Avanti Conveyors to relocate

Avanti Conveyors has confirmed that they have secured a new site in Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire to support their ambitious growth plans.

The new building will comprise of a purpose built 40,000 sq ft manufacturing bay with a 5,500 sq ft mezzanine for office space and a 5,000 sq ft mezzanine for electrical engineering. A dedicated new product development area is included in the layout plans.

This enlarged manufacturing facility will provide four bays for full assembly, a new testing area of the Pegasus separator palletiser line, as well as allowing customers an in person or online demonstration and acceptance of their equipment prior to shipment to their site.

This new plant will fulfil the company’s objective to ship conveyors up to 14m in length in single sections for efficient, cost effective installation. Overhead cranes will be used internally for truck loading of large sections of engineering products. The new welding and fabrication areas will allow a significant percentage of outsourced fabrication to be brought in house, helping ensure their competitive cost base is sustained for the long-term. Future plans on this site include the addition of an in-house powder coating facility and further expansion of product lines.

This expansion will result in the creation of up to 36 new jobs in the local community, including two apprenticeships per year. These apprenticeships will be ring-fenced for local unemployed people. Local suppliers will also benefit from this expansion, as Avanti Conveyors has an established and trusted local supplier base. The company is arranging open days for future employees, suppliers, customers and the local community when the new plant opens and is also planning some exciting projects for the local schools. Building works at the site are expected to be completed by September 2022.

Simon Mander, Managing Director, Avanti Conveyors, says, “We have been searching for some time to locate alternative premises to facilitate the growth and demand and we are delighted to be able to remain in the local High Peak area.”


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