A company making noise control equipment has opened a state-of-the-art facility.
Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox unveiled a plaque at the new premises of Wakefield Acoustics, at Flush Mills, Heckmondwike, before joining Kirklees Mayor Clr Paul Kane and other guests on a tour of the building.
The new facility has a modern 40,000sq ft manufacturing plant as well as offices.
Wakefield Acoustics said the move from Cleckheaton to larger premises will give the company the capacity to continue to serve its growing international customer base. I
t has also enabled the business to take on seven new staff from the local area.
Lee Nicholson, managing director, said: “We are very proud to have officially opened our new facility, which signifies a substantial step forward for the company.
“The new premises will allow us to continue to serve our customer base, which has seen significant growth in recent years, as well as continue to hire more staff from the local area.”
Wakefield Acoustics recently announced a 50% increase in turnover since 2012 and has plans to double turnover by 2018.
It said activity had increased in a number of core markets, with orders growing across the board. The firm continued to make progress in overseas markets.
The company works with many of the world’s leading blue chip companies – with experience across sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, power generation, water and waste, recycling and general industry and infrastructure.