October 2021 sees TD Finishing enter their 20th year of continuous trading. This is a milestone that also sees the company prepare for the next 20 years with an extensive succession plan. Therefore, to ensure that TD Finishing remains the UK’s leading manufacturer of powder coating and paint systems.
TD Finishing | Manufacturer Of Powder Coating And Paint Systems
Dale Harris discusses the future plans:
“TD Finishing was founded in 2002 following years of working in the finishing industry. At that time, there was gap in the market for high quality finishing plant manufacture and we knew that was something that we could offer. Over the years we have grown and are recognised as a high-quality UK manufacturer. This is something that we want to continue for many more years to come.
We decided that we want the company to move forward in a way that maintains the knowledge and experience that we have built up and continues our reputation within the industry. We knew that this would require a comprehensive and long-term succession plan, something that we started to put into place five years ago. As the succession planning and training package developed, we went on the hunt for the right candidates. And three years ago, we welcomed Dave Harris to the team. Dave brought a lot of design and project management experience, something that we knew would be very important as we move forward. Earlier this year saw Mike Shawcross join us to focus on technical sales. Again, Mike brought many years experience from within the industry and we had worked on many projects together with great success.
Successfully passing on the baton requires a long-term approach with the right people. We are already three years into this with the same to come. And we are planning to continue the handover for as long as it takes with no deadline or fixed timescale. We have worked very hard to build TD Finishing into what it is today and will work just as hard to ensure that it continues into the future.”
TD Finishing, The Next Chapter
Preparing for the next chapters in TD’s history has also seen a rebrand with a new company logo and website. This coincides with a range of new innovations, including the recently redesigned TD Connect plant PLC control system. TD Connect is aimed at improving the user experience. In addition, whilst giving much more useable data in a format that is easy to understand and manage. For instance, it comes with options for remote data access, via a built in VPN, that can be hard wired or utilise a mobile data connection.
Other developments centre around efficiencies and sustainability in the powder curing oven. The latest introduction to the product range is a true waste heat recovery system. It is designed to supplement the heating on the pretreatment tanks. This system takes pure waste heat rather than using the heat inside the oven. Therefore, maintaining the internal temperature without compromising efficiency. Furthermore, other news will follow soon on this and all other new developments.
Exciting times lie ahead for TD Finishing, manufacturer of powder coating systems. To find out more visit tdfinishing.co.uk or our social media feeds, links to these can be found on our website.
Formed in 1985, C&O Powder Coatings are approaching their fourth decade as one of the UK’s premium powder coaters. Many things have changed since 1985 but the continual drive for improvement has remained as important as ever for C&O. This is evident with their ISO9001 accreditation and various architectural powder approvals.
C&O have always invested in the latest technology and processing equipment. For instance, 2021 has seen the installation of a new powder coating cure oven, overhead conveyor, and automatic booth at their facility in St Helens. The new line replaces two older powder coating systems and compliments the TD Finishing facility that was installed in 2017.
The Benefits Of Investing In A New Plant
Tom Holmes, Managing Director, explains the reason for investing in the new powder coating plant and the benefits it has brought to C&O:
“Continuous improvement is a philosophy that runs throughout C&O in every department. This is what has ensured our continued success over the decades and has gained us an enviable reputation within our market for quality, service and professionalism. 2020 brought uncertainty for a lot of businesses. However, we decided to press ahead with our expansion plans with the introduction of a new coating and curing line to run alongside our existing TD Finishing plant.
Following an extensive study of our existing processes, we took the decision to replace our two older lines with a faster and more efficient system that could process the throughput of both lines and take the excess work from our main coating line. It became apparent very quickly that this was the correct decision. We saw increased throughput and improved quality straightaway. We have also been able to streamline our shift patterns and offer even faster turnaround to our customers. Reductions in gas usage and powder waste have also been a big benefit that go hand-in-hand with our ongoing sustainability goals.
This is the second project that has seen us partner with TD Finishing in recent years. Our first oven replacement in 2017 was a great success and we found that their working practices, product quality and customer support matched how we go about our business, so when we started to look at the new project, TD was our first call. This also proved to be the correct decision as the project has been a great success.”
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TD Finishing Powder Coating Plant Manufacturers, have been designing and manufacturing complete powder coating systems since 2002. Please visit tdfinishing.co.uk to find out more.
TD Finishing has been accredited as a member of Made in Britain. TD’s adoption of the official, protected mark will help buyers recognise their products as good quality, great value and British-made.
The mark also lets customers know that TD Finishing is a trusted company that values transparency, sustainability and ethical business practices. Consumers are increasingly recognising the Made in Britain mark as a mark of confidence.
Complete Finishing Systems ‘Made In Britain’
Dave Harris our Technical Manager, explains what the ‘Made in Britain’ mark means to us at TD Finishing. In addition, he explains why it has been adopted:
“September 2021 sees TD Finishing enter our 20th year of continuous trading and we’re very proud to have been designing and manufacturing our paint and powder systems in Britain, the Made in Britain mark helps us celebrate this. The protected mark not only highlights the quality of our products, but it also highlights the quality of our working practices and how we go about our business. This is something that we are incredibly proud of. The Made in Britain mark will be displayed on our equipment along with our CE & UKCA marks as we feel that the values it represents is as important as the compliance of our equipment”.
John Pearce, chief executive of Made in Britain said:
“We’re delighted that TD Finishing has joined the community of more than 1200 British manufacturers. The more the mark is used and seen, the more it is recognised as a mark of quality. In addition to getting access to the official protected mark, TD Finishing will also start to enjoy the many other benefits membership to Made in Britain brings. We look forward to supporting TD as they enter their 20th year and continue to grow”.
TD Finishing Ltd, design and supply complete powder coating and wet paint systems. So, for more information about TD Finishing visit our website today or get in touch. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you with any queries you have.
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