PWS invests 250,000 GBP in worktops

30 Aug, 16

Water-jet machinery to enhance cutting precision and reduce lead times

PWS Worksurfaces has invested £250,000 in a water jet machine, to improve the precision and detail of cutting stone and reduce lead times. 

According to the company, the investment has been driven by a demand in ultra-compact materials such as Dekton, Neolith and Lapitech.

Last year, PWS celebrated the production of its 100,000th worktop, since the opening of its £10million facility in 2007.

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Manufacturing manager at PWS Worksurfaces Jeremy Redshaw commented: “The new water jet significantly speeds up the manufacturing process, which previously was carried out with a saw and CNC at much slower rates to avoid fracturing. The investment reaps significant benefits for our customers, not only offering enhanced design features, but representing a reduction in lead time from seven to five days.

“As one of the most advanced worktop production facilities in Europe, this latest investment of £250,000 delivers a piece of kit that is not readily available elsewhere. It sets us apart as a centre of excellence to produce this type of work with ultra-compact materials, which we believe will be an essential element of our manufacturing prowess in the future.”