The precision engineering company Renishaw has completed a 66,000 sq ft refurbishment of production space at its Miskin site, near Cardiff, South Wales. The new area will provide additional capacity for assembly which includes a new surface mount electronics line and a dedicated area for the production of additive manufacturing machines.
The company purchased the 193 acre site from Robert Bosch in 2011 for £7.7 million and started a single-shift of production in May 2012 following a further £7.5 million investment in the first phase refurbishment and the purchase of 17 CNC metal cutting machine tools. The first phase area is now operating with three shifts and is used to make metal components for a range of precision measurement systems used in industrial applications.
The refurbished areas feature full air-conditioning, ceiling structures designed to reduce noise, and state-of-the art extraction systems to eliminate airborne contaminants.
Manufacturing director Gareth Hankins said, “One of the key aims with all of our manufacturing facilities is to build a pleasant place to work, but also to achieve the wow factor. Every year we play host to visitors from across the world, and whether potential customers, potential employees, politicians or the general public, we think it is important to present a positive image of manufacturing.”
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