As an on-going commitment to the quality of our products and the faith that we have in UK manufacturing, Dura have just taken delivery of an £850,000 machine that will help to further increase the quality of the systems we produce whilst increasing the performance and capacity in Plymouth.
Dura's latest commitment comes in the shape of a Salvagnini metal-bending machine, a formidable device that takes flat sheets of metal in at one end and turns out finished products at the other, including our award-winning cabinets and drawer systems.
Dura Managing Director Dominic Wishlade, still celebrating after winning the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise earlier this year, believes that now is the right time to invest in his workforce and in UK manufacturing in general.
"It's the first one in this country," says Dominic. "And it's giving us a dramatic increase in efficiency, because drawers that used to take 66 seconds to fold now only take 46.”
"It also gives us a lot more design flexibility, increased capacity and even more security for our workforce, who earned the Queen's Award by helping this company grow in what many businesses see as particularly challenging times."