PPE Presses Ahead to Meet Global Customer Demand

Increased Production Capacity Will Serve Customers Better

PPE Endura Cell

High performance seals manufacturer, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a Unit of IDEX Corp., has invested in new production equipment to meet growing demand for Endura seals by leading oil and gas companies around the world.

PPE specialises in standard and customised elastomer seals for demanding applications in the oil and gas industry as well as semiconductor manufacture, chemical and food processing and pharmaceutical manufacture. Through a combination of innovative elastomer compounding, seal design expertise and rapid, precision manufacture, the company is able to meet customers’ most challenging sealing needs.

Increased Production Capacity

New moulding press equipment was specified by PPE manufacturing engineers and installed at the Blackburn, UK factory in March. In procuring the presses, one of the company’s objectives was to increase production efficiency by reducing set-up-times. This has been achieved by an innovative combination of equipment configuration using magnet platens, and computer control; together delivering a 40% increase in available Endura manufacturing capacity. To operate the new moulding presses, production staffing has been increased by 5%.

Defining Exceptional Customer Service Standards

As a result of this significant capital investment, PPE is able to continue to provide its customers with unrivalled rapid delivery times along with exceptional quality and, where needed, customised seal design. The increased Endura production capacity is complemented by a high level of both pre-sales and post-sales technical support, ensuring PPE continues to set exceptional customer service standards.

Paul Gillyon, managing director at PPE, commented, “I am very pleased to be able to make this further investment in our manufacturing capabilities. As with all major capital investments, it is targeted at improving our operating efficiency as well as helping us serve our customers more effectively.”

PPE plans further investments later in 2011 to maintain its strong level of sales growth while still delivering excellent customer service.

Precision Polymer Engineering
Tel: 01254 295400
Website: www.prepol.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 17

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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