The £2.8-million (€3.1-million) installation in Manchester houses advanced technology, machinery and manufacturing processes needed to design innovative sealing products, according to a company press release.
The unit, it said, is intended to “assure defence, aerospace, automotive, rail, pharmaceutical and food processing companies that its specialised gaskets and supply chain meet their industries’ stringent safety and quality requirements.”
The 38,000 sq ft facility, which is “backed” by the UK government’s department of trade and industry, is scheduled to be opened on 10 Nov, the family-run company’s statement added.
According to JA Harrison, the design incorporates state-of-the-art computerised industrial presses, lathes, ovens and cyber-safe security systems. There are also enhanced handling, packaging, storage, cleaning, waste control and review capabilities.