Peak Converters continue their transformation journey

The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for leading foam and fibre converter Peak Converters as they have embarked on an impressive transformation journey.

Since their re-brand in 2022 the company has invested across all areas of the business to modernise, increase capacity, and ensure their commitment to technology and innovation as the driving force of their business.

As the second part of their transformation programme unfolds in 2024, managing director Mike Crowshaw provides an insight into the exciting things that are to come from the company that will ensure it is poised ready for the next phase of growth.

Investing in excellence: Modernising facilities

Mike said: “We are continuing to invest in modernising and upgrading our plant and facilities to deliver the absolute best in service for our customers, whilst also making our environment inviting and comfortable for our employees.

“To that end we are about to embark on a refurbishment programme of our staff facilities, which will include new kitchens, flooring, paintwork, and general modernisation. The goal is to help us make Peak Converters a great environment to work in, to help attract new talent into the business, and to support the growth of our Peak Converters family.”

Continuous improvement: Increasing efficiencies

“A significant machine refurbishment programme is scheduled to kick off during the summer, which will see us conduct major upgrades to EVERY machine in our factory,” Mike continued. “This will include advanced IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) based monitoring for all of our CNC machines. The aim is to reduce downtime, increase efficiencies, and provide an overall better experience for our customers.

“As part of this I am really excited about the work our team are undertaking to help speed up our upholstery kit assembly process. Having supplied more upholstery kits than ever before in 2023, we are striving to further improve on our already incredibly competitive lead times by introducing innovative technology to speed up the process and deliver the goods to our customers even more quickly.”

Green Initiatives: Moving towards net zero.

“Building on the success of our project to upgrade LED lighting right across our factory in 2023, which slashed our lighting energy consumption by a remarkable 59%, we are continuing our journey towards net zero manufacturing and are committed to improving our environmental impact. We’ll be installing solar panels on our factory roof, which will generate sufficient power to supply our entire factory with any surplus energy contributing to the national grid,” Mike revealed.

Working together: Development partner

“It is always pleasing to be asked to support our customers with their new product developments, whether that be designing a new cushion, testing a new filling material, or trialling a new conversion method,” Mike says. “Our team enjoy the challenge of new product development and pride ourselves on being a part of both our customers’ and suppliers’ extended NPD teams. Some of the recent initiatives we have been involved in include designing a new sprung sofa cushion alongside Wade Springs.”

Exhibition debut!

Adding to the excitement, Peak Converters are looking forward to participating in their debut exhibition at the Furniture Component Expo, where you’ll be able to find them on Stand 83.

Mike adds: “This will be the first time we have taken part in a show, and we are really looking forward to supporting this inaugural event.

“With so much going on it will be a fantastic way to bring our customers up to speed with what we have to offer. We will be displaying some of our innovative foam and fibre fillings, as well as our upholstery and cushion kits on the stand.”

The exhibition provides a prime opportunity for customers to witness first-hand the advancement of Peak Converters and to find out more about their offering. Visit them on Stand 83 at the Furniture Component Expo.

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