Droitwich based company JoTiKa Ltd is a specialist manufacturer and distributor of model ship kits and accessories. Formed in 1988 as a small, family run business, it has licences to manufacture and distribute high quality marine modelling kits of its own design, as well as for other leading brand names.
The company uses the latest CAD/CAM techniques and prototyping technologies to produce the highest quality products with fine attention to detail and access to a large selection of accessories and fittings. JoTiKa Ltd distributes its products all over the world.
JoTika Ltd has seen energy efficiency improvements following a Resource Efficient Worcestershire grant. They received £17,000 towards a £39,000 injection moulding machine and a drying machine for plastics.
“We were aware many of our machines were old and inefficient. This grant gave us the chance to upgrade more quickly than we would have otherwise.”
“Our old drying machine took 8 hours to complete a drying cycle, the new one takes 12 minutes. It’s no surprise our electricity bill is already down by 20% in less than 12 months.”
It’s clear that replacing old machines with new and highly efficient models are not only reducing energy bills, but also increasing productivity. Taken together with funding from the Enterprising Worcestershire programme, it has made a significant impact on business operations and has raised prospects for growing the business further. That said, Director John
Wright is keen to take some time for these changes to settle in. “We are in consolidation mode for the next 12 months and will look at a further expansion phase towards the end of 2016. It is likely we will need to purchase more machinery and possibly even move to a bigger unit to accommodate everything.”