A Sheffield-based manufacturer has invested £85,000 in new spray equipment as demand grows for the business’ products.
Panel Systems, which manufacturers architectural, decorative and composite panels, has invested in two new adhesive spray booths costing £85,000.
The investment was for a fully automated, programmable system and a smaller manual booth for bespoke projects.
Panel Systems is based on Parkwood Industrial Estate and creates architectural composite panels which are used by window and curtain walling contractors to create facades for new and refurbished buildings.
The company also fabricates a wide range of external cladding boards such as Trespa, Eternit and Rockpanel to complement its architectural panel products.
Sue Stafford, operations manager at Panel Systems, said: “The new automated spray booth gives better control of spray pattern and adhesive.
“This will help enhance product performance when bonding panels and also ensures that minimal adhesive is wasted.
“The system is fully programmable and should save time and improve efficiency in our factory.
“The manual booth will give us greater flexibility to bond panels using bespoke adhesive to meet customer requirements.”
Less than two years ago, Panel Systems invested £180,000 in a new CNC punch machine to enable it to expand its metal fabrication services to customers.
This equipment meant that the company could create more complex pressed metal components from steel and aluminium.