Yorkshire manufacturer secures major contract

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by The Manufacturer

Rillington-based Ellis Patents has secured a contract to produce 20,000 aluminium cable clamps for electrical substations throughout a new Qatari city – Lusail.

Ellis Patents’ export manager Tony Conroy said the deal represents a significant achievement for the firm: ““When complete, Lusail City will be home to more than 200,000 people, play host to an estimated 80,000 visitors a year and be one of the host cities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, all of which means it is among the biggest developments in the world today and one that we were eager to be involved with.”

The two-hole clamps were specified through the Ellis Patents’ Qatari distributor, Mannai Trading. They are designed for projects that require materials that are heat-resistant up to 150 degrees centigrade.

Conroy said that the deal was secured through local company representatives, and praised their success in securing the contract: “[Our representatives] were able to make the necessary contacts and do a very effective job of highlighting the benefits of using our products over those of competing manufacturers.”

The deal follows a number of other international contracts – most recently Ellis Patents supplied its Emperor cable cleats to two new Petrobras oil platforms being built in Brazil.

Ellis Patents was founded in York in the North of England in the early 1960s to design and manufacture specialised electrical cable cleats and pipe fixings which were and still are marketed to all the major electrical utilities as well as to HVAC distribution companies in the U.K. It employs fifty people and has supplied cable cleats for the London Olympics, Heathrow Terminal 5, Wembley Stadium and more than 250,000 aluminium cleats for the Channel Tunnel link to St Pancras.

Today, the modern site at Rillington covers an area of 4,000 square metres which provides Ellis Patents with an up-to-date and efficient environment for the production of plastic injection mouldings, tool-making, assembly, stock holding and specialist packaging.

George Archer