Ebor’s prime objective is to satisfy customer requirements. After
the successful launch of the new 2018 VW Polo (VW270), additional production
allocation has been secured by the VWSAS Uitenhage plant which results in increases
in demand for parts from the OE supply chain. This means that the projected volumes
for Ebor will increase by approximately 20 000 units per annum for each part.
As a response to this, Ebor has acquired a new Injection
Moulding Machine to supplement the capacity that would otherwise be strained by
the volume increase. The new machine (Wintec t-win 6500) boasts higher
productivity, higher durability and outstanding repeatability. It features a more powerful controller, energy-efficient
motors and an advanced machine design which ensures consistent part quality.
This addition brings Ebor’s Injection Moulding Machine tally
to 13 machines ranging from 220T to 1700T. This will allow Ebor to continue meeting
the growing requirement from VWSA and its other customers for the high-quality
products produced by the Port Elizabeth plant.