Beatson Clark: investments in machinery

Leading glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has announced a new GBP 1 million plus investment in machinery for its glass manufacturing facility in Rotherham.
Italian company Bottero Glass Technologies h…

Leading glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has announced a new GBP 1 million plus investment in machinery for its glass manufacturing facility in Rotherham. Italian company Bottero Glass Technologies has constructed the new K25 machine for Beatson Clark. Bottero is one of the most important manufacturers of machinery for the glass industry worldwide and the K25 is the first of its type in the world, using proven electronic technology to form the products and giving greater control of the process. The machine has just passed inspection in Italy by Beatson Clark production manager Tim Swetnam and is now being disassembled, prior to shipping to the UK. Installation in the Beatson Glass Works is expected to take two weeks. The new machine replaces the old model that came into service in 1996 and while the old machine is still performing to a high standard, the opportunity is being taken to install the latest model, which will give us a greater quality control than ever before, said Swetnam. The new machine allows for the product forming process to be more controllable, precise and repeatable and also incorporates a revolutionary design for blank cooling. Tim added All our machine operators will be receiving extensive training on the new machine, lead by our hot end trainer who has spent time with Bottero in Italy to ensure a quality output from day one. Dawn Pugh, marketing manager for Beatson Clark said: The K25 is all part of our policy of continuous investment in new machinery and technology and by improving our facilities at Rotherham we can meet our customers“ requirements, ensuring their products stand out amongst their competitors. Dawn continued: Beatson Clark has always been committed to its customers and providing them with an unrivalled level of service. We feel that this significant investment will ensure our customers of continuity of supply combined with the high quality, flexibility and design innovation they have come to expect from Beatson Clark. This latest machine comes in the wake of a GBP 2 million investment announced by the company in May and reinforces Beatson Clark“s leading position as one of the most important glass manufacturers in the UK.