Avanti Conveyors to relocate to purpose built site
We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new site in Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire to support our ambitious growth plans.
Exponential growth in the corrugated industry (over 6% year on year) has driven up demand for more automated materials handling systems. We have experienced a significant increase in demand for our products and have committed to this move to facilitate our continued growth.
The new building will comprise of a purpose built 40,000 sqft manufacturing bay with a 5,500 sqft mezzanine for office space and a 5,000 sqft mezzanine for electrical engineering. A dedicated new product development area is included in the layout plans.
This enlarged manufacturing facility will provide four bays for full assembly, a new testing area of the Pegasus separator palletiser line, as well as allowing customers an in person or online demonstration and acceptance of their equipment prior to shipment to their site.
This new plant will fulfil our objective to ship conveyors up to 14m in length in single sections for efficient, cost effective installation. Overhead cranes will be used internally for truck loading of large sections of engineering products. The new welding and fabrication areas will allow a significant percentage of outsourced fabrication to be brought in house, helping ensure our competitive cost base is sustained for the long-term. Our future plans on this site include the addition of an in house powder coating facility and further expansion of product lines.
Our approach for combining innovation, flexibility and support in our product lines is mirrored by our environmental approach to business and is reflected in several aspects of the new plant. The facility will have solar panel integration, LED lighting, waste segregation, cycle parking areas and EV charging for 20 vehicles.
This expansion will result in the creation of up to 36 new jobs in the local community, including 2 apprenticeships per year. These apprenticeships will be ring-fenced for local unemployed people. Local suppliers will also benefit from this expansion as we have an established and trusted local supplier base.
We are arranging open days for future employees, suppliers, customers and the local community when the new plant opens and are also planning some exciting projects for the local schools. Building works at the site are expected to be completed by September 2022.
Simon Mander, Managing Director and Owner of Avanti Conveyors, explains “We have been searching for some time to locate alternative premises to facilitate the growth and demand and we are delighted to be able to remain in the local High Peak area.”