Stolle global expansion begins
Stolle Machinery has begun a programme of expansion that will increase both its machining and customer service capabilities around the globe. The first three expansions are expected to be completed by summer of 2016 and will result in better control of production, parts as well as increased servicing capabilities for customers. The three major expansions currently underway are:
Stolle Europe will be moving to its new location in Carlisle, England, in August of 2015. This 70,000 sq. ft. facility will house a new machining operation for die rebuilds, including a specialised SIP machining centre to enable complete rebuilds of die sets. The facility will also house expanded warehouse and distribution capacity as well as updated offices for both the Stolle production teams and Stolle Global Systems, which handles new construction, line rebuilds and product design engineering.
In the USA, Stolle Canton has moved from its old locations and has consolidated into a new 100,000 sq. ft. facility in North Canton. With the installation of three Swiss SIP machining units and the addition of multiple new CNC machining centers, production and assembly processes can be streamlined for greater efficiency and better control of delivery times. Additionally, by combining corporate offices and engineering into the same facility, communications and interactions are enhanced as well.
Stolle Machine Tool – Dayton is the third, with the move and expansion of the current Stolle machining facility south of Dayton, Ohio into a new 15,000 sq. ft. addition being built onto the Stolle Dayton Innovation Centre. With a doubling of the current workforce and the installation of new specialised machining centres and accompanying tooling support technology, the Stolle Dayton Machine Tool centre will be producing conversion components for all Stolle locations worldwide.
Globally, these moves represent an investment of nearly $20 million and are forecast to increase employment by at least 65 workers by 2017.