£1m investment from Williams Jet Tenders in manufacturing facilities
Williams Jet Tenders is investing in excess of £1m in a new state-of-the-art-in-house moulding facility and fully equipped large boat production unit. Operating from its Oxfordshire premises, the boat builder now has the capacity to produce over 1,000 tenders per year.
The new production unit will house a 6-tonne gantry crane and additional lifting, handling and testing equipment, which will enable Williams to dedicate an area to its current Evojet range, as well as ensuring the brand is capable of manufacturing larger models in the future.
The moulding facility expands the team’s in-house capabilities and is a new move which will see Williams’ in-house team control every element of the manufacturing process – ensuring complete quality control over its entire range.
“We have implemented many new changes and have set out key goals and ambitions for the next five years,” says John Hornsby, director at Williams Jet Tenders. “This has included the expansion of our in-house closed moulding capability from 1500m2 to nearly 2000m2, taking the number of boats manufactured using resin infusion to produce the major composite components to around 60% of our total boat production. In addition to this, we have added an additional 1300m2 for the development of our dedicated large boat production unit. These decisions are all part of future-proofing our company and facilities to enable our product and business plans, as well as utilising our hugely skilled workforce that really know and share the passion for our products across our entire range.
“Covid-19 has been quite the challenge for the industry, but it’s also given us the time to really focus on where the brand is heading and how we wish to operate as a company. We are pleased to be starting 2021 with some very exciting plans ahead.”