Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

Whitford opens new facility to meet growing customer demands

November 6, 2012

Whitford, manufacturers of fluoropolymer coatings, has moved its UK facility to a larger property to ac-commodate growth over the past years, as well as to provide room for continued expansion.

Whitford Ltd.’s new building offers 78,000 square feet of total space; twice that of the old building. The manufacturing space is 70% larger. The labo-ratory has 90% more space, and the office area has doubled.

Whitford has also made significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment in the new laboratory and quality-control areas. Additionally, extra space in the manufacturing area allows for improved efficiency, influenced by Lean Manufacturing Principles and a Kaizen culture. Updated stock-control systems have been developed to meet growing customer delivery expectations.