Following the purchase of a second site for his growing fire door manufacturer business, Adrian Goldsbury, Owner of Door & Joinery Solutions Ltd, commissioned experienced wood waste extraction specialist, Dustraction, to design, build and install a new and highly efficient extraction system for his new factory and purpose-built spray room in Burton upon Trent.
Already running a dust extraction system and filtered spray area in his Leicester-based factory, Adrian had clear objectives on what he wanted his new extraction system to achieve. “Our second site is a complete replica of our unit in Leicester and includes the same machinery, manufacturing processes and materials list as its sister site,” he explained. “This put us in a good position to fully understand the kind of system we needed and the size of the fans and motors required by our machinery to fulfil the job well. It also gave us a good insight into the areas we wanted our new dust extraction system to improve on.”
Future-proofing the business was a key consideration for the 15-year-old company. “We had the foresight to purchase a second site off-plan three years ago. The business was growing and we didn’t want to start extending our lead times and turning business away,” admits Adrian. “We currently have the ability to manufacture 120 doors on an eight-hour shift. The introduction of our second site means we have the opportunity to double this figure. We needed a system that could not only cope with these numbers but would also continue to work just as effectively if we were to expand our production facilities and add more machines to our extraction system. We were also keen to see a reduction in running costs.”