Funding for innovative machinery is secured

Funding secured for innovative machinery - a paint drying machine at Wye Cylinder Engineering

Innovation is at the heart of what we do here at WCE. We are always looking into ways to improve our manufacturing process, products and customer service. The funding secured for innovative machinery we received, enabled us to streamline our paint drying process. Our current machinery was insufficient and meant we were losing value time and energy. It didn’t meet our high expectations and we needed a solution to overcome this.

We had previously approached Marches Growth Hub, to obtain a BEEP Grant in 2019. This 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. WCE secured funding for innovative machinery with a £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. We can now complete an extra 500 cylinders per week and it has created two new full-time jobs. We are very proud of the high quality hydraulic cylinders that we design and manufacture. This feels like another piece of the jigsaw! We can now 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

Cylinders in paint drying machine

Cylinder paint drying machine

Hydraulic cylinders in paint drying machine

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