Stolle starts major expansion of Centennial plant

Can making machinery supplier Stolle Machinery Company has started work on a major expansion at its manufacturing facility in Centennial, Colorado, US.

The new addition will add 42,000 square feet of warehouse space to the plant. The expansion is expected to be completed in mid-November of this year. Stolle is currently renting a nearby 20,000 square foot warehouse for parts and materials, and the new addition will allow manufacturing operations to draw directly from the Centennial facility, streamlining production flow. It will also allow existing plant space that is currently used for warehousing to be repurposed for additional manufacturing floorspace.

“The increased warehouse space we’re gaining with this new addition will not only allow us to work more efficiently, but it will provide more assembly space to keep up with the increased demand for our machines,” says Len Ver Hoven (pictured left with assembly manager Kevin Anderson), Stolle senior vice president of operations for the Centennial facility. “It will also allow us to maintain a larger inventory of spare parts to better support our customers’ equipment around the world.”

Earlier this year the company announced plans to open a new innovation centre in Dayton, Ohio, US.

Stolle’s Centennial facility is home to the company’s corporate headquarters and its flagship manufacturing facility, as well as engineering for the machinery produced there. The can machinery produced in Centennial includes Ragsdale and Standun Bodymakers, Concord and Rutherford Decorators and Basecoaters, Inside Spray Machines, Can Body Light Testers, Registered Embossers, and PRC Filling Machines. Stolle also rebuilds and refurbishes bodymaker and decorator machines as well as a large number of decorator inker units at this plant.

Based in Centennial, Colorado, US, Stolle Machinery Company is a leader in the provision of high technology capital equipment and services to the beverage, food, and consumer container industries. The company designs and builds value-added machinery for can makers around the world.

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