Miles Platts – 5 year investment programme
Future proofing our high precision production capability, Miles Platts have embarked on a five year upgrade program of 10 new moulding machines at our Leicestershire site; the first 2 Arburg machines arrived in December 2015. Miles Platts is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of precision technical mouldings in advanced high performance, flame retardant and glass filled engineering polymers. We operate across many industry sectors but have particular expertise in the coil-winding and E&E areas where high precision moulding, zero draft and tight tolerances are the benchmark.
The new investment will allow us to offer improved control of the moulding process giving higher repeatability and reliability for precise, tightly toleranced components. With Cpk values of 1.33 and higher being requested by customers it’s vital that the production equipment has this high level of capability. The enhanced level of control will bring around a reduction of in-process scrap and improve the effectiveness of the machines leading to an overall, higher output in a shorter time. The modernised capabilities of the machines will give them a higher capacity to cope with planned growth over the next 5 years. With plans to increase sales and serve new market sectors over the coming years this investment will allow us to attract new customers who are looking for high quality, forward thinking suppliers.
The Leicester, UK production facility, which employs 45 staff, is managed by Factory Manager, Mark Smith.
Mark said “This is the first stage of an investment programme which is targeted specifically at extending the capability and scope of products we can offer. We are focused on having the best people and machines to meet our customers exacting and evolving requirements. Recent staff additions in our in-house toolmaking capacity, quality and sales combined with these and other planned machine purchases will cement our position as a world leader in technical moulding”