New tile-effect panels at Multipanel thanks to new production investment

Multipanel Tile Collection in White Terazzo

Wall panel manufacturer Multipanel are able to create decorative grout lines in its new tile-effect panel due to investment in Biesse technology.  

Grant Westfield, manufacturer of the UK’s leading bathroom wall panel brand Multipanel, has bought a Biesse’s ‘Rover B’ machine engraves a 2.5mm decorative grout line in the laminate surface of the fully waterproof bathroom wall panel with laser precision.

David Gordon, operations director at Grant Westfield, said: “As market leaders, we take pride in the quality of our manufacturing processes. We had a range of high-quality design-led decors available at Multipanel, but we wanted to offer customers the option of a Tile-effect décor, with all the benefits of choosing a wall panel over individual tiles.”

The new panels will have the ease of installation and long-term maintenance of a traditional wall panel, but will look like tile with realistic grout. The collection has nine colourways in grey and white shades, and include unique designs like Levanto Marble and White Terazzo.

Gordon continued: “We also wanted to automate the machine, to optimise efficiency and enable single person operation. Biesse added on a synchro component, which is a loading and unloading device that transforms the Rover machining centre into an automatic cell and enables it to machine a stack of panels autonomously without the need for an operator. This was a first in the UK for a Biesse CNC machine.

“Investing in new materials is a vital part of making sure we are constantly innovating and producing the best products on the market. Biesse are leaders in their field, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our Tile collection that the Biesse technology has helped us to produce.”

John Mortimer, sales director at Multipanel, said: “The Multipanel Tile collection is the first tile-effect wall panel to be both Made in Britain and Forestry Stewardship Council certified (FSC C128180). The response from customers has been phenomenal. Multipanel is routinely specified in the housing and hospitality sectors, but the launch of our Tile Collection was to tap into demand for a tile aesthetic with all the benefits of wall panels, from ease of installation to ease of maintenance.”

Multipanel Tile Collection in Valmasino Marble
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