Rochdale manufacturer accommodates growth

KP Industries, the Rochdale-based conveyor systems manufacturer, has expanded its facility in Buckley Road Industrial Estate and has taken on new staff after receiving £1m of orders.

KP Industries has agreed a lease on 4,000 sq ft of additional manufacturing space next to its existing 6,000 sq ft Buckley Road site.

The business has also hired two fitter welders, an engineering apprentice and an accounts office apprentice.

Phil Cornell, managing director, said: “Since our business was established in 2003, we have secured orders from leading names from across all facets of industry. Thanks to the support of Rochdale Development Agency and the Business Growth Hub last year, however, we were able to identify how we could be even more successful, particularly by further developing our sales and marketing strategy. In fact, taking their advice on board was directly instrumental in us meeting with one of the world’s leading generator manufacturers.”

KP Industries initially secured an £150,000 order to supply and install a picking system on the generator manufacturer’s motor production line. This was followed by larger packages of work, which brought the generator manufacturer’s total investment with KP Industries to more than £1m.

KP Industries clients include Sellafield, Bombardier, and Boden Mail Order.

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