Capital Investment Program to Mark Carrs Tool Steels’ 25th Anniversary.

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This year Carrs Tool Steel is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. We are proud to announce that we have just signed off on a £500,000 capital investment program.

The Purpose

The aim of the program is to improve service levels and quality in all areas of our business, including cutting, milling and stock holding improvements, as well as continuing our investment in people and our commitment to reduce our energy consumption and by default our carbon footprint.

The Process

During the first stage of this investment, Carrs Tool Steel’s premises were fitted with 588 solar panels. Within the first 12 months, our energy consumption was reduced by 50%.
Additionally, our in-house computer system has been enhanced and refreshed, which is now resulting in shorter lead and processing times.

The next stage is to improve the stockholding and cutting facilities. This improvement will be supported by our recent purchase of a state of the art, fully programmable Danobat iDS5A saw (link to the brochure). The saw uses carbon blades and has the capability to increase productivity 3 times over normal bi metal blades. Our investment in new equipment emphasises Carrs’ commitment to improving services for our customers.

The last stage in our investment program is to improve and modernise our aluminium processing line.

Investing in People

We are proud to support our staff and investing in their professional development. With our support, two young members of our warehouse team enrolled in “Team Leader” training courses.

Andrew Eastwood, Managing Director