// 24 July 2017 @ 14:15

Telestack have opened their multi-million pound bespoke paint facility at their 95,500sq ft. manufacturing plant based in Omagh. The additional 15,500sq ft. purpose built facility incorporates a bespoke designed pre-treatment facility, preparation area and 3 independent paint booths ensuring the Telestack paint facility is one of the largest and most technically advanced painting facilities in the country.

Managing Director Martin Dummigan explains, “Our investment in our surface finishing process is necessary to support our company’s growth. Central to our long-term growth strategy is the future-proofing of our facility so that we continue to provide an extensive range of world-class products. Critical to this, is improving our product cycle-time through the factory, increasing manufacturing and final assembly capacity, protecting our employees by improving plant safety and ultimately ensuring a high-quality finished product delivered to our customer. We are investing millions into our factory over the next 18 months and our continued focus is on leading the market with quality and innovative products.”

Telestack New Paint Facility

From Left to Right: Martin Dummigan (Managing Director-Telestack Ltd) Malachy Gribben (Commercial Director) Jeff Elliott (Vice President of Astec Aggregate Mining Group) Ben Brock (CEO of Astec Industries, Inc) Johnathan Brown (QES & Lean Manufacturing Manager-Telestack Ltd)

Incorporating a state-of-the-art innovative roof design onto our purpose designed shot blasting and preparation area and 3 independent paint booths, the bespoke design will provide one of the most advanced paint finishes in the market. Moreover, the options available to the customer will enhance the customised service long-associated with the Telestack brand.

The environmental benefits of the system alone will reduce waste by over 90% and along with the additional dust extraction, noise control and LED lighting systems, the environmental improvements go well beyond all legal requirements. The relocation of the painting facility also helps improve the cycle time of the product through the factory, improving plant efficiency, increasing capacity, and helps provides a safer working environment due to the significant reduction in site traffic and the elimination of manual handling.

The surface finishing facility is only one part of the company’s long-term strategy to expand production in line with increasing demand in terms of product, range and customised solutions. Commenting on the investment, Commercial Director Malachy Gribben said: "Our global business continues to expand and we are preparing for sustained growth. Our ultimate aim is to ensure the delivery of a quality and innovative product, on time and within budget! We want to ensure that each and every one of our customers is a happy customer and that they will continue to choose the Telestack brand and recommend us to other customers! We have completed stage 1 of the project and we look forward to another exciting and vibrant year for Telestack and our customers.”

Quality has always been at the core of the Telestack brand and they have always been renowned throughout the industry for the high quality of their machines. As a UKAS accredited company, ((ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety Management)), the Telestack Integrated Management System (IMS) ensures that anything which has an effect on overall business performance is monitored, actioned and improved as a natural part of their business culture. Complimented by the Investors in People Award, Telestack take quality seriously at every stage from the people that they employ, to their supplier of components and the internal processes that they use on a daily basis.

The Telestack brand has naturally evolved over the years into two specialist divisions – Telestack Aggregate and Mining and Telestack Ports and Inland Terminals. Telestack has a global proven record in a range of applications including mining and quarrying, stockyard management, ports & inland terminals, power stations, rail yards, steel mills, cement kilns and many other bulk material handling industries and offer a range of solutions and reference sites along the logistics chain from pit, to port to plant.