Universal Converting Equipment expands with additional manufacturing space

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Sales increase driven by rapid growth in sales of the X6 slitting machine

Universal Converting Equipment has purchased additional manufacturing space to support a rapid growth in sales, attributed to success with its X6 slitting machine.

Universal Converting Equipment has reported sales 60 percent higher in 2017 than in 2016, which itself was a record year.

To accommodate this growth, the company recently purchased an additional manufacturing unit on the same industrial estate it currently operates from in the UK, and is actively looking for a further unit. Although the new unit is only 8,000 sq ft, it has allowed the manufacture of subassemblies and automatic CCA core cutters to be moved out of the main production area.

Alan Jones, Universal Converting Equipment managing director, said: ‘Sales of the Universal X6 slitting machine have been tremendous over the last two years and we are set for another year of growth next year.

‘The additional building together with some reorganization of our existing buildings will allow the manufacturing area to be increased by 50 percent. We are currently negotiating for another similar building as we can see ourselves outgrowing the space again.

‘The Universal X6 slitter rewinder is available with a complete package of automation systems to maximize both quality and productivity whilst being simple for the operator to use. We have exciting plans to continue this development of automation systems to ensure our machines offer the highest productivity available. These systems have been cost engineered so they become the standard systems for most of the machines we produce.’