A Bradford-based manufacturing firm has built a serious new facility to assist it win a greater share of global markets .
Univer Manufacturing Company has invested 2.45m to improve a disused council building into a manufacturing facility, backed up by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The firm has completely overhauled the disused former Bradford Council building in Shipley to a state-of-art production line.
The 24,000 feet square site houses the most recent CNC machine technology and contains increased the company’s manufacturing capabilities, enabling it to develop 20 new jobs, and win a string of the latest export contracts.
Univer Manufacturing is often a family-run company specialising in standard pneumatic branded products, specialist pneumatic products, gas module production, vehicle fleet safety products and systems for armoured vehicles.
Export sales are anticipated to grow by 30 per cent with current UK sales were up 40 per-cent.
The investment was held by 440,000 in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s grant programme.
Managing director Dominic Pix said: “It’s been fantastic to cooperate with the LEP Growth Service in this particular project. The grant resulted in our latest facility has long been carried out a special standard. By selecting to provide new life to a former Bradford Council building that was empty for years, and not get hold of a new build, Univer Manufacturing in addition invested additional funds within the buying of the most up-to-date CNC automated technology.”
Andrew Wright, chair from the LEP Business, Innovation and Growth (BIG) Panel, added: “Univer Manufacturing is often a prime demonstration of a profitable British business, which is demonstrating resolve for its Yorkshire roots through investment.
“By increasing its domestic output abilities through state-of-the-art technology, it’s already created more jobs and outlined further plans for long-term growth that may assist the regional economy.”