Throughout 2017, Bankside Patterson has invested heavily in machinery, IT and transport to ensure it continues to effectively meet demand for its comprehensive chassis solutions and provide its customer base with a seamless service.
Its latest acquisition comes in the form of the Trumpf TruPunch 5000, which is due to arrive and be installed before the end of the year.
During the past eight months, the Driffield-based manufacturer has already taken delivery of a Roll Forming Line, with its own dedicated material handling robot, which will help improve manufacturing efficiency, and a Trumpf Laser Cutter – the first of its kind delivered in the UK.
A Trumpf TruPunch and a Trumpf TruBend 7036 have also recently been installed. All pieces have been built to meet the company’s specific production requirements and will provide the flexibility to process a diverse range of parts, minimise set-up times and help increase productivity.
“We rely on our machinery 24/7,” explains Senior Sales and Commercial Manager Shaun Gadsby. “The new equipment has immediately increased capacity.
It has not only allowed us to enhance product quality and consistency, but also add features that we were previously unable to achieve. Running costs have also been lowered and material efficiency improved.”
As the market leader in the caravan chassis industry, we are always exploring ways to improve fabrication. These latest investments have armed us with greater capability and flexibility, allowing us to further this innovation process.
Bankside Patterson selected Trumpf as its preferred machinery supplier due to the site- support package. This guarantees that critical parts can be supplied in under 24 hours, thus minimising potential downtime in the unlikely event of a breakdown. There will also be lower noise levels and less atmospheric pollution due to it being a cleaner operation.
“Commercially, the increased capacity and other benefits mean we have the ability to take on more work and provide our customers with an even better level of service,” finishes Shaun.
This could be through shorter lead times, material savings and/or the introduction of new products to the market.