Camfil Farr APC to Build New UK Manufacturing Facility

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Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has announced plans to open a 40,000 sq. ft. (3,716 sq. meter) facility in the United Kingdom to serve industrial customers throughout the UK and Europe.

CAMFIL FARR APC TO BUILD NEW UK MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Camfil Farr APC president Lee Morgan (third from right) and European sales director Rick Kreczmer (second from right) gather outside the planned UK manufacturing facility with other company representatives and local officials.

Camfil Farr APC has grown into a global dust collection company over the past five years, with our most dramatic growth in the UK and European industrial markets.

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has announced plans to open a 40,000 sq. ft. (3,716 sq. meter) facility in the United Kingdom to serve industrial customers throughout the UK and Europe.

Work is already underway for the new plant, which is located in the Birch Business Park in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK. The facility is expected to open in January 2013. When it is fully operational, Camfil Farr APC expects to employ more than 100 people in engineering, metal fabrication, welding and assembly positions.

“We are making a significant investment in the new UK manufacturing plant to allow us to service our European customer base more effectively,” states Rick Kreczmer, European sales director for Camfil Farr APC. “We will be able to supply products fast while still giving customers exactly what they require for their individual applications: quality dust collection equipment, fabricated to their needs and shipped on time. We intend to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

Company president Lee Morgan adds: “Camfil Farr APC has grown into a global dust collection company over the past five years, with our most dramatic growth in the UK and European industrial markets. This strategically located facility will allow us to be more responsive to customer needs in Europe and to expand our manufacturing capacity to meet both short- and long-term goals.”

Camfil Farr APC makes dust collection equipment that cleans up manufacturing processes for safer, more productive plant environments. Typical applications include laser and plasma cutting, thermal spray operations, welding, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical and food processing, and fiberglass manufacturing. Camfil products meet CE, ATEX and other European requirements.

Councillor Peter Williams, Rochdale Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, said: “This is fantastic news for the borough, and we welcome the expansion from such a high quality investor.

Julie Evans, Business Development Manager, Rochdale Development Agency has been assisting the company to identify property within the borough and will work closely with partners at Employment Links Partnership to assist in the recruitment of new jobs. Camfil Farr APC’s Kreczmer notes: "From the start, we have had a really positive experience in Rochdale borough. The area provides skilled engineers and fabricators that will take our business to a higher level. We look forward to working with local partners to establish our new operations here."

Camfil Farr APC is part of Camfil Farr, the largest air filter manufacturer in the world. To contact the company in the United Kingdom, call +44 1706 238000 or email europe(at)camfilfarrapc(dot)com. For general information, visit http://www.camfilfarrapc.com.

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