Since the acquisition of Preformed Windings by Clyde Blowers in July 2014 we`ve seen a tripling in demand for our precision high voltage coils. To continue to meet this demand and further improve our industry leading quality and lead times, we are excited to announce a move in the second half of 2015 to a brand new facility.
Preformed Windings are investing over £2M to move to a new custom fitted facility a few miles from our current location in Sheffield, England.
The new facility is 90% larger than our current premises and will provide enough capacity for the next few years of anticipated growth. The new facility will be fitted with the latest cutting, straighening, looping, shaping and taping machines and has been designed using advanced value stream mapping and lean principles. This all adds up to a coil offering that`s already industry leading getting even better in terms of quality, service and speed of production.
Dedicated areas for high voltage coils, traction coil production, upgraded test capability and the ability to super fast-track coil batches to meet high voltage machine rewinds will all feature in the new facility. We are backing this up with investment to strengthen our ERP and CAD capabilities as well as staff recruitment and development.
Planning for the move is well underway with machinery purchased, plant layout optimised and recruitment/training conducted in readiness. We have a dedicated team managing the move, and have concurrency capability to ensure a smooth transition.
This new facility will enable us to fulfil all the coil needs of service and new machine customers also. If you haven`t used us before then we`d be happy for you to join our growing list of global customers who trust us to deliver quality, speed and precision.