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Brightwell rises to the challenge
For the past two years, raw materials and energy have been subject to ongoing cost increases, which ultimately has led to higher prices. With the global economy remaining unstable, global dispensing solutions provider Brightwell has looked into alternative ways to keep its costs under control.
One of the key areas reviewed in order to offer a more sustainable cost/quality ratio is the moulding process. Some 90% of the company's products are manufactured in-house and this includes the injection moulding of all plastic components, which allows the company to closely analyse and monitor its key component costs. These calculations have enabled Brightwell to take measures to introduce several cost reduction programmes which will ultimately assist it in offsetting some of the increased costs.
Investment has been allocated to support the updating and replacement of some of the plant's oldest moulding machines. Modern mould machines are very energy efficient, fully programmable, faster and consequently reduce the relative cost per unit. The redundant machines will be dismantled, parts will be kept as spares and any non-viable pieces will be recycled.
This significant investment is part of a three-year customer-oriented project of overall enhancement of production efficiency, quality control and sustainability. Brightwell is actively assessing all departments and undertaking measures to match the responsible requirements of ISO14001.
Picture shows: Delivery of a new energy efficent 270T moulding machine
7th July 2011