Dextra invests in future

(UK) – British lighting manufacturer purchases three metal working machines from Italian machine tool producer Salvagnini.

In line with long standing policy of investing in British manufacturing, Dextra has purchased three highly efficient metal working machines produced by its long standing supplier partner, Salvagnini S.p.A., the Italian machine tool producer. While the new S4 punch and 3.2-metre P4 folder are replacement for aging equipment, the high capacity S2 punch is additional. The company currently operates the only other S2 in the UK.

Already in 2015, an additional high capacity compactor has been installed to cope with increased volume for group subsidiary Dexreco Recycling and the R&D division is recipient of a new integrating sphere required for the accurate testing of in-house produced LEDex light engines.

The recent acquisition of an adjacent property and planning permission allows for a purpose built HGV vehicle maintenance area and the installation of equipment to allow the company to be self-sufficient in packaging.

Total expenditure is likely to be in the region of £2.5million and will be funded from the company’s own resources. All of the above will be operational by February 2016.