Leading supplier of tailored electrical solutions, Hager is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing at its UK factory with a series of significant investments to improve production at the site and facilitate further growth.
With its UK manufacturing facility and head office located in Telford, Shropshire, Hager employs more than 170 people. The business’ latest investment has seen it install a state-of-the-art combination punch/fibre laser machine – Hager’s third investment in three years totalling more than £1.8million.
The Amada EML2515-AJ combination punch/laser machine and RMP-3015 automation model uses a fibre optic laser to cut metal sheets at high-speed, with an automatic tool cleaner and other features to deliver continuous operation. Since its installation earlier this year, the Amada EML2515-AJ combination punch/laser machine has already delivered significant improvements to the productivity and adaptability of Hager’s manufacturing processes, reducing processing times, together with better utilisation of materials used, which has helped reduce the overall running costs of the machine.
Alongside its investment at the site, to help reduce its carbon footprint and as part of its sustainability objectives, Hager recently switched to a renewable energy supply. The move will include moving to 100% renewable electricity and gas. In addition, the company has also installed a number of electric vehicle charging points on site to support employees in switching to electric vehicles.
Martin Edwards, Operations Director, at Hager said: “We are incredibly proud of the journey our Telford manufacturing site has been on in the last 30 years. What started out as a warehouse with three assembly lines has grown significantly over this time, to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which now sees us operate around the clock to meet the needs of our customers.
“This could not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, and it’s important that we continue to invest in the site to ensure they are supported as the facility continues to grow.
“Investing in new equipment to help streamline the production process, and green energy to help tackle the wider issue of climate change, is absolutely key to securing the factory’s future for another 30 years.”
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