It became apparent in mid-2012 that in order to expand the business, we needed to establish our own facility.
We found that whilst there were plenty of opportunities for good office or workshop facilities, finding an appropriate combined facility was a good deal more difficult.
We therefore decided on a new build, that commenced in mid-2013 and was completed February 2014.
Whilst we previously had dispersed office, workshop and stores facilities, the new premises offered a massive improvement to the business in terms of the efficiency of communication, control of fabrication works and the provision of a much improved stores facility that enables strategic stock holding, improved (pro-active) contract planning and greater control of raw materials that in itself lends to improved scheduling and maintenance of van stock and thus greater site work efficiency.
In addition to better communication and efficiency, the new facility lends to an increase in in-house fabrication capabilities, that now include:
- Coded welding to British & ASME standards
- TIG & MMA welding
- Welding of mild and stainless steel fabrications
- Plasma cutting
- Folding & insulation works
- Off site valve overhaul and testing
- Shot blasting & painting
- Ultrasonic examination
- Hydraulic test area