A Teesside-based engineering company is now reaping the rewards of an expansion to Aycliffe Business Park three years ago.
Durham Lifting, which is headquartered in Middlesbrough, opened a new base on the business park in early 2014.
It has since seen a 30% rise in sales and growth since opening its Whinfield Drive in Aycliffe and has invested more than £40,000 in new machinery.
Durham Lifting specialises in the manufacture of offshore handling equipment, lifting and modular spreader beams up to 700 tonnes, frames and specialist handling equipment.
The firm has started working with Aycliffe giants Gestamp Tallent, Finley Structures, Tekmar Energy and Primex Plastics among others since expanding to the business park.
Managing director Amanda Gardiner said: “The Aycliffe expansion has been a huge success for us.
“We’re working with lots of companies on the business park as well as further afield in Darlington, Durham, Washington and Sunderland.
“Ayclffe is very much at the heart of our core business – which is repairing and testing lifting equipment and crane systems – and we’ve seen steady growth of the Aycliffe facility since it opened three years ago.”
Durham Lifting runs the largest testing house in the UK, which holds Lloyds approval to undertake tensile and compressive testing up to the capacity of 2,000 tonnes, and can design equipment in-house and manufacture to order.
It also runs a 24-hour breakdown service for fault finding and servicing, as well as the hire, sale, repair and test of lifting equipment such as rope slings, shackles, lifting clamps, lifting hooks, wire rope hoists, crane wires and safety equipment to name a few.
For more information about Durham Lifting, give the Aycliffe team a call on 01325 318844 or go to www.durhamlifting.co.uk
• Pictured (above): Some of Durham Lifting’s Aycliffe team (left to right) Tracey Firth, Stuart Raby and Karen Lathman.