Trailer manufacturer Montracon plans to double production at its Doncaster, South Yorkshire, plant by next year, according to MD Paul Avery (pictured).
Avery said the manufacturer, which has facilities in Mallusk and Market Weighton, is investing in new machinery and tooling at the site, which specialises in the production of curtainsiders. “We want to go from 45 units a week to about 80 or 90 a week in 12 months,” he said. “This is huge investment and by the middle of next year we expect to have a new paint system in place.”
The company has also recruited an operations director, a production manager and an engineering manager.
Avery, who joined Montracon from trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull (UK) at the start of this year, said: “Our aim is to increase output with the same number of people and be more efficient and profitable.”
At Tip-ex in June Montracon launched its 313m half-pipe steel tipper aimed at the metal recycling and aggregates sectors, and it is also developing a semi-chassis reefer trailer suitable for the continental market.
Avery said: “There is lots going on, things are looking positive and our performance is much better this year. We are more discerning in terms of what orders we accept.”
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