Housewares manufacturer What More UK has invested £750,000 in two new state-of-the-art fully automatic bakeware machines, which will not only speed up production of its products but will do so in a more environmentally-friendly way.
The machines will double capacity, enabling the company to produce 8,000 baking trays in a 10-hour shift (over 13 a minute). Last year What More UK finished on double-digit growth and it aims to improve on that achievement in 2020.
What More UK director Tony Grimshaw OBE commented: “As a leading manufacturer of housewares, cookware, and bakeware, it’s important for us to lead the way in creating products in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. We want to do our bit, and also to encourage other companies to follow suit.
“We are very pleased that British-made products are fast becoming the starting point for UK retailers. What More UK is more than ready to accept their orders, along with those from our many overseas customers.”
Garry Ireland, operations director of What More UK, added: “We have the Rolls Royce of equipment here; it’s important we can deliver the best possible products in the shortest amount of time. The new additions are fantastic. They have a much lower carbon footprint and a quicker running time than the previous machines. That means more productivity, more efficiency, and less waste.”
L-R: Kevin Allum, Iain Sellic, and Garry Ireland