Fuchs marches on with new investment

Posted on 02 Jun 2018 and read 253 times
Fuchs marches on with new investmentFuchs Lubricants UK (www.fuchs.com) is investing a substantial sum in a new raw-materials warehouse and new production equipment.

This comes less than a year after new ‘state of the art’ offices were built at the company’s base in Stoke-on-Trent, and it coincides with upgrades to its R&D technical centre.

Managing director Richard Halhead said: “This is a hugely significant project that will have fantastic benefits for the business.

"It will elevate the company to a unique position as the only lubricant manufacturer in the UK with this type of facility, firmly placing us at the forefront in the R&D, manufacture and distribution of lubricants in the UK and maintaining our pledge to continually build for the future.

"It all means that we are perfectly placed to fulfil the lubricant needs of all our customers in a vast range of sectors.”

The construction of a new warehouse with 4,000 pallet locations will allow Fuchs to significantly increase its capacity for raw materials, while enhancements to the production process include the introduction of a Fanuc four-axis robot arm that can simultaneously palletise boxes from three filling lines in 15 different configurations.

Building on the success of Fuchs’ recyclable 20-litre Lube Cube, the original Lube Cube machine has been joined by
a second automatic filling machine to support the increasing demand for this eco-friendly alternative to plastic.

Moreover, a 4-litre Lube Cube has been introduced, and a 5-litre version will be launched later this year.

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