The company stated that this move is in response to "the growing popularity of [its] expanded offering".
The recent completion of a new spray-painting booth has doubled the firm's capacity to finish refurbished items. "To keep up with market demand, we have expanded our spray booth significantly in terms of size and throughput capability," said Andrew Frank, operations manager at MATO Products. "It can now accommodate components up to a length of 2.2m and provide a more productive environment for operators."
This now allows for all repair and finishing work - even on the longer diagonal belt cleaners - to be spray-painted in-house, he noted. This improves turnaround time, quality control and cost to customer.
"We pride ourselves on the functionality and longevity of our products," Frank said. "We base this on our technical quality in repairing and refurbishing equipment to ‘as-new' specifications. Upgrading our facilities ensures that we continue doing this as cost effectively as possible, as our customer base grows."
Complying with the highest standards of health and safety, the new spray booth is equipped with the latest filtration technology. This ensures that fumes and chemicals are filtered before air is expelled from the building. A powerful fan unit enables an extraction capacity of 18,000m3/h.
Frank added: "Health and safety are key imperatives in the Multotec Group, and we have ensured that the new system consistently improves our working environment. Spray painting is associated with several health and safety factors which must be considered, and our new spray booth is fully compliant to these regulations and has been certified for use at Mato Products by our local fire department
"The better ergonomics of the new facility - with more space, light and updated equipment - has been well received by employees."
He stated that the quality of work on MATO Products' equipment ensures reliability and value for money, while saving customers on costly downtime in their operations.