EDGE Innovate recently saw the completion of one of the programs main goals, with the opening of a new 37,500 ft² factory at their Dungannon facility.
The new facility will see production capacity increase by up to 30%.
The facility houses a new stores area, a state-of-the-art paint shop and blasting facility complete with an automated blasting line. Through a close working relationship with their current paint supplier, the new paint shop facility will enable EDGE to achieve a much superior paint finish, leading to a more durable product for their customers.
Additional training coincided with a strengthened internal Quality Control system will guarantee an already high standard paint finish, first time, every time.
The new paint facility is controlled via an advanced PLC control system that will capture live data on production cycles. This process enables painters and fitters to get the correct colors and parts in place allowing for builds to move through the factory much more efficiently and increases productivity. EDGE state that “every aspect of the coating process is regularly audited by our internal team and paint supplier to ensure compliance to our now increased internal & customer requirements. With the imminent transfer to our state-of-the-art painting facility, we are confident that our investment will ensure EDGE remain market leaders and innovators”.
The new paint facility will see several environmental benefits. With shorter drying cycles & superior heat retention properties of the new paint booths installed; EDGE Innovate’s onsite energy consumption will be improved. Wastage generated via the painting process will also be greatly reduced, as too will the level of organic substance emissions.
Darragh Cullen, EDGE Innovate managing director commenting at the completion of the new factory, “With an ever-increasing customer demand for our products, it became abundantly clear that we needed to expand our manufacturing capacity. Having the ability to satisfy that demand was important, but so to, was the process of improving the quality of our products. This investment will allow EDGE to create a best in industry paint finish, allowing our customers to enjoy a much more durable product in the field”.
EDGE Innovate will now turn its attention to the expansion of their final assembly production facilities along with a new Customer Welcome Center to house their ever-expanding sales, marketing, and aftersales departments.