Specialist engineering firm FPE Global has launched its new state of the art test facility and manufacturing operation to strengthen its services to a growing international customer base.
Located at the company’s UK headquarters close to Manchester Airport, the 30,000 sq ft facility is one of the largest and most advanced in the country. The test facility covers 3,500 sq ft and offers a full spectrum of materials handling technology, including a multi-phase 500m pneumatic conveying system, which is the only one of its kind in the UK.
The new facilities have been built with the sole purpose of helping customers to reduce risk with capital investments associated with materials handling infrastructure. Unlike other test facilities that offer only pilot or lab scale capability, the array of materials handling technology on offer at FPE Global allows customers to conduct full scale material handling trials prior to final specification and purchase order placement.
The manufacturing facility has been specifically designed to enable lean and efficient materials flow, as well as providing separation between mild steel and stainless steel production to ensure the highest quality standards are met.
The new facility also provides full scale assembly and test capability to ensure that new products and systems are fully built and tested prior to despatch. This will allow for a ‘vertical start up’ when products arrive to customer’s facilities.
David Cooper, Chief Executive at FPE Global, said:“The launch of the new manufacturing and test facility is another key step on our growth journey as we enhance our services to clients around the world. With one of the largest and most advanced facilities in the country, we are now able to provide a world class service to our customers from initial concept through to on site delivery, start-up and throughout the life of the installation. This full scope capability is what sets us apart from our competition and enables FPE Global to guarantee maximum efficiency and return on investment for our customers.”
FPE Global was backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital in 2014 and is on track to achieve sales of £16m by the end of 2017.