Omega PLC has announced its investment in more plant equipment, which will enable it to increase production while maintaining the "exceptional quality" that the business says it is synonymous with.
The Yorkshire-based kitchen manufacturer, which was founded in 1996, has once again turned to Homag Group AG, the world's leading provider of woodworking machinery and systems.
The decision comes three years after Omega overhauled its manufacturing machinery, swapping it in favour of Homag edgebanders, saws, drills, presses and CNC routing machines.
A growth in volume has sparked the desire to invest in a second Centateq P110 point-to-point drill, with the machine crucial for adding routing and drilling capacity to the production floor.
Alastair England, operations and production director of Omega, said: "Homag are a vital partner of Omega and are fully integrated into the business, ensuring that we have the best fleet of machines to meet our quality and growth plans for the future, all backed up with a class-leading support package. We believe that our very strong partnership, where over 95% of the machines in our factory are made by Homag, will make sure that we can achieve these goals".
Dr Daniell Schmitt, the new CEO of Homag Group AG, noted: "We find the growth plans of Omega particularly exciting and Homag are fully committed to supporting them in this. With these two new machines we can see the importance Omega places on ensuring that their production capabilities remain at the forefront of technology and that Omega have serious intent on where they want the business to go in the future".
Further to the installation of the Centateq, a new Sawteq B400 saw will also be installed in February. This will allow more efficient cutting of MFC for both doors and carcasses which will increase production capacity still further.
Pictured: Alastair England and Dr Daniel Schmitt.