Global earthmoving attachments specialist, Miller, has invested almost £1.5 million overhauling its UK manufacturing plant.
The substantial investment has focussed largely on three key areas – productivity, service level and lead time reduction, which centralised on competitive bucket manufacture. This will ensure that the industry will continue to be serviced by a UK company with an absolute commitment to maintaining the highest standards of bucket manufacture here in the United Kingdom.
Following the initial investment this summer, some areas have already seen a significant increase in productivity; this is set to increase further as three additional new robots will be installed in the factory before Christmas.
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In July 2013, the Liebherr Group began construction of a new logistics centre near Kirchdorf an der Iller (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). In future, this will be the point from which spare parts for Liebherr earthmoving machinery will be supplied around the world. In the long term, spare parts logistics for other construction machinery divisions of the Group will also find its home here.
It is currently anticipated that the first building extension phase will be completed in the third quarter of 2014. This phase covers, for example, site development, erection of a logistics warehouse over an area of approx. 47,000 m² as well as the construction of a separate administrative building. The site should be operational within the third quarter of 2015. The investment for the first extension phase is over 100 million euros.
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