In addition to the original facility in Bolney, UK, UHT’s plant in Duluth, Georgia, USA is producing the unique One-Nut AODD pump design.
The manufacturing expansion is designed to shorten delivery times to UHT’s North American customers. The production expansion will cut North American lead times from 6–8 weeks down to one week for standard pump configurations.
The Flotronic AODD pumps will be assembled, serviced and tested in the Duluth facility, which already produces UHT’s Hygenitec and Standard Pump brand drum and AODD pumps. US-based sales, customer service and application engineering will be supported by the Engineering Center of Excellence based in Bolney.
The first shipment of Flotronic AODD pumps left the Duluth facility in early May for dispatch to a dairy processor in Pennsylvania.
“As the revolutionary design of the Flotronic One-Nut pump continues to earn the trust of operators across industry segments for its performance and time-saving maintenance capabilities, we knew we needed to scale up production to meet increased market demand,” said Chris Stevens, CEO of Unibloc Hygienic Technologies.
“The expansion fits within our customer service philosophy of striving to supply everything our customers need, everywhere around the globe, all the time. Every minute of our customers’ production time is precious and every week we can shave off new pump delivery is significant to our customers on either side of the ocean.”
UHT’s hygienic pumps serve the food, beverage, bakery/confection, meat and poultry, brewery, pharmaceutical and transportation markets around the world.