GEEKBAR, a vape technology brand, is taking intelligent manufacturing to new heights by investing more than £120m into setting up a futuristic production facility, as part of its growth plans in the UK and to continue to be a leading vape brand of choice amongst British retailers.
The two-year-project will see some of the most hi-tech machines ever seen on a vape production line brought on stream to ensure the very highest of quality and safety standards. The whole process will be highly efficient as the entire assembly is 90% automated using the very latest hardware and software to provide the highest levels of precision and performance.
In addition, the fully digitised ‘lean and clean’ manufacturing processes will ensure the highest standards in testing and production, while sophisticated QR-coded packaging will reinforce anti-counterfeiting efforts.
In fact, so much emphasis has been placed on quality control, that GEEKVAPE, owners of GEEKBAR, say they will come close to achieving a 100% fault-free production process. It is estimated that the new industry park venture, an ambitious collaboration with atomisation technology group QISITECH, will boast a 99.8% yield rate.
The intelligent manufacturing complex will be located within the Zhuhai National Hi-Tech Industrial Development District in China’s Guangdong province.
The announcement comes as the Office for National Statistics says vaping has played a ‘major role’ in UK smoking rates dropping to an all-time low of just 13.3%, while the number of vapers is at an all-time high. The ONS says there were now 6.6 million smokers in the UK, compared with 4m vapers.
In addition, the independent Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has revealed that the aggregate value of the UK’s flourishing vape industry was £2.8bn in 2021 and that the sector was directly responsible for adding £310m to the Exchequer through tax revenues in 2021 as well as saving the NHS more than £320m-a-year.