The company has invested more than £500k to buy its own premises on Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Runcorn. FBS previously traded from a rented site on Astmoor Industrial Estate.
At 21,000 sq ft, the new FBS site is larger than their previous premises, ensuring the company has the space to increase its manufacturing capacity if needed. The purchase also provides FBS with long-term stability as the lease on its previous home was not available to buy.
Established in 1992, FBS manufactures and installs laboratory furniture for schools, universities, the NHS and commercial clients including many leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. The business has a turnover of over £2m and employs 30 staff.
Tracey Robinson, FBS Managing Director, said: "Purchasing our own premises provided additional security for the business and is something that we have been looking to do for quite a while. Moving to a larger base also means we can improve the efficiency of our manufacturing operations and increase capacity as and when required."
NatWest commercial banking in Liverpool provided FBS with a £300k loan to help fund the property purchase. Relationship Director Angela Moretta, said: "This is a positive move by Tracey and her management team. They have moved to keep the business competitive in this market and enhance its long term security. We are happy to provide finance to support their plans."
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