The materials silo is the latest in an ongoing phase of investment at West Yorkshire's Dugdale Ltd.
West Yorkshire-based PVC compounder, Dugdale Ltd, is finalising the latest phase of a £2million capital investment in the business to facilitate growth and expansion.
The latest installation saw a new materials silo and Battenfeld Cincinatti compounding machine delivered and commissioned, with a refurbishing of the premises and the housing of a new laboratory line - equipped with an integral small scale pilot/product proving compounding line -next on the list.
The investment has been made since the 2014 Management Buyout and is to be fully completed by the end of 2016.
The new owners have grown the Dugdale brand and PVC compound sales through the last three years. Current levels of customer needs see Dugdale formulating an average of 50 new PVC compounds per month.
Managing Director, David Outen, said that the investments come as the business focuses on cementing its reputation as PVC specialists. “Our core technical team has over 150 years experience of specifying and processing PVC based materials for a variety of applications,” he explained.
“The company does not dilute its resources or focus on a range of different polymers but concentrates on the versatility and cost performance of PVC, and we enjoy proving our expertise to our customers, supplying them from concept to complete material solutions, helping their processes and production at their place of manufacture and introducing them to new compounds and new possibilities via our constant product innovation strategy.”
Outen said Dugdale’s sustained growth over recent years demonstrates the success of the company’s commitment to customer service and the continual focus on development and technical service.
All eyes on Brighton
The new owners have committed Dugdale to Gold Sponsorship of the triennial PVC 2017 event in Brighton at the end of April 2017. “This is a key event for us,” continued Outen, “and we are delighted to once again support it and to network with our peers and our customer base.”