The improved process is being used at the Lisburn facility for the production of existing products, but the full impact of the investment will be seen through the launch of a new door design that incorporates a full interlocking seam on all sides of the leaf. The new door platform reduces the manufacturing time and improves the aesthetic qualities of the door leaf; by removing unsightly spot-weld marks. The new design also eliminates processes such as welding and grinding, significantly improving the environmental impact.
Doorframes are supplied as knock down structures, that are easier to pack and to move around site, reducing the possibility of the damage. The structures can be compacted for transportation; therefore less packaging is needed, lowering the environmental impact of products. The ready-to-assemble design, also takes up less space in pallets on lorries, further lowering of the carbon footprint of the product.
“Each stage of our new manufacturing process requires little or no manual handling compared to the old production line. As a result of this, we have greatly improved the speed that we can manufacture products such as our knock down frames and new glazing design, as well as the quality.
“ASSA ABLOY is running a Group Sustainability Program until 2015, aiming to reduce energy consumption intensity by 15% and carbon emissions by 10%. The introduction of our new manufacturing process is a great example of how sustainability is embedded in the manufacturing and logistic elements of our value chain.”
Security Doors comprises Powershield steel doors, and Safeguard high security timber doors, providing a single point of contact for well-known high performance security door brands.
For more information please visit: www.assaabloy.co.uk
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