Bata Kenya has always been at the forefront of innovation, embracing new technology and materials in order to improve its production methods. In addition to its use in the rubber factory, the new machine has also been installed at Bata Kenya’s leather factory, where it is used to cut insoles and socks.
The new state-of-the-art machine has a number of advantages compared to its predecessor, such as greater reliability and flexibility, the capacity to cut EVA and all kinds of synthetic materials, and above all, a reduced bridge gap during EVA cutting, resulting in minimal wastage.
The new machine can cut sheets of a greater width, increasing efficiency. Secondly, in the event of a breakdown, it ensures the continuity of the cutting process. This has significantly improved output in both rubber and leather production facilities, and the company is now cutting 3,500 to 5,000 pairs per hour.
Albert Errico, company manager of Bata Kenya, commented: "The newly installed high-efficiency cutting machine falls among key process strategies put in place to optimize production and raise the standards of manufacturing within the Kenya factory. Through its introduction, we aim to be more efficient and effective, and serve the ever-growing market of Kenya and the entire region."