Specialist civil engineering company Freyssinet has unveiled its new factory and bridge bearing test facilities.
Managing Director Paul Bottomley officially opened the new premises in Telford, Shropshire at a grand launch party on Monday 21 December.
The new factory represents Freyssinet’s continued investment in UK manufacturing and is part of a five year plan to create new jobs in the area.
The modern 1.8 acre site will enable Freyssinet to increase production and maintain the quality of its manufacture, servicing and testing of bridge bearings and other components, with the benefit of additional space for the research and development of new products. The installation of state-of-the-art equipment will also improve efficiency and save energy, in line with the company’s sustainable technology ethos to ‘do more with less materials and energy.’
Mr Bottomley said: With the continued growth and improvement in the UK’s manufacturing and construction industries, we are delighted to be opening a new factory, which will enable the company to expand on its manufacture, storage and laboratory testing. The new facility features one of the largest test press in the country and state of the art equipment.”
Freyssinet has been at the forefront of bridge bearing design, manufacture and installation since 1950. As part of the renowned Soletanche Freyssinet group, the company’s portfolio of products and services includes specialist repair, strengthening and protection of structures in the building, civil and marine sectors. The launch of its new factory will further cement Freyssinet’s standing as the largest structural repair company in the world.