A COMPANY designing and making corrosion-resistant chemical storage tanks and chemical process equipment for some of the world’s leading companies is reaping the rewards of a programme to improve all-round efficiency.
Ravensthorpe-based Chem Resist Group counts major names like Kodak, GlaxoSmithKline, Agfa and Corus among its clients.
Now the 45-year-old firm is set to enjoy further growth after gaining an Innovation Voucher to work with Huddersfield University to update its IT systems and developing innovative production and administrative systems.
The processed involved mapping, manufacturing best practice, including consideration of performance measurement, engineering management, enterprise resource management and supply management with recommendations for new working practice and technology improvements.
The company has made real improvements to its operations, directly leading to lead-time and production efficiency savings and improved competitiveness.
Chem Resist has been working overtime to meet domestic and export demand for its products. In addition to established markets in the UK, Algeria, Egypt, Australia and the Middle East, the business is also fulfilling orders from Holland, Russia and Canada.
Among its products, Chem Resist is supplying containers to farms for use as fertiliser mixing tanks. The company has developed the product in co-operation with local farmers. The thermoplastic mixing tanks avoid corrosion issues associated with more traditional mild steel mixing vessels.
Other products provided by the firm include fume scrubbers, acid dilution and acid cooling plants, lead acid formation tanks, all-plastic heat exchangers and pipework.
Director Neil Williams said: “Constant product innovation and close personal attention to our clients across the globe is paramount. We operate in a specialised market sector with a proven product range – growing the reputation of Chem Resist as a truly global brand.”