The moulder, the result of a tie-up between the British company and IIDA of Japan, is designed to harness key features of the two moulder manufacturers.

Wadkin hopes that the first UK installation of the machine will take place within the next four to six weeks. Discussions are currently taking place with a company in Yorkshire. “We are anticipating the high-speed moulder will be very well received,” said Peter Smith, managing director of Wadkin Machines.

The company has recently appointed a distributor in Poland and is looking to recruit a European representative.

Wadkin is also in discussions with two European companies about producing a range of machines and tooling for them.

Mr Smith said Wadkin’s ties with other manufacturers, coupled with its project management capabilities, could make life easier for customers.