Production starts on new line at AJSPosted: 1st August 2019
Production has started on the newly installed re-saw processing line at A&J Scott's site in Northumberland. Work to install the line began last year with site works and improvements before the machinery was built into place earlier this year. The line has now successfully passed final commissioning stages with timber passing through the new machinery.
The line has been installed by German machinery specialist Kallfass to boost the efficiency of the re-work department on the site, increasing capacity for value added timber fencing and garden products.
The state of the are line incoporates secondary processes such as re-saws, pointing, planing and moulding, as well as automated timber bundling and stacking. The line will give a major boost to the company's capacity for higher value products by increasing efficiency through this department.
The £4.1 million project takes the total investment in new capital equipment since 2014 over £9 million, following a major upgrade to the company's primary sawmill with Soderhamn Erikson in 2016 and installation of a complete brand new EWD large log sawline in 2014.
Robert Scott, Managing Director, said, "It is great to have this new line coming on stream during the summer to give our production of fencing and garden products a boost. This will further enhance our competitiveness and reputation as a supplier of quality sawn timber products nationwide."