The Poole-based company, which specialises in timber components for the yacht and boat sector, has improved its workshops by adding a Boere wide-belt sander, Maka and Woods radio frequency presses, a 3.5m-long vacuum table and a third spray booth.

Kirolite is also using the machinery to manufacture products for other sectors, including furniture and retail.

The Boere Select widebelt sander, supplied by Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery, is configured with a solid roller on the front head and a combi roller-pad on the second head.

The unit digitally monitors the rise and fall of the table conveyor to accommodate workpieces up to 150mm thick and up to 1100mm wide.

The radio frequency presses are used to shape and bond made-to-order shaped components manufactured from laminated timber. Typical components are edge surrounds for furniture and bunk beds.

These profiles can be fluted, scalloped or grooved and need to be calibrated, sanded and finished to fine tolerances for both sub-assembly operations and before highly specialised finishing.

Kirolite’s spray booths apply a variety of finishes, including polyester for a high gloss surface prized by the boat industry.

The company uses hardwoods, particularly Amercian cherry and black walnut, and panel products.