Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis Patents, has invested £500,000 in a 25 per cent expansion of its North Yorkshire headquarters.
The main element of the expansion is a new 10,000 sq ft warehouse, which was built by local contractor, S Marshall. While the new facility will be used primarily for assembly and storage, its construction has freed up 7,000 sq ft of space in existing parts of Ellis’ premises. This will be used to expand the company’s manufacturing facilities – a development that is seen as vital for future growth and improved business efficiency
Richard Shaw, Managing Director of Ellis Patents, said: “The extended manufacturing space will allow us to increase our range of manufacturing processes, bring even more new and unique products to market, and widen the range of markets we serve.”
Danny Macfarlane, operations director of Ellis Patents, said: “Finishing the construction phase just as the pandemic struck the UK provided us with a unique opportunity to completely reorganise our entire factory; which would have been impossible under normal working conditions.
“The new space is more logically planned, which has improved work-flow and reduced down time; making us significantly more efficient. All of which means we are emerging as a business in great shape ready to make the most of the opportunities and challenges presented by the post-Covid world.”
Ellis, which is based in Rillington, North Yorkshire, manufactures cable cleats that are used to secure large power cables in major new construction and retrofit projects around the world.
The expansion of its premises is the latest in a process of site development that has seen it expand from 7,000 to 50,000 sq ft since Ellis moved to Rillington from York in 1974.