Factory expansion project gathers pace

Tord Johansson
Tord Johansson

ROTOTILT has announced its plant extension project is entering Phase 2, with the finished shell now being filled.

The manufacturer confirmed in December last year that it was planning to increase its facility in Vindeln, Sweden, by more than 4,200 square metres.

The intention is enable the company to double production capacity. The expansion project started in Spring 2019 and is expected to be complete by Spring of 2020 and ready for commissioning before summer.

The move follows Rototilt more than doubling sales in five years. The firm has forecasted ‘continued strong growth’. 

The new area will be equipped for painting and assembly, and provide more space for machining in the existing part of the plant while optimising the production flow.

Rototilt production manager Tord Johansson said, “We will be attaining consistently higher product quality through a new final testing solution, more optimised processes for machining, painting and assembly, and even higher delivery precision. And this will also give us what we need for future production increases.”

The expansion is the largest investment in the company’s history and is estimated to cost SEK 160 million once everything is completed and the new facilities are fully equipped.

Rototilt CEO Anders Jonsson added, “We’re following an investment programme in which we’re monitoring long-term demand for our products along with market developments and the cyclical situation.”