2017 has been a record year for Universal Converting Equipment with sales 60% higher than in 2016, which was also a record year. This development has been driven by the rapid growth in sales of the Universal X6 slitting machine. To accommodate this growth, Universal have recently purchased an additional manufacturing unit on the same industrial estate and are actively looking for a further unit. Although the new unit is only 8,000 square feet, it has allowed the manufacture of subassemblies and automatic CCA core cutters to be moved out of the main production area.
Commenting on the expansion, Alan Jones, Managing Director, said “Sales of the Universal X6 slitting machine have been tremendous over the last two years and we are set for another year of growth next year. The additional building together with some re-organisation of our existing buildings will allow the manufacturing area to be increased by 50%. We are currently negotiating for another similar building as we can see ourselves outgrowing the space again. The Universal X6 slitter rewinder is available with a complete package of automation systems to maximise both quality and productivity whilst being simple for the operator to use. We have exciting plans to continue this development of automation systems to ensure our machines offer the highest productivity available. These systems have been cost engineered so they become the standard systems for most of the machines we produce. Offering FREE lifetime on-line and telephone support has given our customers the assurance that if they have any problems in the future they can call on us for help without any upfront costs or contracts. The result of this friendly approach and the high quality machinery has been multiple orders from several of the major global flexible packaging companies.”