The VEKA UK Group was delighted to welcome Vince Cable back to the company’s Burnley HQ to officially open the system supplier’s impressive, new mixing plant.
The Business Secretary enjoyed a tour of the Farrington Road site with the UK Company Directors and Global VEKA Group Board Member Boni Eichwald, who had travelled from Germany to attend the opening of the state-of-the-art mixing plant, which has seen investment of £5m.
Mr Cable said it was a pleasure to be back at VEKA celebrating further success with the company.
Before unveiling a commemorative plaque of the official opening, he discussed the scale of the development and described it as “a European success story” which will strengthen trading relationships across the UK and abroad.
The VEKA UK Group’s new facility is now the most technically-advanced mixing plant in the UK. It has been designed with future expansion in mind, which could potentially take capacity from the current 48,000 tonnes to a possible 72,000 tonnes. The plant features two mixers and three coolers and is fully automated to ensure absolute efficiency.
The VEKA UK Group Managing Director Dave Jones explains:
“The Group’s capital expenditure over the last two years totals more than £15m. This is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the future of our industry in the UK, and the success we want for our customers. The new mixing plant will allow The VEKA UK Group to become even bigger and stronger over the coming years, and allows us to offer even better service and stability for our customers.
“Having our own on-site mixing plant will allow us to fully control the materials going into our products. It will increase our efficiency and has been built to a common group standard to ensure there will be swift spare part availability should anything need repairing.
“It was a pleasure to welcome the Business Secretary back to the site to see the finished plant following his visit to Burnley last year.
“We really feel that our investment in this facility represents another success story for Burnley and the UK manufacturing industry overall.”