Coventry-based Sarginsons Industries is allocating a portion of its capital to establish robots in its facility.
The investment follows a recent joint venture with JH Lvender & Co. LTd and BSC Ltd and the appointment of new joint managing directors Anthony Evans and Roy Sims.
?Even though we have an established heritage we are very much a forward-thinking company with innovation continuing to remain at the core of everything we do. It is therefore essential that we channel ongoing investment into our people and facilities,? said Anthony Evans.
The investment includes the purchas of two LPM automated diecasting machines, which will by delivered in July, as well as a KUKA 6-axis KR100 robot routing and sawing cell. The cell will reduce cost of removing non valve adding operations from the finishing process.
Over the next couple of months, and alongside the new machines, Sarginsons is also installing four electric environmentally friendly furnaces in its gravity foundry. A further four furnaces are scheduled for installation later in the year to not only help reduce CO2 but also annual operating costs.
Established in 1930 and employing more than 90 people, Sarginsons Industries serves a diverse customer base, including Aston Martin, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover.
As well as the automotive sector, the company also works across the petro-chemical, energy and engineering sectors with clients including Rotork, Bosch, JCB and Caterpillar. In the future it is hoped that Sarginsons? capabilities in low pressure diecasting will enable the company to expand into emerging markets, including renewable energy which critically looks for precision-led technology that is both cost effective and carbon sensitive.