Expansion and Efficiencies to Benefit Customers - February 2013


Expansion and Efficiencies to Benefit Customers


In 2012, Advanced Chemical Etching made the decision to double its manufacturing capacity with an investment of over £1 million. The adjacent industrial units were acquired and made ready for the delivery of new production equipment that will be delivered and installed before the end of February 2013.

Known for its high OTIF (on time, in full) delivery levels the company is anxious to maintain its high levels of service by further reducing lead times and improve its quality performance

Maintaining Price Levels

“The expansion has provided the space to enable us to rearrange internal material flows which will inevitably lead to increased efficiency,” says Ian Whateley, ACE Managing Director. “We should also be able to benefit from economies of scale as our levels of activity increase.”

In anticipation of these benefits, ACE will not be following the current trend of increasing price levels in the foreseeable future.

Alan Rollason, Executive Chairman commented, “We have always endeavoured to offer outstanding value for money since the Company was formed 13 years ago and we are confident that this policy has fuelled our growth. Now, our planned expansion, coupled with our new process technologies for etching Aluminium and Titanium, will enable us to further enhance that value proposition.”