UK factory investment

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "UK factory investment", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 29 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

UK factory investment

UK factory investment

Keywords: Becker Powder Coatings, Powder coatings, Growth

Becker Powder Coatings Ltd is thought to be one of the UK's fastest growing powder manufacturers. According to Becker, since its re-entry to the powder market in 1997, it has moved swiftly up the UK league table to take fifth place. Quality and service naturally has played a major part and Beckers' planned commitment to growth has included investment in the largest powder coatings sales force in the UK, backed by a highly competent and experienced technical service team, dedicated to helping customers achieve optimum efficiency and performance.

Plate 5 The new Becker Coatings factory being commissioned at Speke, Liverpool

As a result, current and planned growth is putting pressure on the present manufacturing facilities in Birmingham and Wimbledon, and a new factory is therefore being commissioned at Speke in Liverpool (see Plate 5). This significant investment will provide 8,000sq.m of high-rise factory space, which will house a complete range of modern equipment, including bonding lines for metallic and special effect powders. Research and development facilities, including a customer demonstration line, purchasing, logistics, sales and customer service functions, will all be at hand on site. Commissioning is to be phased throughout the year with first production scheduled midyear. Production and stocks will be transferred to Liverpool from the existing factories at Hall Green, Birmingham and Wimbledon during 2000.

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