Northants manufacturer doubles workspace following business growth

Northants manufacturer doubles workspace following business growth
Deputy Mayor of Northampton Cllr Tony Ansell (left) with Matthew Aldridge, Managing Director, igus.

Northampton manufacturer igus has doubled its engineering support facility to 1,000 sqm after opening its newly expanded premises.

The creation of a new upper floor will accommodate a growing sales and technical support team, igus said, while freeing up ground-floor space for the engineering team to meet demand for fully assembled products.

A six-figure sum has been invested in the expansion, which will allow the company to add significantly to its workforce in the future.

The expansion comes just a year after the company celebrated its 25th anniversary in the UK.

MD Matthew Aldridge said: “By listening closely to the needs of our customers throughout the UK, we have continuously developed the range of products and services we offer and this has led to successive years of double-digit growth in our turnover.

“As UK industries embrace ever more efficient manufacturing methods, we have seen particularly strong demand for ready-assembled packages that can be quickly and cost-effectively deployed on site.

“As a result, we reached the limit of our available space and rather than moving to new premises we opted to expand, which gives everybody more space in which to work.

“If business levels continue to grow at their current rate we will need to recruit more employees, which this new open workspace enables us to do.”