11 Nov 19

PAC & GDX unveils $1million investment in Exeter manufacturing facility

Leading provider of access control and door entry solutions, PAC & GDX, has unveiled a significant investment in its UK-based manufacturing facility.

The dedicated Exeter plant has been enhanced with the addition of a new, state of the art production line that will see a 70% boost in throughput.

And while quality at the facility is already at industry-leading levels, it is set to improve still further as state-of-the-art 3D Advanced Optical Inspection (AOI) technology is employed to allow faster quality verification and permit easy changes to production.

Buildings and facilities at the plant have also been refreshed to provide the optimum environment for designing and building PAC & GDX’s widely-trusted access control and door entry solutions.

At a recent event to mark the unveiling of the investment, General Manager, Brad McMullen, congratulated everyone on their efforts at the plant.

He added: “We chose to invest in Exeter because the plant has a great quality record, it’s highly productive and open to new ideas. This investment will provide a massive boost to PAC & GDX’s ability to get more of its quality products faster to customers.”

Debbie Buck, Senior Director, Operations at the facility sees the investment as affirmation of the great work undertaken at the plant. “This is truly a great success story for Exeter, for our dedicated team and for our customers.”

Standards are important at the facility, and operations at the plant adhere to ISO 9001:2015 for Quality, OHSAS 18001:2007 for Health and Safety, and ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental management.  It is also a ‘Zero to Landfill’ site.  Buck continues: “To confirm our commitment to the environment, we recently commissioned a stunning sculpture by local artist, James Lake, who used some of our waste products from the plant to produce a map of the world highlighting all the countries we export to.”

The Exeter plant will be responsible for the production of a new and advanced range of PAC & GDX products in 2020, which will help PAC & GDX build on a reputation for quality gained in the demanding housing and education markets, among others.