SIFCO ASC Completes Expansion of Swedish Facility

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed the expansion of its Swedish facility.

The project, which started in September 2013, took eight months to complete. The existing facility in Rättvik, Sweden, is now 250m² bigger, bringing the plant’s total area to 680m².

SIFCO ASC customers in Sweden include Siemens and ABB. The Rättvik plant, which was purchased in 1993, was frequently working at full capacity prior to the expansion due to high customer demand.

SIFCO ASC group managing director Lee Shelton said: "The expansion gives SIFCO ASC Sweden the opportunity to develop its business and shows how SIFCO ASC is continuing to grow with the support of Norman Hay plc.

"The Rättvik factory is SIFCO ASC’s foothold in the Nordic region and this development should enable us to extend our services, not only across Scandinavia but also to Russia.

"The additional space at our Swedish site will allow further sales growth through increased capacity and manpower, whilst at the same time facilitating site layout improvements that benefit the health and safety of all employees."

SIFCO ASC Sweden plant general manager Jan-Olov Olsén said: "It’s great to have completed the expansion. The Swedish plant handles the largest components across SIFCO ASC but previously had the smallest work floor area. The expansion will solve these issues and allow the facility to increase its workload.

"The expansion will be a huge benefit to SIFCO ASC. It will allow an increase in efficiency across the floor and the facility is more economical due to the addition of space.

"It will allow us to develop new business and new markets, and we can now offer improved service solutions to our customers."

In addition to the expansion of the site, Rättvik’s municipality has allowed SIFCO ASC Sweden to lease part of the neighbouring plot to create a new access road, which will bring improvements to the loading and unloading of goods at the site.

SIFCO ASC has been helping customers meet their selective plating requirements for over 50 years. Selective plating is a portable plating method used to enhance, repair and refurbish localised areas on manufactured components.

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