A specialist concrete manufacturer has invested more than £120,000 to expand its manufacturing capacity in south east Northumberland.
Based at the former Rio Tinto smelter site in Ashington, Lynx Precast Limited, is the only manufacturer producing both hollowcore slab and T beams in the north east.
The investment has funded the installation of a new hollowcore casting machine to extend the Lynx product range by manufacturing 100 mm to 300 mm deep hollowcore slabs. It is also the company’s first step in meeting rising customer demand by increasing production capacity on site to 12,000 m² per month.
Andy Teasdale, Lynx Precast managing director, said: “We are a young, ambitious company and want to continue to grow our market share in the UK construction sector.
“The recent housing support announcement in the budget was very encouraging. The housing sector needs long-term sustainable growth with sensible mortgage lending criteria to help keep house price inflation in check.
“By investing in the new hollowcore casting machine and forklifts we aim to boost our competitiveness, manufacturing capacity and add value to our service offering in order to meet the projected growth in new business.
“We are using the very latest software, manufacturing techniques and equipment to offer our customers a high quality product manufactured in the UK.”
Lynx Precast customers include housebuilders and developers looking for bespoke flooring solutions.