with laser marking, vertical edgers and vertical laminate saws from the respected Czech manufacturer SULAK. Managing director Stuart Headington, comments: We were considering manufacturing such equipment but after doing our homework and looking at many manufacturers closely we are proud to offer the Sulak range of equipment to the UK marketplace, it is tried and tested over 20 years, the quality of components used and manufacturing standards made the decision to represent SULAK a no brainer. Ross Worrall, sales director adds Even in these tough times we are still investing in new products, marketing and skilled people, you simply have to if you want to stay ahead of the game.