Ritherdon have invested in a new press brake to increase our capacity and flexibility when organising production on the shop floor. The new machine will allow us to bend any of the products we make on all four machines meaning we can easily change production plans when the need arises. This change will lead to lower lead times and increased manufacturing efficiencies.
MD Ben Ritherdon comments on the investment during what has been a very strange year.
‘Contrary to what you’d expect, Ritherdon has been very busy, and we are keen to increase our capacity. We have finished a record-breaking sales year and are pushing ourselves to beat our sales targets this 2021’.
We are saying goodbye to a trusty and reliable Bystronic/Edward Pearson machine and welcoming a new, Bystronic CNC Hydraulic Press Brake. Works Director John Wright and Production Supervisor Nigel Ormerod have chosen the model Xpert Pro 100/3100 Extended in the Dynamic Edition, for its speed and accuracy.
Nigel adds, ‘This machine adds to our flexibility, you see at Ritherdon, we encourage multi-skilling and the lads’ train to move around the different works stations’.