The 100,000th unit, a metal fabricated housing, was produced and shipped for an order from a global water treatment company.
As with all Amazon Filters’ housings, standard or bespoke, the unit is serialised and fully traceable down to its materials, welder and testing data.
“Completing our 100,000th unit is a significant milestone for us and one that our whole team can be proud of,” said Neil Pizzey, managing director of Amazon Filters.
“Greater in-house capacity supports our ‘quick and able’ methodology centred on fast, accurate turnround of customer orders, including complex and bespoke projects, whatever their size and wherever they originate in the world.”
As well as new equipment under its £1 million capital investment, Amazon Filters has more than doubled the number of staff working on housing component manufacture from six operatives four years ago to 13 now.
Team members work in a dedicated production hub at the firm’s Camberley factory in Surrey processing raw, hardcore metal bars, blocks, sheets and tubes into parts ready for welding and final housing assembly.
Tube lengths tend to be three or six metres, weighing up to 130kg and with diameters of 12 or 16 inches.
Stored on huge racks, the raw material parts are moved into position for cutting, folding, drilling, marking and other processes using lifting aids including a motorised platform.
Most metal is stainless steel but, for some applications, the nickel alloy Hastelloy is the base material.
Separate to its metal fabricated housings and so not included in the 100,000th figure, Amazon Filters produces and supplies a range of injection moulded plastic cartridge housings.