Lontra is developing a significant manufacturing capability. This is in partnership with a number of organisations, including leading Tier 1 manufacturer Shield Engineering Group.
From the first concept layout Lontra’s design team has worked closely with production engineering teams. All from various organisations to optimise the new products, ensuring the best possible product performance and consistent high quality.
Construction work started in February 2018, on the first site dedicated to volume Blade Compressor® manufacture. This will be ready for the larger CNC machining centres. Delivery of these machines is in process with the first already in place and another 6 arriving before October 2018.
These are Mazak machines manufactured in Worcester, UK, forming the heart of a fully-equipped factory designed specifically for high quality manufacture of Lontra’s compressors. As well as machining, facilities will include a dedicated assembly line with an end-of-line performance test for every compressor. Also an in-process inspection monitored and controlled in line with latest industry 4.0 best practice.