Davis-Standard: European Extrusion Systems Business Moves to UK

Davis-Standard, LLC recently relocated the Extrusion Systems portion of its European business from Erkrath, Germany to the D-S Brookes facility in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Converting Systems business will remain in Erkrath. The move is part of a reorganization effort that will enable Davis-Standard to focus on its core customer base in Europe and key heritage brands, Betol and Repiquet.
‘The relocation will provide customers with extensive facilities for final machine assembly and machine acceptance testing,’ said Jim Murphy, President of Davis-Standard’s Extrusion Systems Group. ‘This facility is also undergoing a lean manufacturing transformation to improve cycle times on barrels and screws. Once this is complete, we will do the same for our machine building operation in order to meet customer demands for shorter lead times. We believe this is a good move from both a business and customer service perspective and emphasizes our determination to strengthen our position in the European market.’
In addition to serving as the European base for Betol and Repiquet equipment and Davis-Standard pipe and profile systems, this facility will continue to manufacture screws and barrels. Under the leadership of Mark Woodgate, Business Director, and Ivor Watts, Manufacturing Manager, Davis-Standard’s Extrusion Systems team in Europe will focus on future growth with a strong technical and sales effort.

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