Prolyte Group, has announced, that it has just inaugurated its new, purpose-built factory in Piatra Olt, Romania. By opening this ultra-modern manufacturing location, Prolyte reaffirms its vanguard position.
Prolyte started to translocate all its manufacturing facilities to Romania as part of a long-term plan in 2010. The commissioning of the new factory is the final and most important phase of this plan, consolidating all its European manufacturing capacity into a 5.000 sq metre facility, with expansion room till 16.000 sq metre.
The new production facility is accommodated with brand new automated production equipment, new welding jigs and state of the art product lines. In addition, the building contains industry-leading employee welfare and environmental systems, as well as an in-house training facility for welding personnel.
The complete bespoke factory, including all equipment, procedures and personnel has obtained a EN1090 certification in the highest execution class III and is further ISO 3834-2 certified by the International Institute of Welding.
The total group manufacturing capacity will grow by 250%, which is vital for the continued world wide sales expansion.
Lambert Bouwmeester, Prolyte Group CEO, commented: “Prolyte has always been typified as market leader in production technology, which underpins our quality promise. We have pioneered some production firsts, such as automated jigging and robotized welding, these innovations will continue in our new factory.”
Mihai Hlihor, Prolyte Group COO, continued:” It’s very important to us to invest in Europe and to assure our customers that we have the most efficient production facility, meeting our exacting standards. We’re very proud to have achieved this in such a short time span.”
Prolyte is confident that the new facility will cement its position as market leader in terms of volume, quality and global network reach, as well as giving a solid foundation for its continued international expansion.
The new factory is up and running as of 1 January 2016. The official opening is planned to be somewhere in spring, taking into account the, sometimes harsh, weather conditions in Romania during wintertime.