20 July 2018

RCS adds to manufacturing bow

RCS has finished the install of a brand new lath machine (its 4th) within its purpose-built manufacturing facility. This will add to the existing two single skin lath machines, and the 100mm insulated (double-skin) machine.

This addition contributes to RCS’ “all under one roof” mission. RCS takes pride in the quality of its product, and this is conveyed by its outstanding customer retention rate. By adding to its manufacturing bow, staff can ensure lead times stay at the peak of our industry.

The new foam-injected lath makes up a lighter door in comparison to the 100mm double-skin, polystyrene insert lath, which RCS already manufacture in-house. This allows for smaller motor and barrel sizes, bringing down door costs. This lath can be produced to length, in aluminium, galvanised steel, and laminate (also steel).

“The more pressure we can instil on ourselves, the less we can rely on third party suppliers, the more comfortable we feel.” – Steven Kenny (MD). “Repeat customers attribute to so much of our business and we believe this is due to our excellent quality control and lead times – we therefore strive to maintain and improve these critical aspects of our industry”.

There has been an increase in our sales of 77mm foam-filled lath which has sparked our move into this new area. We know the market, and know it works well with our doors.”

The China-made machine is custom-built to best suit space and needs. It required visits to and from China and likewise for a China team to visit RCS. The logistics in getting such a large piece of equipment half way across the world was time consuming; and building it up wasn’t your average Lego toy car build. Measuring in at 32m in length this state-of-the-art machine required a re-shuffle in the factory to avoid a tetris-style mishap. 

This product can now be offered and supplied to trade customers nationwide. Get in touch on 0800 955 8013 or for a quote today.