Rockwood plant expansion

Rockwood Composites, based in the UK, has announced plans to quadruple its capacity over the next five years.

Plans are to increase factory floor space from 5,000 to over 30,000 ft2, and recruit more engineering personnel.

This follows the company’s recent relocation to a bigger factory in Paignton, Devon, and investment in new machinery, such as an Absolute Arm laser scanner from robotics specialist Hexagon and a computer numerical control (CNC) machine from US manufacturer Hurco. Rockwel also aims to create a new plant in Morocco, which will have a footprint of 2,000m2 and make parts for the aerospace industry.

“This demand is coming from new industries as well as existing markets,” said Mark Crouchen, managing director. “We are planning for huge growth and myself and my team are relishing the challenges that our customers will bring.”