Futher investment for Vertik Al

The latest stage of investment by Vertik-Al saw the installation of a second Magic Compact horizontal powder coating plant at the company’s Birmingham-based facility, in 12 months.

Commissioned at the end of January, the new line is already showing improvements in powder consumption and efficiency. The quality of the application and finish of matt, gloss and textured coatings is excellent.

The new powder coating plant was purchased from Gema UK as part of Vertik-Al’s continuous investment strategy and programme of asset management.

Speaking on behalf of Gema UK, business manager, Leon Hogg said: “We are pleased to have installed a second advanced solution into Vertik-Al. The project was delivered, installed and commissioned in under 10 days, and allowed Vertik-Al to maintain delivery continuity to their customer base.

“The benefits from the new plant were obvious from the start, the new control system is a pioneering interface for Smart Factory and offers excellent data visibility for the production team, this promotes line optimisation allowing Vertik-Al to work extremely efficiently, without compromise. The advanced automation of the powder recovery circuit delivers the fastest colour change in its class, alongside stable powder output.”

Vertik-Al remains the only applicator in the UK and Ireland to hold the GSB International quality seal for Approved Coated Aluminium. It is also one of a handful of applicators to boast membership of the product certification scheme, QUALICOAT.

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