A Cwmbran manufacturing firm with just 35 employees has positioned itself as “the most innovative, the best equipped and the best performing” firm in its field thanks to a bumper new investment of £636,000 in plant and machinery at its new factory over the past 18 months.
KV Rollers is projected to increase its turnover by 15 percent this year with an increase in orders from companies across the globe over the past six months – from China to Carolina and from Inverness to Idaho - thanks to their investment in, among other things, a state-of-the art milling machine which is the only one of its kind being used in the UK.
The new equipment includes the Mazak VTC 820, a leviathan of a metal-milling machine, which has helped KV Rollers expand into supplying machine manufacturers as well as end users. The company received Local Investment Fund (LIF) financial support for the tooling for this machine from Torfaen County Borough Council. LIF, which ended in June 2015, was a flexible scheme which contributed towards the cost of items such as capital equipment, ICT and Marketing.
KV Rollers are now a one-stop-shop for metal components and specialist parts, having already established themselves as field-leaders in the design, production and refurbishment of industrial rollers, and in creating bespoke rubber compounds.
KV Rollers Director Kevin Lower says: “KV Rollers is moving into a new and exciting phase of its life as a result of major increased investment in the company and as a result of our continued commitment to a rolling programme of research and development.
“We are a small company in terms of personnel and approach – our clients have come to expect the personal touch from us and that approach will always be central to the service we offer.
“However, our products keep the presses, rollers and cables moving for more than 250 clients in the print, oil, food production and packaging industries around the globe. All of these industries are subject to continual change and development, and they are under pressure at all times to increase their productivity and efficiency. This recent investment allows us to help our customers stay ahead of the curve.”
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Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Iau 9th Gorffennaf 2015