Canning Conveyor expand engineering facilities
Company acquires new factory complex to help meet growing demand for materials-handling equipment
CANNING Conveyor, one of the country’s leading suppliers of bulk materials-handling equipment, have expanded their engineering department as part of a £1 million investment financed by Barclays Corporate.
The company’s new 4,000 square metre factory premises on Claylands Avenue Industrial Estate, in Worksop, is split into adjoining units each complete with a full-length, five-tonne-capacity crane. The units will be split into fabrication, machine and assembly shops, together with two-storey offices.
According to Canning, the expansion was required to accommodate the engineering department’s workload, which currently includes major contracts for conveyor equipment destined for Sierra Leone, on behalf of London Mining, and SuperDrive ground-conveyor equipment for Sibelco.
The new factory will also provide better scope and facilities for additional larger contract engineering work. The company’s success in gaining a three-year contract from a major screen and crusher supplier for standard conveyor equipment is set to provide the foundations for future large-scale projects.
In addition, the new engineering facility will lead to future developments in the manufacture and assembly of Canning SuperDrive ground-conveyor equipment and Canning’s standard modular conveyors. It also coincides with the winning of a new order from Mansfield Sand & Gravel for a variety of ground, stockpile and radial conveyor equipment.
As well as the new factory facilities, Canning are investing in additional works labour and engineering staff, having recruited 15 new employees in the last three months alone to handle the increasing workload from the materials-handling sector. The company now employs a total of 52 people and has seen its turnover rise by 60% to £8.5 million in the last two years.