20 May 2013
Professional Polishing Services Ltd were crowned ‘Manufacturing Champions’ at the Express and Star Business Awards 2013.
The award set out to find the Company that was innovative, organized and producing to a clearly defined goal as well as one that was investing in people, skills, and new technology.
Sponsored by UTC Aerospace Systems, Professional Polishing Services were chosen as the winner for their dedication to all these areas combined with the strong leadership of their Managing Director, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock.
Kirsty said “We are thrilled to be recognized for our hard work, particularly over the last few years. Being able to invest in new production lines means that we can accelerate our growth plans for the future.”
PPS have recently installed two new polishing lines, one of which is an automatic multi-head mirror polishing and coating line. This gives additional capacity to service the increasing demand for reflective finishes, particularly the bespoke ‘UltraBright’, which is produced to consistently high gloss levels. The new mirror polishing line will be the most sophisticated in the country, formed of integrated pick and place, polishing, transfer, polythene coating and stacking units. Sheets are picked and transported between stations by vacuum lift and the polishing process is carried out on a multi head polishing machine before being transported to an in line protective coating station. This will be the first mirror polishing line to incorporate the whole process from start to finish.
The second investment is an additional circle polishing line to complement the current 2000mm wide machine which consistently works above capacity.
Continuing to invest is very important to PPS and they are currently looking at a further plant investment, for later in 2013.