Major expansion for Leeds manufacturing firm

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Major expansion for Leeds manufacturing firm

Leeds based fabrication and machining engineers A.Taylor & Son are expanding once again with the purchase of the historic H.Pontifex site in Hunslet, Leeds.

15 February 2011

The site, which sits adjacent to one of their existing factories, creates a further 40,000 sq ft of manufacturing capacity and has been funded with the help of an £800k facility from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Founded in 1864 as tinsmiths and sheet metal workers in Kirkstall the company has grown steadily over recent years and currently operates from 3 sites employing 140 skilled engineers.

Today A.Taylor supplies high integrity products to a blue chip client base covering a variety of industries, predominantly specialising in the oil and gas industry.

The new premises will become home to the companies expanding machine shop, allowing the installation of new machine tools and giving scope for further expansion, the first phase being an 8,500 sq ft extension currently underway.

David Minskip, Sales Director for A.Taylor & Son said: ‘It is fantastic to see the long tradition of engineering continuing in this area and the increase in our capacity will only serve to galvanise our position within the sub contract manufacturing industry.

Ashley Lund, Relationship Manager for RBS said: "Having previously supported A.Taylor with the purchase of their Pepper Road site in 2007 we are delighted to be backing this further expansion. They are exactly the type of firm we are looking to support. They are ambitious, a key employer in the area and have seen rapid growth of late. We look forward to continue working with them in the future and wish them luck with this expansion."

For further information please contact:

Matthew Evans
Media Manager, The Royal Bank of Scotland
07770 701830

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