Bunting officially opens extended Bunting-Redditch facility
After twelve months construction work, The Bunting Groupofficially opened the extended Bunting-Redditch facility. The revamped facility includes additional manufacturing and storage space, a new Customer Experience Centre, and a third floor of offices.
The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham, and Berkhamsted, both in the United Kingdom.
"Despite delays and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is already providing the additional space needed to fulfil the growth in orders," said Simon Ayling, Bunting's European managing director.
The facility investment program increased both the manufacturing floor and office space by 50 percent. The additional manufacturing space is already being utilized by the production team, manufacturing large orders such as a recent export project for one eddy current separator and three large ElectroMax Overband Magnets.
The staged construction work started with the replacement of the entire roof of the manufacturing plant. The next stage involved extending the manufacturing and stores areas. The final work focused on a new third floor of offices and a new Customer Experience Centre where customers undertake tests on a wide range of magnetic separators, metal detectors, and electrostatic separators.
The centre also features one of the most advanced laboratories for magnetic and electrostatic separation in the world. Companies processing and mining minerals, and recycling waste materials, send samples to the laboratory for controlled tests. The tests demonstrate what separation is possible, ultimately leading to the purchase of production-sized magnetic and electrostatic separators.
The new centre is 300 percent larger than the previous testing area, incorporating an extended range of laboratory-scale equipment to handle the increased demand for material tests.
The Customer Experience Centre features designated areas for both wet and dry testing on both high-intensity magnetic separators and electrostatic separators.
"The facility expansion ensures we are able to meet the growing demand for our separators," explained Simon. "We have a facility that accurately reflects our position as a global force in material separation technology."