Warrington-based specialist filter manufacturer Croft Filters has invested £250,000 in environmentally friendly technology with the help of backing from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
The company has purchased a state-of-the-art electric metal punching machine, the TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 S11, which removes the need for hydraulics and results in a much lower energy usage than its predecessor.
The investment was facilitated by the University of Chester and is part of the RGF.
Neil Burns, director at Croft Filters, said: “Being a carbon-conscious manufacturer is a key goal for us, so investing in our production line is crucial to making a real difference to our environmental impact.
“As the machine cleanly separates parts from the skeleton, the manual labour required is significantly reduced, saving time which can be spent on other projects.”