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21st July 2017
Rangemaster Sinks increases capacity to cope with consumer demand
Rangemaster Sinks & Taps has invested £1.2million in a new sink press at its manufacturing facility in Long Eaton. The additional machinery is set to increase capacity of its stainless steel range by 50%, as well as improve overall efficiencies throughout the production line.
The new equipment is part of an ongoing programme of investment for the company and a response to an upsurge in demand. In particular, there has been a growing trend for more geometric designs, so the new press encompasses electronic shimming technology, which allows more complex shapes to be formed from the high grade stainless steel sheets.
"Our wide selection of sinks has proved very popular in recent months, with our latest on-trend Arlington and Senator models outperforming others in the stainless steel range," reveals David Thacker, marketing manager at Rangemaster Sinks & Taps. "Certainly, we predict a shift in consumer demand towards these more dramatic styles of sink, and the new machinery allows our product team to be even bolder with their new designs.
"We already have several new models in the pipeline that will benefit hugely from the new press and its capabilities."
The technology in the new machinery also eliminates the risk of wrinkles and cracks by electronic control of the material flow. Plus, it offers a deeper draw when compared to a more conventional system, resulting in less tension and a smaller grain size in the finished product.
All Rangemaster sinks are regularly tested by independent inspectors to guarantee that they are manufactured to the highest standards. The facility at Long Eaton has been a centre of excellence for stainless steel fabrication for over 80 years, with a reputation for producing high quality sinks. In addition, the factory also manufactures cooker components for other brands in the AGA Rangemaster Group, including AGA, Rayburn, Falcon and Mercury.
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