After a number of years of unprecedented growth, Stelram Engineering has recently expanded its production facilities to an impressive 27,000 square feet. This development will enable Stelram to offer even better design and manufacturing services to its customers in all manufacturing sectors.
With its headquarters in Wakefield, Stelram has become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of automation products to the food and drink, and automotive sectors, designing and manufacturing bespoke machinery and vision-controlled robotic systems.
A particularly impressive aspect of the business is that all electrical and mechanical manufacturing is carried out in-house, giving the company freedom to innovate and the flexibility needed to meet customer requirements.
Since its founding three decades ago, Stelram has operated from a single factory and office unit, later taking on additional storage across town, but continuing success has meant that space in the original unit has become tight. The company was delighted, therefore, to obtain an adjacent 19,000 square foot unit, which it is currently refurbishing to suit its exact requirements and to maximise the efficiency of its operations.
MD Steven Holt says: “Our present premises have served us very well over the years, but the time had definitely come when we needed more manufacturing space to meet the needs of our expanding customer base. So, when the opportunity to expand our facilities came, we grabbed it! The greatly increased production and storage space will enable us to keep growing and take on larger, and more ambitious projects in the future.”
As well as a much-increased manufacturing area, the new building will provide more office space for the customer services team, purchasing and production departments. In addition, it will free up space in the company’s original unit for a purpose-built development, demonstration and exhibition area where customers will be able view and evaluate Stelram’s innovations.
The additional space is also making it possible for Stelram to accommodate an expanding workforce. The company has already recruited five additional people this year, including a new service manager and design engineer, and is looking to employ further specialists in the upcoming months.
To further complement the recent successes at Stelram, the company has launched a new logo and website. Visitors to the revamped website will be able to learn about achievements and application stories, as well as browse the wide variety of offerings available.
For more information about Stelram’s products and services, please visit www.stelram.co.uk.