Naylor Drainage Ltd, a subsidiary of Naylor Industries plc, has made a further investment in the company’s in-house plastics moulding division by installing its first Borche 500t machine.
Naylor is a 4th generation family business founded in 1890, which manufactures a wide range of drainage products in both plastic and clay for supply to the building and civil engineering industries. The Naylor group has a current turnover of some £50m, employs 380 people and has six UK manufacturing sites- half in the Barnsley area, the others in Cheshire, Scotland and the West Midlands. The Naylor group is also an active exporter, with sales onto every continent and into 65 different markets.
Naylor’s in-house moulding facility already houses five existing moulders up to and including 440 tonnes; these use 100% recycled polypropylene to manufacture various products for Naylor’s clay and plastics divisions. The new Borche moulder will be used to produce connectors, access chambers and a new range of environmental components.
This further investment by the company was made to increase efficiency in the manufacturing process and create additional production capacity to support Naylor’s sales growth. Equally however, the Naylor group is very aware of its wider environmental responsibilities and investing in the new Borche 500t machine meets both objectives for the company. The machine’s energy efficiency is attributable to the servo controlled hydraulics which result in a dramatic reduction in electricity consumption and cooling requirement as compared to older existing machines.
Mark Grimes, Naylor’s injection moulding manager commented: “We evaluated a number of machines and suppliers before selecting Borche. The combination of a high spec machine together with excellent service and technical support and massive savings on energy reductions finalised the deal. The machine was delivered on time and we have been delighted with the performance to date”
Naylor are currently evaluating further investment in terms of plant and facilities in anticipation of further growth in 2016.