Multi Million Euro Factory Investment Complete.
Keltech has now completed a multi-million-euro transformation of its operations based at the IDA Industrial Park, Waterford city. The contract manufacturing partner which supplies customers in; Ireland, the UK, Mainland Europe and the USA , has announced the completion of the 2 year investment programme.
Director of Business Development Seamus Lawlor “This is a game changer for existing and potential clients, it offers the market unrivaled capacity potential. Keltech has almost doubled it’s manufacturing footprint to 160,000 square feet under one roof. In doing so we have also invested heavily in the key processes of: Cutting, Bending, Welding, and Painting”.
The Capex investments in the latest cutting and bending technology now enables the business to process much more sheet steel tonnage however its the investment strategy in welding and painting which will provide Keltech with the market edge Seamus explains.
“Welding is one of industries biggest bottlenecks at the moment. The newest section of our plant K3 (a 40,000 square feet space) is now fully operational with the sole purpose of creating “World Class Welding Capacity”.
The section houses our Advanced Robotic Welding Technology. 2 brand new Valk robotic welding centres with a 3rd to follow in the coming months.”
K3 also offers our certified welders the ideal environment to carry out their craft. State of the art air fed weld PPE, lifting equipment, hall extraction, Fronius pulse welding plants combined with the world class training programme we facilitate on site.
The now crowning glory of Keltech’s operation is our purpose built Powder Paint Plant. The newly commissioned plant dubbed “KWrap” is one of the most innovative coating solutions available on the market.
Seamus Explains “Our customers products are constantly exposed to the harsh elements of nature. It could be a Generator working in an Australian mine, a 20 Tonne Excavator operating on the German Autobahn, or a Street Side Cabinet in a city center; driving rain, dust, sand and sunlight are unforgiving forces that wear on paintwork all year around.
To uphold the paint quality and performance year after year, it is absolutely crucial to provide an effective anti-corrosion surface protection. KWrap is a technologically advanced and environmentally friendly pre-treatment followed by a single or double layer of powder paint.
When I talk to customers the message is very simple “Our Paint, Your Brand”. Paint is almost always the top priority for customers, this investment firmly cements our position as market leaders.”
With the investments now in situ Keltech are targeting further growth in the coming 2-3 years. “There is major opportunity in the market that we are hoping to capitalise on now” Seamus concludes.
“We see increases in areas such as the Full Fibre infrastructure rollouts which drive huge demand for our cabinets, also in the Green Technology space where there is higher needs for EV Charging Stations, Energy Storage Systems, Heat Pumps and so on. We have created the capacity; now its time to sell it.”
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