Proud to be ‘Made in Britain’

Washroom and water efficiency specialist, Cistermiser Keraflo, has joined industry body ‘Made in Britain’, which it says underlines its credentials as ‘the leading UK manufacturer in its sector’. As a member of the national network, the company can now carry ‘the number one marque’ of British manufacturing on its products and marketing literature. David Meacock, technical director for Cistermiser Keraflo, said: “In our industry relatively few products are made in the UK, but UK production is something we are committed to.

"We have a proud heritage of over 35 years’ service to the construction industry, bringing a host of innovative products to the market. As a Made in Britain member we can celebrate that and our customers can clearly see we are a British company, proudly supporting UK manufacturing.”

The recent purchase of three new injection moulding machines is further evidence of the company’s ‘Made in Britain’ ethos, David Meacock explained. He said: “This was our biggest ever investment, and means we can produce 95% of the mouldings we require at our factory here in Woodley, Reading.”

Steve Dell, Operations manager, explained that the two 98-ton and one 55-ton pressure machines can produce components sized from ‘extremely tiny’ up to 100 millimetres in diameter. PC back-up ensures production data is safeguarded, while tooling set-up times have been ‘reduced dramatically, by around two-thirds’. “What used to take two hours can now be achieved much more quickly, with tooling dropped into place by hoist,” he said. “One example of how key the injection moulding machines are for us is that our hydraulic urinal flushing control valves are composed of 25 components, 20 of which we make ourselves.

“The machines play an important role in ensuring the high quality we have to deliver consistently to meet essential product manufacturing standards.”


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