BATLEY and Spen MP Jo Cox unveiled a plaque as an industrial and environmental noise control manufacturer officially opened its new state-of-the-art base in Heckmondwike.
Following the opening of Wakefield Acoustics’ new Flush Mills site Mrs Cox, Mayor of Kirklees Coun Paul Kane, and other distinguished guests were able to tour the new facility.
The new larger facility has a modern 40,000sq ft manufacturing plant, as well as offices. The move from its old base on Hightown Road in Cleckheaton to larger premises will give the company the capacity to continue to serve its growing international customer base.
It has also enabled the business to continue recruiting by taking on seven new staff from the local area.
Managing director Lee Nicholson said: “We are very proud to have officially opened our new facility, which signifies a substantial step forward for the company.
“The new premises will allow us to continue to serve our customer base, which has seen significant growth in recent years, as well as continue to hire more staff from the local area.”
The new larger manufacturing facility affords the company significant opportunity to continue to expand and develop its manufacturing and engineering operations.
Working with many blue chip companies Wakefield Acoustics recently announced a 50 per cent increase in turnover since 2012, with plans in place to double turnover by 2018. Activity increased in a number of core markets, with orders growing across the board, while continued progress was also made in international markets such as the oil and gas sector.