Booth Industries International has reinforced its future growth potential with the official opening of its new factory wing, which promises to help deliver a more flexible and greener manufacturing facility.
The 600 Sq Metre extension, known in development as Project Apollo, has been launched in an opening ceremony with parent company Avingtrans PLC, whose faith in the acquisition of Booth in 2019 has been rewarded with a record order book and a future potential to continue its upwards trajectory. The extension brings the overall manufacturing capacity of its Nelson Street site in Bolton to 6,400 sq m.
The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Roger McDowell, chairman of Avingtrans plc board, and was joined by Mike Jenkinson, Booth managing director, AVG board members, and members of staff from Booth Industries.
Mike Jenkinson said: “We’re delighted with the new facility, which provides valuable additional capacity and state-of-the-art facilities to support the delivery of several key public sector contracts and our work for HS2.”
“As well as providing additional manufacturing capacity, the new building brings new materials handling equipment, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) facilities and improved site welfare and also forms a key part of our carbon reduction roadmap, which sets out the steps we are taking to become a carbon negative manufacturer by 2025.”
Designed to meet a CO2 emission rate of 38.2kg/CO2/m2, the new facility uses a variety of thermal, lighting and energy saving advances to improve the energy efficiency of the building and limit CO2 emissions.
Some 95% of the demolition materials removed following the removal of the pre-existing building were recycled, with the remaining five per cent consisting of asbestos-containing materials, which were disposed of safely.
With a record order book secured, an industry-leading net Carbon Zero roadmap already within reach of completion, and a committed apprenticeship and local employment scheme providing vital future economy benefits, the new factory extension is the culmination of two years of hard work by everybody involved with the company, and of a determination to rebuild and grow the Booth name further, both nationally & internationally.
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