GT Group completes first part of £3m investment

Environmental engineering specialist, GT Group has completed the initial stage of a £3m investment in technology to support the manufacture of emission systems for the On/Off Highway industry.

The Group’s GT Emission Systems division has purchased a £250,000 CNC Doosan Puma lathe to increase efficiencies and its production capabilities for the production of exhaust gas control systems.

The technology is part of an investment programme by GT Emission Systems to increase production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Peterlee, North East England by almost 200% over the next three years.

A further three CNC lathes as well as advanced assembly and test equipment are expected to join the production line as the company continues to build on its significant position in the environmental engineering sector.

As a global manufacturer of exhaust gas control systems, GT Emission Systems plays a key role in making a positive contribution to On/Off Highway diesel engine manufacturers’ emission strategies.

With more than 3m emission control valves in operation around the world, its systems are highly-regarded by the automotive industry and meet stringent international environmental emission regulations including Euro 6, Euro 5, Tier 4 Final and pPNLT.

Chairman of GT Group, Geoff Turnbull commented: “This investment will enable our emission systems division to increase capacity and meet the demand for our products.

“Through our continuing and comprehensive research and development programmes, we have created a portfolio of systems, which are actively helping engine manufacturer’s address increasingly challenging environmental standards.

“Continually updating production technology at our facility not only supports our commitment to ensuring our systems meet international regulations and support our customers’ emission targets, but also supports our ability to convert our sophisticated ideas into workable and effective solutions.”