Yorkshire manufacturer poised for growth

Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

Family-run, hand tool manufacturer, Richard Carter Ltd, has invested £250,000 in new machinery and is starting work on a significant site expansion.

The new wood-turning machine will result in a 20% improvement in efficiency compared to the previous equipment, as well as providing additional training opportunities for staff to upgrade and learn new skills.

What’s more, this month also sees work begin on a new 9,000sq ft warehouse built next to the current factory in Honley, Huddersfield.

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Richard Carter, managing director of the historic firm.

Richard Carter Ltd has appointed Yorkshire-based Radcliffe Construction to build the new site, which has been created to meet increasing customer demand and to provide vital additional storage, allowing the current 50,000sq ft site to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities.

Earlier in the year, the firm, which is the second oldest in Yorkshire, announced significant growth plans as it celebrates its 275th anniversary in 2015.

Managing director, Richard Carter commented: “The new wood-turning machine is cutting edge technology which will drastically improve both efficiency and productivity and make us significantly more competitive as a business.

“The new equipment combined with the site expansion shows that we’re putting all the necessary measures in place to accelerate our growth.

“We want to build on the 275-years of quality manufacturing that our forefathers have set the precedent for and we’re looking forward to the opportunities that the new warehouse facility and the new machinery will provide in doing so.”