Renishaw hosted a trade press briefing at its Miskin, South Wales factory this week to demonstrate the operation of the first phase of the factory refurbishment programme. In this first phase 68,500 ft2 has so far been refurbished with three flexible manufacturing lines set up. A further 66,000 ft2 has also been refurbished in preparation for further manufacturing development.
The total Miskin factory occupies 461,000 ft2 and was purchased from Bosch for £7.7 million in 2011. Bosch originally set up the plant to produce vehicle alternators.
The first Miskin phase now completed has three production areas. The first centres around 17 CNC machines producing aluminium components. In an adjacent area a printed circuit board production line has been established to produce mother boards for Renishaw machines, as the Company believes in manufacturing its own electronics systems wherever possible. In a further zone a production line has been set up for the assembly of additive manufacturing machines.