Camfil Farr APC to build new UK manufacturing facility and create 100 jobs
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), the leading global manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has announced plans to open a 40,000 sq. ft. (3,716 sq. meter) facility in the United Kingdom to serve industrial customers throughout the UK and Europe.
Photo shows: Camfil Farr APC president Lee Morgan (third from right) and European sales director Rick Kreczmer (second from right) outside the new site with other company representatives and local officials.
Camfil Farr APC is part of Camfil Farr, the largest air filter manufacturer in the world. Camfil already has a UK headquarters and award winning manufacturing plant in Haslingden, Lancashire which is home to over 200 employees, and has a turnover of £20million.
Camfil UK has a string of accolades for their manufacturing and carbon reduction excellence. In 2011, the company won the Best Factory Awards - Best Engineering Plant, in 2010 they became the first UK manufacturing company to achieve certification to the energy management system standard BSEN16001 and ISO 50001 and the first in the world to be awarded the BSI’s Energy Reduction Verification (ERV) Kitemark. The company boasts a number of industry awards for their energy efficient products and company wide Carbon Excellence Programme.
Work is already underway for the new plant, which is located in the Birch Business Park in Heywood, Greater Manchester. The facility is expected to open in January 2013. When it is fully operational, Camfil Farr APC expects to employ more than 100 people in engineering, metal fabrication, welding and assembly positions.
Rick Kreczmer, European sales director for Camfil Farr APC.
“We are making a significant investment in the new UK manufacturing plant to allow us to service our European customer base more effectively,”
“We will be able to supply products fast while still giving customers exactly what they require for their individual applications: quality dust collection equipment, fabricated to their needs and shipped on time. We intend to meet and exceed customer expectations.”
Camfil Farr APC makes dust collection equipment that cleans up manufacturing processes for safer, more productive plant environments. Typical applications include laser and plasma cutting, thermal spray operations, welding, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical and food processing, and fiberglass manufacturing. Camfil products meet CE, ATEX and other European requirements.
Councillor Peter Williams, Rochdale Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, said:
“This is fantastic news for the borough, and we welcome the expansion from such a high quality investor”
The Rochdale Development Agency has been assisting Camfil to identify property within the borough and will work closely with partners at Employment Links Partnership to assist in the recruitment of the new jobs.
Camfil Farr APC’s Kreczmer notes:
"From the start, we have had a really positive experience in Rochdale Borough. The area provides skilled engineers and fabricators that will take our business to a higher level. We look forward to working with local partners to establish our new operations here."
To contact Camfil Farr call +44 1706 238000 or email . For general information, visit www.camfilfarrapc.com.
Notes to Editors:
About Camfil Farr
Camfil Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Camfil AB which trades as Camfil Farr or the Camfil Farr Group. Camfil Farr is a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions. Camfil Farr is also one of the most global air filtration specialists in the world with 23 production units and research and development centres in four countries in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Camfil Farr, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has approximately 3,350 employees and sales in the region of SEK 4.6 billion (c. £440 million). International markets account for almost 90% of sales. The company’s business is to provide customers with sustainable best-in class air filtration products and services within four main segments: Comfort Air; Clean Processes; Power Systems; and Safety and Protection.
With 47 years of experience in air filtration products and solutions, Camfil Farr delivers value to customers all over the world while contributing to something essential to everyone – clean air for health, wellbeing and performance.
See: www.camfilfarr.com www.camfilfarr.co.uk and www.camfilfarr.co.uk/filter-technology
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