Ceramex opens £3 million DPF refurbishment facility 03 November 2020
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning and refurbishment service provider Ceramex has more than doubled its operating capacity with the opening of a new facility in Reading, which will be able to process more than 2,500 DPFs per week.
Representing an investment of over £3 million, the 67,000 square-foot Reading site was recommissioned as its logistics hub during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year, as restrictions delayed the fit-out process. This afforded more storage capacity for DPF units, allowing rapid turnaround for deliveries and despatch, so that the company’s existing Slough facility could operate more effectively with social distancing measures implemented.
Having seen demand for commercial vehicle DPF cleaning start to ramp up again, Colin Lewis, managing director of Ceramex, commented: “As early signs of market recovery emerge, we are starting to return to pre-pandemic levels of DPF cleaning volume, due in part to increased logistics fleet activity. As this continues, Ceramex is therefore delighted to open the doors to its new DPF refurbishment facility in Reading.”
“With tighter EU emission controls and standard fitment of DPFs, demand for cleaning and refurbishment is on a steady upward trajectory. Ensuring that we can handle future customer demand is extremely important to Ceramex.”
Colin Lewis concluded: “This expansion will reaffirm our focus on helping customers to achieve renewed momentum and also highlight the importance of efforts being made to improve air quality by minimising vehicle emissions.”
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