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Heating company makes efficient factory upgrade

Specialist heating company Heatrod Elements has successfully completed a £500,000 move to a new manufacturing facility in Bolton that will support more resource efficient production.

 

Specialist heating company Heatrod Elements has successfully completed a £500,000 move to a new manufacturing facility in Bolton that will support more resource efficient production.

Heatrod is a member of The Backer Group and part of the Swedish NIBE Element Group, one of the world market leaders in the design and manufacture of components and solutions for intelligent heating and control. Heatrod’s core capabilities are in electric heating and resistance products.

The company said the move to the new facility at Top Deck Industrial Estate in Bolton would play an integral part in plans to develop a more extensive scope of industrial products and solutions, but also help to streamline its manufacturing processes, reduce waste and improve energy efficiency - providing a much more cost-effective base for production.

Christer Fredriksson, chief executive of the global NIBE Group, who travelled from Sweden to attend the official opening, said: “As a group we have 60 factories all over the world, but during my 27 years with NIBE there have been very few times we have been able to open a brand-new factory.”

Low carbon footprint

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Heatrod said its team identified the new premises as a good fit for its environmental requirements.

With solar power and a low carbon footprint, the facility forms part of the company’s drive towards a more sustainable and environmentally-sound production facility.

The company operates an environmental management system following the requirements of the international ISO 14001 standard.

Simon Ellam, managing director of Heatrod Elements, told the MEN: “To move an entire manufacturing facility is a huge task so it has been a very challenging 12 months. But thanks to a fantastic team of people, who have put in a lot of hard work, we have achieved something incredible.”