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Premier Forest makes major investment

 Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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Premier Forest Products has recently made an investment in machinery to fuel its production capabilities. All around in branches like Duchy Timber and Merlwood Timber, it has invested £1million in equipment. The company has taken this initiative to increase their production so that they can serve a larger group of customers.

The technologically improved and new machineries that were installed earlier this year, has already doubled the production at the company’s manufacturing sites in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. This time the company again moves forward with better investment for greater business expansion. The new machinery, supplied by global specialists Weinig, includes a Powermat 1500 moulding machine which can cut widths up to 300mm, and a Powermat 700 moulding machine.

The newly installed machines are very flexible and they can be used to make various timbre mouldings. This includes cladding profiles, skirtings, architraves, door frames, stair components, and door liners in both hardwood and soft wood. Terry Edgell, Co-founder & CEO of Premier Forest Products pointing out the advantage of the investment states, “Our in-house manufacturing facilities mean that we have complete quality control and the capacity to ‘turn up’ production to meet volume orders for our customers. Together with our nationwide-wide distribution network, we can quickly turn-around orders and deliver in volume, across the UK,”

The company has purchased various other machineries like the Rondamat 960 grinder/profiling machine, which will help to make templates for profiles. These templates once made can be used repeated for large community projects. Premier Forest has also brought an Opticontrol measuring stand which is used to accurately measure the tool cutters. It has purchased Unicut P3 crosscut saw which has more than doubled Premier’s capacity to accurately crosscut timbers to length. All these machineries together boost the confidence of the company making it more capable. Therefore, Terry Edgell rightly says, “We’re now in the position that we can work with customers to support anything from bespoke, specialist renovation jobs to full-scale construction projects such as hotels, schools, apartments and housing sites. Our timber is sourced from responsibly managed forests, so we meet the stringent environmental requirements of modern building projects.”

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