Thorlux Makes Major Investment in its Factory
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Thorlux has invested in four new metal forming machines at its Redditch manufacturing facility. The multi-million pound investment has allowed the business to modernise its manufacturing capability as well as increase capacity. Three new Amada machines have been installed, an EMZ automated punching machine and two automated EML punching plus laser cutting machines, with one incorporating the very latest fibre laser technology.
“This investment has not only improved and streamlined our sheet metal facility, it also reaffirms our commitment to manufacture here in the UK, supporting UK families as well as the UK economy. These state of the art machines provide greater flexibility and reduce luminaire lead times, further strengthening our position as a leading UK lighting manufacturer” says Ian Mulhall – Manufacturing Director.
In addition to the Amada machines, a Leifeld SC310 automatic spinning machine has been procured to run alongside the current spinning section, where spinning is still carried out by hand. Luminaire reflectors and components have been hand spun in the Thorlux factory since the company’s inception in 1936. The addition of this new machine significantly improves the capacity helping to meet customer demand.