Flush with new business, processor buys eight more presses


Sanitation and bathroom fixtures manufacturer Thomas Dudley, which molds many of the thermoplastic siphons, valves and overflow controls common to toilets and urinals, has purchased eight Wittmann Battenfeld injection molding machines for its Dudley, West Midlands facility, with the new machines replacing older ones from the same manufacturer.

The order for the British OEM was booked after finalization of technical details was completed at the K trade show, which ended last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mike Mohr, works director, plastics division, at Thomas Dudley, said that beyond the need to replace older machines, the company also wanted new machines to help it mold new products of a more technical nature, to help trim its maintenance and running costs, and because it needs presses it can trust with unattended lights-out processing during an unmanned shift from 23:00-06:00....
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