Leading independent extrusion company Exlabesa Extrusions has just announced it has invested in a 35 MN extrusion press for its Doncaster, UK factory.

Fernando Quinta, Director at Exlabesa Extrusions Doncaster said: “This investment will enable us to upgrade our plant and continue to deliver the outstanding quality our growing customer base relies on.”

Exlabesa Extrusions’ new 35 MN extrusion press, which is from SMS group, will replace its existing 20 MN extrusion press. The new press will be used primarily to extrude profiles for automotive, architectural and industrial applications from aluminium billets with a diameter up to 254 millimetres and a maximum length of 1,400 millimetres.

The new extrusion press will enable Exlabesa Extrusions Doncaster to improve energy efficiency at its plant because it uses start-stop technology that enables average energy savings of 10% compared to modern presses without similar technology. Fernando commented: “Energy efficiency is good for the business and good for the planet. We’re proud to have invested in machinery that will enable us to reduce consumption intelligently.”

As well as improving energy efficiency, the press will also improve quality thanks to a feature that will lower the risk of air inclusions in the extruded profile. Fernando commented: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our extrusion and the new plant will enable us to take our quality to the next level.”

Exlabesa Extrusions is one of the UK’s leading independent extrusion companies producing aluminium applications for market sectors including electronic trunking, air conditioning ceiling systems, signage, construction, green houses and many others. Its production process capabilities include alloys. It also has an in-house paint plant, anodising, thermal break and CNC machining.

The company is expert in constructing bespoke solutions that are innovative in design and finished to the highest standards and believes in continual investment in its plant and people to enable it to do this. The investment in the new extrusion press is the latest example of this commitment in action.

Commissioning of the extrusion press is planned for the beginning of 2019.