Welland Medical, a British manufacturer of stoma care appliances, has unveiled a new, state of the art piece of machinery.
The latest edition to Welland Medical's automated manufacturing portfolio is a pivotal investment for the company as they expand their manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for their innovative range of stoma care solutions.
The Manor Royal based company took delivery of the new multi-million-pound machine in November 2018 and following an extensive build and validation programme at their purpose built manufacturing facility, the UK built machine, which is exclusively designed for Welland Medical, was introduced into full production in January 2019.
The introduction of this fully automated machine could not have come at a better time for Welland Medical after a record-breaking 2018 saw the company manufacturing 24 hours a day to produce over 20 million stoma pouches for patients around the world, a remarkable 16% increase on 2017.
As sales continue to grow the company's Operations Director, David Margetts, commented: "This machine provides us with the much-needed additional capacity we require to support us through a period of sustained high sales growth." David Margetts went on to say: "Investment in new machinery is vital as we look towards safeguarding our future as one of the leading ostomy brands in the UK and worldwide and our investment does not stop here.
During 2019 several large automation projects will come to fruition combined with the addition of further cut and print technology, which will see us become an even more efficient and effective manufacturing force who is well placed to support our growing network of worldwide distributors."