Penn Elcom invests in Washington plant
WORLD: Flight case and rack manufacturer, Penn Elcom, has announced that following the launch of its global online sales platform, the company has continued to invest heavily into its production process. A range of new equipment has been installed at its Washington-based headquarters over the last 18 months, including new metal brake presses, plastic injection moulding machines, riveting assembly lines and machinery to enhance processes like wood laminating, PVC / HPL, zinc plating and powder coating. There have also been upgrades to the warehousing and distribution departments.
The various manufacturing processes have also been consolidated under one roof, which Penn Elcom says gives it a higher degree of control over its products, which guarantees quality control. ‘It also makes the company versatile, agile and responsive to client needs, stated David Brown, MD of Penn Elcom UK.
The 7,900m2 Washington plant is divided between manufacturing and warehousing and employs 133 full time staff, out of a total of 194 in the UK.