High Performance Production Environment For Crosby Forgings

High-performance Pumatect epoxy floor coating materials developed by resin flooring specialists Resdev have been selected for the refurbishment of a warehouse and factory floor at Crosby Premier Stampings in the West Midlands, creating an attractive and durable surface to support new and advanced production machinery.

Crosby Premier Stampings Ltd, part of the international Crosby Group of Companies, was established more than a century ago and now manufactures premium-quality carbon, alloy and stainless steel drop forgings, with the focus on meeting and matching exact customer requirements supported by significant investment in ultimate precision CNC hardware.

The flooring work was part of an extensive refurbishment and renovation project focused on developing a new environment for investment in state of the art equipment. The existing floor, measuring 2000m2 in total, had been in situ for some time and was in need of repair and refurbishment to bring the facility up to the standards required by Crosby Premier Stampings.

In addition to improving the aesthetics in the production area, the company was looking for performance benefits including long term durability in use as well as chemical and abrasion resistance to withstand the rigours of the production environment. In addition, Crosby Premier Stampings wanted a flooring system with easy-clean finish to ensure the area maintained its (good looks) into the future.

Pumatect provided the optimum solution for the application. This virtually solvent-free epoxy-based floor coating provides a high film build and resistance to wear. Pumatect is ideal for environments including warehouses and factories, capable of withstanding wheeled traffic and protecting against oil and chemical spillages. It is non-dusting with an attractive gloss finish and good levels of slip resistance for added safety.

The entire project was completed by Resin Floor Solutions, who engineered an application plan to ensure that any downtime was kept to a minimum. The entire floor area was split into three sections with each section completed in turn, allowing production to continue throughout.

The end result is a light, bright production environment, reflecting the quality and performance of the Crosby product, completed on time and to budget.