Increase efficiencies and boost capacity
Quickslide recently commissioned and installed a Schirmer CNC machine, as part of its ongoing investment in its Brighouse factory, systems and processes.
The new Schirmer cutting and prepping centre, which has been over a year in the making, has been engineered by Promac to meet Quickslide’s precise needs. At almost 100ft long it is set to take centre stage inside Quickslide’s cutting-edge factory, with its speed and precision designed to streamline production, increase efficiencies and boost capacity, the company said.
The CNC machine follows investment in two corner cleaners and two quad welders since the investment programme began 18 months ago. This has also been complemented by a further £280,000 outlay to expand the Quickslide vehicle fleet.
Quickslide has also recruited 38 new employees, including expert heads for its marketing, quality assurance, HR and customer service departments, as well as new engineers, fabricators, drivers, and members of the sales team.
A new online HR and health and safety system has been implemented, along with site improvements (for parking and loading) and the introduction of a Bupa employee assistance programme.
“We’re committed to continually improving all areas of our business, and we’re thrilled to be installing more specialist machinery which will enable us to increase our capacity while improving our quality and efficiency,” Quickslide’s managing director Ben Weber said.
“We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of product innovation and – owed to continuing demand for our market leading products, such as the new generation Legacy VS – we’re keen to future-proof our business for the next five to ten years.
“Our ongoing £multi-million investment means we’re now set to increase our manufacturing capacity significantly over the next few years, helping us to keep up with demand from our installer partners while maintaining the level of quality and service they have come to expect from Quickslide.”