Current manufacturing capabilities have been significantly enhanced to include laser etching, UV printing and most recently water-jet cutting. The company has also invested heavily in a Solid Edge 3D design platform boasting four seats and it is envisaged that an Integrated Management Information System and Customer Resource Management software will follow shortly to establish a solid business operating platform.
The water-jet cutter recently purchased as new, is a high-end, fully automatic machine for use in our panel and foam production and this has brought enumerable benefits to the business and our products in terms of efficiency, accuracy, speed and design embellishments.
A key factor in purchasing the water jet cutter was having the capability to cut 200mm thick foam which is a stringent requirement for this technology and one that narrowed down our choice of partner. We now have this capability and this has given the Protechnic business a significant USP within the foam cutting industry.
Quality and customer service have always been at the forefront of our business ethos and the water-jet cutting process has allowed the business to maintain its competitive position commensurate with quality and product uniqueness. Reduced manufacturing times, improved material yield through a high end nesting software, improved product quality and greater design flexibility are all key factors to improving manufacturing lead times. These factors and reduced production times have helped us to provide an even better service to our customers.