Miller time: £1.5m investment boosts production

Miller - investment in four robot welding cells to optimise capacity during busy trading periods

MILLER has announced an investment of almost £1.5 million in overhauling its UK manufacturing plant.

The attachments specialist says the “substantial investment” focuses on three key areas – productivity, service level and lead time reduction.

Following the initial investment this summer, some areas have already seen a significant increase in productivity. The firm claims this is set to increase further as three additional new robots will be installed in the factory before Christmas – two plasma cutting machines and a dynamic parts storage system designed to increase manufacturing productivity.

Mike Askew, managing director at Miller, said, “This initial investment, which is part of a major long-term plan designed to guarantee that we can continue to provide high quality, competitively priced attachments. It demonstrates our commitment to manufacturing in the UK. Continual investment in our product range and manufacturing processes is vital to ensure we’re able to meet the needs of our customers while remaining competitive in a global marketplace.

“We’re looking firmly ahead now and by creating a lean and efficient manufacturing process, we are confident that we’re ready to tackle any future challenges head on.”