Fromant adopts flow-line
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• The new factory recently completed for Fromant and Son (Trailers) Ltd at Ford Airfield Industrial Estate, Ford, Arundel, Sussex, was officially opened by Mr Christopher Chataway MP for Chichester, last Friday.
The new plant is a single span Atcost building in which trailers can be produced on an extremely flexible flow-line principle. It is 180ft long and wide enough for a triple line to operate and the production rate aimed for is between 18 and 20 units per week.
Speaking to the gathering of pressmen, customers and suppliers at the opening, Mr Chataway said that although industry seemed to be largely controlled by the giant corporations there was still a place for the informed and capable small company.
A group of the company's products was on show, many incorporating design features brought about by the operating know-how of Bert Bryant, former transport manager of the Reed Group fleet, now managing director of Fromant and Son.