td finishing are proud to be one of the country’s leading suppliers of industrial coating equipment. In fact, we have got decades of experience under our belts. As a result, we can provide power coating systems to a wide range of industries including furniture manufacturers.
Advanced Moulds was established in 1979 and later changed its trading name to Advanced Furniture. It was set up to manufacture and market a range of polypropylene stacking chairs. Eventually, in 2016 it outgrew its existing premises. So, the company relocated to a purpose-designed site at the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone in South Wales. The 100,000 sq ft factory has enabled Advanced to install a new TD Finishing Powder Coating facility. This consists of a conveyorized Colour Change booth and Curing Oven. The system operates at a speed of 1.8m/min and has a working envelope size big enough for the company’s largest desk that they manufacture.
In late 2019 Advanced Furniture approached us again to complete the second phase. This was to install an online Pretreatment and drying facility. We came up with a concept to integrate the plant into the existing powder coating plant with production downtime of only 5 days. We were to install the new pretreatment plant adjacent to the existing one whilst production continued. Then the plan was to preassemble the drying oven in an adjoining shop and position it when production was suspended. This gave a 9-day window to complete the exercise.
We completed the installation and commissioning in 4 days, being back into production 5 days ahead of schedule. Geraint Griffiths Advanced Production Director commented “TD Finishing has provided us with our new pretreatment facility that was not only in production ahead of time, but also on budget.” As a leading supplier of industrial coating equipment, we understand our customers needs when it comes to minimising interruptions to their production. Whether it is removing old equipment and replacing with new or upgrading an existing plant. We will always work with our customers to ensure realistic timelines are pre-planned and that we adhere to them.
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If your company is looking for a powder coating or a paint finishing system, or they are looking to upgrade or invest in something new, contact us today. During these uncertain times td finishing are continuing to work, supplying and supporting all our valued customers. Many of which are doing great work in essential industries around the UK.
Head to our website today for more information on our industrial coating equipment, or call +44 (0)121 520 8884 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Curing Oven Replacements.