Innovation grant sees car supplier create more than 20 new jobs

Posted on 14 May 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Caravan industry wiring systems and electrical components manufacturer, BCA Group, has outlined plans to grow its customer base and create more than 20 new jobs after completing a £2.7m expansion project.

The Leeds City Region LEP’s innovation grant is set to help create 21 new jobs over the next three years across the group – image courtesy of BCA Group.

The work has seen the construction of a purpose-built distribution warehouse and factory facility in Copley, West Yorkshire.

This provides 30,000 sqft of space for subsidiary Pennine Leisure Supplies and is assisting BCA Group to continue the growth of its caravan, motorhome and leisure accessories distribution division.

The investment, which included £200,000 from the Leeds City Region LEP’s grant programme, is set to help create 21 new jobs over the next three years across the group.

Following the completion of the facility and in order to meet ongoing demand, BCA Group has now embarked on another expansion project that will see its manufacturing capacity increase further with the addition of an additional 7,160 sqft of space.

Adam Slater, managing director of BCA Group, said the business was innovating to help meet its customers’ requirements and was looking to continue its diversification strategy into industries that require specialist services.

Slater said: “As BCA Group is at the forefront of new designs and technology, it is crucial that our manufacturing facilities reflect this and meet our customers’ requirements.

“As such we’re delighted with the new production centre in Copley, which includes a state-of-the-art guidance racking system which has improved our productivity.”

BCA Group was established in Mytholmroyd in 1981 as a caravan accessories distributor before moving to purpose-built facilities on Lowfields Business Park in 2001.

The business subsequently diversified and expanded further into the manufacturing of harnesses and other ancillary items and today manufactures of wiring systems and electrical components to the caravan industry.

It supplies all of the UK’s major caravan and motorhome manufacturers and employs more than 150 people across three sites in Calderdale.


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