To help facilitate its ongoing expansion, the building chemicals manufacturer Bond It has made two six-figure investments, totally almost £500,000 into its production capabilities.
The business, which manufactures sealants, adhesives, tiling products, waterproofing compounds and other building chemicals, invested £250,000 into a new silicone and hybrid compounding plant and a further £200,000 into an additional high-speed, high-efficiency cartridge filling, packing and labelling plant.
Both investments have taken place at the company's main production and head office site in Elland, West Yorkshire and will enable Bond It to increase overall production volumes.
Bond It managing director David Moore said of the development: "The recent investments into our new silicone compounding plant and an additional cartridge filling, packing and labelling line will support that success and ensure our production infrastructure keeps pace with growing demand.
"The latest investments will also deliver significant commercial advantages both for Bond It as a business and for the rapidly expanding customer base we serve."
Specifically, Bond It will now be able to compound silicones in-house from base raw materials, rather than adopting the more widespread practice of buying and repacking pre-manufactured product from large chemical companies, frequently located overseas.
As well as streamlining supply chains and expediting the speed with which new product can be made available, this 'all in-house' capability gives Bond It greater control across every stage of the production process. It will enable the company to offer customers increased quality assurances and product traceability in keeping with its status as ISO 9001:2008 accredited business.
The investment of £200,000 into a filling, packing and labelling plant follows a previous investment of £250,000 in a similar plant in Q2, 2014. Like the earlier investment, the new plant is state-of-the-art and fully automated.
Concluding, Mr Moore added: "Bond It has ambitious plans for the future and the latest investments will play an important part in that. Further investments will take place over the coming months as we seek to build on our success, not just in the UK but on a truly global scale."