Exciting progress ahead of our move to our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Harcombe, Exeter.
The move to our new manufacturing facility is one of the most important and exciting things ongoing within Ashwoods Automotive at the moment. With the automated production line planned for completion in January 2018, the focus is now on the infrastructure required to house it.
The team are currently working to confirm all of the key infrastructure designs, enabling the subcontractors to start ordering the necessary steelwork that needs to be finalised by mid-November.
With the manufacturing layout now completed and ready to accommodate the new automated production line, the Production Engineering team are working extremely hard with AB Precision to finalise the equipment and prepare for its arrival. This work is absolutely crucial to supporting customer demand from Spring 2018 onwards.
The increasing work load on the team has led us to further expand the production engineering team to incorporate a new production engineer, to add to our already strong and talented workforce.
We are also delighted to be working with leading South West company, Karris Ltd, who are assisting us with our interiors. The office layout is nearing completion with great ideas coming in from all directions – such as replacing the staircases with slides and splashing out on an on-site coffee bar – so it is certainly going to provide the Ashwoods staff with an exciting place to work!
The new manufacturing facility is planned to be fully operational in March 2018, at which point the first 1000 motors will be produced on the new line. Ashwoods will be hosting an open day at the facility – keep an eye out for further information!