Acquabella boosts shower tray production by 150% with new automated line

Spanish bathroom products manufacturer Acquabella has invested in a new shower tray production line that will increase its annual capacity by 150%.

The new automated production line at its Vall d’Uixò factory in eastern Spain is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe and will increase annual shower tray product from 240,000 units to 600,000.

The new line uses advanced technology to speed up production. The continuous line, with its own painting robots, uses an RFID system tracks orders throughout the entire production process, which Acquabella says has also improved working conditions at the plant.

Acquabella parent company Construplas, now has three separate production facilities: the 7,500sq ft factory devoted to shower tray manufacture, another for worktops and a third devoted to product development.

The company said that it expected the investment will lead to “significant improvements in delivery times, marking a step change in customer service”.

Last year Acquabella won the European Business Award for Business of the Year in the category for businesses with a turnover up to €25 million. The company was chosen out of a total of 150,000 businesses from 33 countries.

In early 2020, Acquabella was acquired by The Engineered Stone Group, which was set up by The Cranemere Group to develop a presence in the bathroom products category and which also comprises Marmite, F+D Group, Mcbath, Nuovvo and now Fiora.

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