Process revamp leads to productivity boost

Thursday, 18th April 2013

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Associated Dental Products, based in Purton near Swindon, has installed new processing equipment which has enabled it to cut modelling waxes quick and more accurately.

The business manufactures modelling waxes and similar laboratory products for the dentistry market.

Graham Mayoh, managing director of Associated Dental Products, said: “Manufacturing each sheet of wax consumes quite a large amount of energy and time. We wanted to find a solution that would enable us to become more energy efficient and productive without compromising on the quality of our products.

“With the new equipment in place we have increased capacity by 70 per cent and recruited a dedicated shift manager to help manage the increased demand.”

Andrew Phillips, Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) adviser for Wiltshire, said: “Associated Dental Products had a clear vision for moving the business forward and with our support have been able to implement an innovative production process. It is particularly pleasing to see that the company is now exporting into new international markets.”

Associated Dental Products has 40 members of staff and a turnover of £2.5m. It plans to develop a second production line to expand its business in Asia and South America.

 

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