The company recently invested $5 million in upgrades for its Toronto, Canada facility
Toronto – UTIL Group recently made investments into its core Fine Blanking technology business in North America. This investment allows Util to continue to provide high-quality finished products in terms of high accuracy and rigorous compliance with design tolerances and flatness – down to a hundredth of a millimeter – and an accurate edge finish.
Util’s proven leadership in fine blanking allows the company to manufacture high-precision components with a “net shape,” in large quantities with a repeatable process that requires fewer secondary operations. This allows for minimal waste, shorter production times, and reduced manufacturing costs.
Following the opening of a green field plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and the opening of a new high-tech machining plant in Villanova D’Asti, Italy, Util has recently further expanded the manufacturing capabilities of its Toronto, Canada plant.
With a total investment of over US$5 million, Util has added:
- Two new high-tonnage fine blanking presses for a production output increase of 10 million parts per year.
- Two new SL5 machines to support a patented, robust hook pattern system, providing the best mechanical retention for those demanding applications where extra retention is required.
- One state-of-the-art Ceever-GRG industrial washing machine to materially improve the finishing and final cleaning of products, allowing for more efficient handling of components during the washing process, and the ability to use additives to prevent rusting.
- A Sidac visual control system providing fully automatic quality control of particularly critical products.
“In view of the strong market opportunities and the strategic importance of our North American operations, this large investment underlines our commitment to further supporting our customers in the NAFTA area. With over 20 years of history, Util Canada has become a full-fledged provider of conventional and fine blanking solutions, with unique tool engineering design capabilities, and high-tech secondary operations to master some of the most complex technical challenges in the automotive industry and beyond.” – Massimo Salvo, General Manager North America at UTIL.