Henry Smith MP Opens New Vent-Axia Production Lines

Published: 14/01/2013

Made In BritainOn Friday 11 January 2013, Vent-Axia, the UK’s leading ventilation company, celebrated the opening of three new production lines at its headquarters in Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex. To honour the occasion Henry Smith MP for Crawley and the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Keith Blake, officially opened the assembly lines by cutting the ribbon at Vent-Axia’s Made in Britain launch event, followed by guests touring the new facilities.

With the Construction Products Association forecasting construction output to fall by a further 1.4% in 2013, Vent-Axia is bucking the current economic trend by doubling its manufacturing capacity of unitary domestic fans at its Crawley site. Vent-Axia is investing in Crawley, the local economy and community with the launch of the new production assembly lines creating 20 new site jobs in a tough economic climate. The company has invested over £350k in tooling for the new production lines as well as financing building works to incorporate the increased manufacturing.

“Vent-Axia is a company steeped in 75 years of British heritage and innovation. We are therefore delighted to be expanding our UK manufacturing at our Crawley site and investing in the local economy with the creation of 20 new jobs. At Vent-Axia we are committed to producing high quality innovative products and lowering carbon emissions, British manufacturing enables us to deliver this for our customers. Not only will the expansion allow improved stock control helping clients with ever tighter construction deadlines but it will also allow us to easily make design enhancements to our products,” explained Lee Nurse, Marketing Director at Vent-Axia.

Speaking at the event Henry Smith MP said: “I’m delighted that locally based, world-class and innovative company, Vent-Axia, is expanding manufacturing in the UK creating 20 extra skilled jobs. I am proud that this iconic and historic company is creating high quality products ‘made in Britain’ right here in Crawley.”

Vent-Axia employs 225 staff at its headquarters in Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex. The addition of 20 new production staff at its Sussex site will be a welcome boost to the local job market.

As well investing in the local economy Vent-Axia’s commitment to British manufacturing will see the company further investing in UK logistics which will help lower the embodied energy of products by reducing carbon emissions. A reduction in international shipping and flights will result in a saving of 15 Tonnes of CO² a year.

Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex and with more than 75 years as an influential industry leader, Vent-Axia continues to set the standard in controlling the flow of fresh air, its temperature, humidity and cleanliness. Each year the company supplies air management solutions for over half a million installations across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in the UK and around the World.

For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590.

Vent-Axia Ltd

Vent-Axia are leading manufacturers and suppliers of heating and ventilation systems, both in the UK and around the world. For over 75 years, we have led the industry in air ventilation products, systems and services. Whatever your requirement, budget or setting, Vent-Axia can provide the solution you need. From extraction fans for the home to large commercial ventilation solutions, our wide HVAC range features a product for every air handling purpose.

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