Record year heralds expansion for Raleigh Coatings

26 October 2012

Staffordshire-based Raleigh Coatings, a specialist in solvent and aqueous- based adhesives and coatings, is looking to create skilled jobs at its production facility following a record year for sales and turnover.

The Staffordshire company, founded in 1989, has seen sustained growth in demand for its contract coating services, particularly in the medical and specialist markets, and expansion into international markets, which has led to an increase in annual turnover to over £5 million.

Later this year, the company will also complete its latest round of investment in its 35,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing premises near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, when it unveils a new complete silicon-gel clean-room coating production line, the company’s third line, which will more than double its clean-room production capacity.

“This sustained growth, investment and expansion means we will shortly be creating a number of highly skilled production roles within our new and existing clean-room production lines,” commented Raleigh’s General Manager Peter Turton.

Raleigh’s range of specialist coating services includes its clean-room coating facilities, operated to ISO 14644 Class 7 standards. Through its highly skilled team, it can offer a full design and bespoke development service. The company is one of the few organisations in the UK to have a specialist ‘pilot line’ facility, to enable customers to undertake small runs and ‘test’ coatings for new or improved products in production conditions but at a fraction of the cost and with quicker turnaround times, prior to moving to full production.

As Raleigh’s Business Development Manager, Julian Watkins explains, 2012 is proving a significant year for the company: “We have successfully retained customers and sustained production levels to see a record year for output in the UK and overseas.

“Raleigh is committed to maintaining its edge in the specialist coating arena, through investment in plant and staff. Commissioning of the new line should be complete by the end of this year, and we anticipate recruiting for a number of new highly skilled roles to maximise our output levels and meet demand.”

Raleigh works extensively in the field of medical adhesive coating and is a specialist in pharmaceutical and medical adhesive, as well as offering a lab-bench through to final production service for silicone gel, aqueous and solvent based coatings.

In addition, Raleigh operates in the specialist label, security and aerospace sectors, with UK and global customers, and supplies single and double adhesive-coated products for a wide range of industries, including automotive, building, electronics and graphics, on small to large-scale runs.

Additional services include contract coating, for single, double and self wound systems utilising a wide variety of adhesives, substrates and liners, slitting and converting services, and silicon gel coating services provided to a number of blue chip medical organisations. It also offers a full design and bespoke development service.



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