US-based Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), which makes dust and fume collection equipment, has announced plans to open a 40,000 ft² facility in the UK, creating 100 jobs.
Work is already under way, with the factory in Heywood, Greater Manchester, expected to open in January 2013.
When it is fully operational, Camfil Farr APC expects to employ more than 100 people in engineering, metal fabrication, welding and assembly positions.
The site will manufacture products for industrial customers throughout the UK and Europe. Camfil Farr APC, which is part of Camfil Farr, makes dust collection equipment that cleans up manufacturing processes for safer, more productive plant environments.
Typical applications include laser and plasma cutting, thermal spray operations, welding, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical and food processing, and fiberglass manufacturing
“We are making a significant investment in the new UK manufacturing plant to allow us to service our European customer base more effectively,” said Rick Kreczmer, European sales director at Camfil Farr APC.
Mr Kreczmer noted that the move will cut lead times and improve on time delivery.
Company president Lee Morgan added: “Camfil Farr APC has grown into a global dust collection company over the past five years, with our most dramatic growth coming in the UK and European industrial markets. This strategically located facility will allow us to be more responsive to customer needs in Europe and to expand our manufacturing capacity to meet both short and long-term goals.”