Construction has begun on a new £20 million (€23.2 million) factory in Huddersfield for Aflex Hose, according to parent company Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG).
Once operational, the facility will boost Aflex Hose’s production capacity by 70% and will create 200 new jobs over the next 10 years.
Aflex Hose develops and manufactures a range of PTFE lined flexible hose products, used globally by food and drink manufacturers, as well as in automotive and pharmaceutical applications.
The official ground-breaking ceremony took place on site at the Bradley Business Park in Huddersfield, UK.
David Cole, managing director of Aflex Hose, said: “We are very pleased to be underway with construction work. The new Aflex Hose factory will enable us to boost production capacity by 70% as well as widen our offer to customers. This investment also demonstrates our commitment to creating new and long-term employment opportunities in one of Britain’s most advanced technology businesses.”
According to the company, the factory is due for completion by summer 2020.