La Lima, Honduras 1/12/2009
Southern Glove announced today the purchase and installation of a new computerized cutting machine at their wholly owned subsidiary Guantes Sureños in La Lima, Honduras. After a thorough review of the available field of computerized knife cutters the company chose a model manufactured by Pathfinder Australia Pty Ltd as the best fit for the company.
Southern Glove will realize the benefits of improved material yield and significant savings from computerized nesting of all patterns. The new computerized cutting machine will give the company a unique ability among glove manufacturers to have limitless flexibility in pattern design and creation combined with a significantly reduced product development time. The quality and accuracy of cutting will be significantly improved over existing cutting methods and the overall capacity of cutting will increase by one third. The new machine will ultimately streamline the manufacturing process and provide yet another tool to assure the company’s standing and reputation in the hand protection market.