Prolyte Group, a manufacturer of trussing and staging systems, has announced that it has just inaugurated its new, purpose-built factory in Piatra Olt, Romania.
Prolyte began relocating all its manufacturing facilities to Romania back in 2010 as part of a long-term plan. The commissioning of the new factory is the final phase of this plan, consolidating all of the company's European manufacturing capacity into a 5.000m2 facility, with expansion to grow to 16.000m2. The total group manufacturing capacity is expected to grow by 250 per cent.
The new production facility is accommodated with brand new automated production equipment, new welding jigs and state-of-the-art product lines. In addition, the building contains employee welfare and environmental systems, as well as an in-house training facility for welding personnel.
The bespoke factory, including all equipment, procedures and personnel has obtained a EN1090 certification in the highest execution class III and is further ISO 3834-2 certified by the International Institute of Welding.
Lambert Bouwmeester, Prolyte Group CEO, comments: "Prolyte has always been typified as market leader in production technology, which underpins our quality promise. We have pioneered some production firsts, such as automated jigging and robotised welding, these innovations will continue in our new factory.”
Mihai Hlihor, Prolyte Group COO, continues: ”It's very important to us to invest in Europe and to assure our customers that we have the most efficient production facility, meeting our exacting standards. We’re very proud to have achieved this in such a short time span.”
The new factory is up and running as of January 1st 2016, although the official opening is planned to be somewhere in spring, taking into account the sometimes harsh weather conditions in Romania during winter.