British manufacturing is set to get a boost after boiler manufacturer Hoval announced it is to establish a dedicated production facility for rotary heat exchangers at its Newark plant in Lincolnshire.
The new facility will allow Hoval’s UK operations to manufacture products to the same standards as the company’s existing factory in Slovakia. UK production will ensure customers benefit from shorter lead times and competitive pricing.
The commencement of local manufacturing for rotary heat exchangers follows a switch to UK production for the company’s range of plate heat exchangers in 2011. Hoval believes its investment in British manufacturing has been a significant factor in growing the company’s share of the UK market.
The introduction of new manufacturing capacity, has seen the company invest in additional equipment, including a new laser cutting machine. In addition to being used in the manufacture of rotary heat exchangers, the new cutter will also be used to support the manufacture of boilers and plate heat exchangers.
Separately, Hoval has announced that it will be attending the Association of University Engineers’ Conference in Bradford next week. Delegates will be able to find out more about Hoval’s range of high-efficiency gas, oil and biomass boilers, together with its portfolio of CHP and solar thermal products.