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Modplan invests for its next stage of growth

Trade fabricator Modplan has just completed a largescale investment in 12 new fabrication machines from Avantek to support its next stage of growth. The machines have been installed across Modplan’s multiple production facilities enabling the company to continue to deliver the outstanding quality and efficiencies that support its customers businesses.

Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of Modplan, said: “There were two reasons for the investment. Firstly, we wanted to update machines that were reaching their end of life and replace them with more technologically advanced models. Secondly, we wanted to expand our operations. Our overall goal was to ensure that we could continue to offer the best in product quality with exceptional manufacturing efficiencies.”

The machines include quad welders and corner cleaner, 5 head fully automatic welder, 4 headed fully automatic welders, two-head uni welders, bead saws and corner transom cleaners.

The machinery is part of a wider programme of investment for Newport-based Modplan, which has included setting up a dedicated factory for its popular Flush Sash Windows and an internal Control Hub that gives real-time information on the status of every order in all its manufacturing sites.

The investment across the business reflects Modplan’s ongoing commitment to its customers. Heidi commented: “Quite simply, we are nothing without our customers and everything we do is driven by what they need. It’s why we planned the investment and installation meticulously for a seamless integration into the business. We continue to set stringent KPIs across the business and monitor them to ensure they are met. And it’s also why we rolled out the internal Control Hub to maintain our schedules for improved customer communications.”

It all means Modplan offers a reassuring level of reliability that its customers appreciate.

Modplan’s customer focus is refreshing and is one of the many reasons that it has been in business for nearly 50 years.  And despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the company is gearing up for its next phase of growth.

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