WCE Secures Funding for Innovative Machinery

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WCE Secures Funding for Innovative Machinery

Innovation is at the heart of what we do here at WCE and we are always looking into ways to improve our manufacturing process, products and customer service. We are constantly making improvements and one area we felt needed improvement was our paint drying process. Our current machinery was insufficient and meant we were losing value time and energy and it didn’t meet our high expectations, so we needed a solution to overcome this.

We had previously approached Marches Growth Hub, to obtain a BEEP Grant in 2019 which enabled us to invest in a new piece of machinery. This not only increased our productivity, but also accrued yearly energy cost savings and reduced almost 25 tonne of carbon a year.

Due to the previous success, it was natural for us to reach out once again, to see if any further support was available. Marches Growth Hub helped with a successful application and we received £20,000 grant from the Business Growth Programme (BGP2). This supported the purchase of our new £45,000 paint drying oven, from Unitech Engineering Ltd. This helped us achieve an increase in capacity and provide a better quality finished product to our customers.

Richard Williams, Managing Director comments

“We were extremely pleased to receive the grant, the addition of this new paint drying oven has enabled us to increase capacity by completing an extra 500 cylinders per week and has created two new full-time jobs. We are very proud of the high quality hydraulic cylinders that we design and manufacture, but this feels like another piece of the jigsaw and has enabled us to provide an even better end-to end service for our customers. We are extremely grateful to Marches Growth Hub and we look forward to working with them on future opportunities.”

For further details on Business Funding Opportunities contact Marches Growth Hub here

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Darryl Richardson