Glastonbury-based Avalon Plastics is increasingly using robotic solutions from Wittmann Battenfeld UK as part of its ongoing business expansion.
Avalon Plastic’s injection moulding services for all manner of industrial sectors are well placed to secure an order book that is set to boost sales through 2020 and beyond.
The company’s Glastonbury site currently employs a team of 130 staff and the business is now set to add a new production wing, which will house at least nine manufacturing cells and will be completed by the middle of this year. Wittmann Battenfeld UK is the preferred supplier of the automation needs for this new capability.
Avalon has been sourcing Wittmann robots on a regular basis through the past 15 years. The arrival of the Wittmann Primus Robotic range in the past two years has proved to be a game-changer on the shop floor.
Tim Darley, Avalon Head of Engineering, said: “We have always valued Wittmann automation for the great build quality and attention to robotic engineering; together with excellent servicing. The Wittmann Primus robot option has continued to give us all of that – together with a very competitive price.”
Adrian Walters, WIBA UK sales engineer added: “We are delighted to continue to partner Avalon Plastics through its current expansion. The Primus robot is very popular here. We were very happy to recently supply two such robots in special white livery colours to Avalon.
“Naturally, we look forward to having the opportunity to assist Avalon with all of the company’s future equipment needs – potentially including moulding machines, ancillary equipment and Industry 4.0 based monitoring and production solutions.”