Located at Chard in the southwest of England, the company employs over 700 people. The site occupies an area of more than 10 hectares and operates continuously, producing over 4000 products per day.
The present site was acquired over 18 years ago and there has been a continuous programme of expansion since. The erection of additional buildings has created space for new semi-automated production lines and substantial warehousing.
Thirty computer-controlled injection moulding machines, the majority of which are equipped with either 6-axis or beam robots, produce the principle components. Larger tanks and containers are rotationally moulded on either a four arm ‘carousel’ machine or a massive ‘shuttle’ machine. Sophisticated robotic welding, computer-controlled laser cutting and many other state-of-the-art operations contribute to the high build quality and standard of finish.
The whole process is co-ordinated by a skilled and flexible workforce, with a rigid quality assurance scheme in line with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008; ensuring that all finished machines undergo rigorous inspection, with identification by serial number.
Design and development are carried out in a well-equipped engineering department, with state-of-the-art CAD-CAM systems and Rapid-Prototype modelling facilities.
All important business processes are controlled by a fully integrated computer network of more than 400 PC’s with powerful Oracle ERP systems.
Numatic strongly believes in the importance of training and operates a dedicated training school where end-users and distributors’staff can receive instruction in the application and maintenance of our products.
The impressive sales warehouse facility covers over 16,000m2 . This allows us to hold higher levels of stock for fast moving and selected specialised products, ensuring we provide our customers with fast availability.
We are also an environmentally friendly company, in both product design and operation, and try as far as possible to recycle much of our waste material. For this we hold an ISO 14001 accreditation.
Our aim is to continue to be innovative, maintain a high standard of quality and provide good value for money.