Name:Springfarm Architectural Mouldings (SAM)
Address:Antrim , Co. Antrim
Academic Partner:Sligo Institute of Technology
About the CompanyPart of the company’s 2020 vision and strategy is to expand the number of high value products into the current product mix. SAM is currently at the early stage of developing a number of new products from a unique, extreme fibre board called Trimax. As a product, Trimax offers a number of unique attributes over other timber based products, for example, Trimax is very dimensionally stable, waterproof termite resistant and has a 50-year guarantee. To generate high levels of revenue, it is essential that the company has the capability and expertise to manufacture as many new products from the Trimax board. The company has 25 years expertise in manufacturing high volume MDF products but has recently found Trimax challenging to mould, paint and pack. There are also testing and trials associated with each new product. External cladding panels developed in house will require further research and design to ensure they comply with current NHBC and Building Control Standards. As Trimax has never been manufactured within a high volume factory setting, there lies an opportunity and a platform for SAM to develop various products that can be manufactured within a lean factory setting. The FUSION programme will enable the company to solve problems associated with the manufacturing of this unique material, whilst embedding all the knowledge gained to produce a lean manufacturing process for each new product.
Springfarm Architectural Mouldings (SAM)Antrim