Scottish bathroom manufacturer invests in new robotics line

Scottish manufacturer of premium baths, Carron Bathrooms has installed six new robotic lines that will enable the business to fully automate its production.

Carron Bathrooms, which operates from a 16,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Falkirk, has installed six new robotic lines that will enable the business to fully automate its production.

Established in 1759, originally as an iron foundry, Carron Bathrooms manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end baths and shower trays both to trade buyers and direct to consumers across the UK and Europe. The business has grown significantly in recent years and now employs more than 126 people in Scotland.

Carron Bathrooms expects to increase efficiencies as the spraying, trimming and packing of its products will all now be completed automatically. The investment will also help the business to meet a growing demand for its luxury product range, as customers increasingly look to install high-end bathrooms in their homes.

Carron Factory Shot - Robot

“We’ve seen a steady increase in demand for our products as more people look to invest in major home and bath re-modelling projects. By automating our production, we’ve refined and upgraded our manufacturing to incorporate more modern techniques. This will not only improve our efficiencies, but it will also further refine the quality of our products, whilst helping to streamline the business for the future.

“Bank of Scotland has been by our side for nearly forty years, and we’ve found their unwavering support and guidance invaluable throughout every stage of our growth journey. The team has helped us to achieve our ambitions and we will continue to work closely with them going forward.”

James McMorrine, Director, Carron Bathrooms

“Carron Bathrooms is the leading manufacturer of premium baths in Europe, with an outstanding reputation for supplying high-quality and enduring products. The business’ ambition to drive optimisation and raise its production standards even further is exemplary and this investment in robotic technology is testament to this commitment.

“We’re so pleased to be supporting ambitious independent businesses like Carron Bathrooms as they turbo-charge their growth ambitions.”

Marc Gilmour, Relationship Manager at Bank of Scotland

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