ABB Installation Products increases production capacity with £1.2M investment



To accommodate increased demand for innovative new products from its PMA®, Adaptaflex® and Harnessflex® product lines, ABB Installation Products recently completed extensive site renovations across its Coleshill, UK and Uster, Switzerland manufacturing facilities, substantially increasing production capacity at both sites.

ABB Installation Products has installed new, high-capacity machinery and reconfigured its Coleshill and Uster manufacturing facilities following significant investments. The corrugation section of ABB Installation Products’ manufacturing produces nylon conduit for the PMA, Adaptaflex and Harnessflex brands, including PMA’s new multilayer conduits and Harnessflex’s Electric Vehicle Orange (EVO) conduit.

“Over the years, the corrugation area at Coleshill has expanded to meet growing demand,” stated Andrew Fellows, Manufacturing Unit Manager for the Coleshill facility, who is overseeing the new machine installation. “Along with the two newly installed corrugation lines, the layout has also been reworked to further improve efficiency,” he added.

Dr Inderjit Matharu, Unit Manager for the Uster facility comments: “ABB’s investment in a new multilayer technology line, together with a new cooling system, is a strong commitment to PMA’s continued innovation, allowing us to meet customer requirements for technologically advanced conduits for demanding technical applications.”

The newly installed corrugator lines enable more sustainable and efficient production processes.

To further optimise safety and efficiency, new semi-automatic coiling systems will replace all manual coiling operations. Laser printing will be installed on all eight production lines at Coleshill in 2021, with testing confirming that laser printing provides a more consistent print on conduit and can be easily adjusted digitally. Most importantly, it removes all hazardous waste from the printing operation, securing the future sustainability of conduit production.