Suprafilt has relocated to a facility that’s more than three times larger than its former base.
We have moved to the 42,000 sq ft Sagar Holme Mills on Burnley Road in Rossendale, a move which will allow the business to create four new jobs — taking employee numbers up from 20 to 24 — and work on larger scale projects.
Suprafilt enjoyed its best ever year in 2015 securing a £2m project for Thames Water at Deephams and a £2.3m project for Yorkshire Water at Hull.
Operations DirectorJonathan Lord said: “This move is a significant milestone in the history of the business. It underlines the progress we have made in recent years.
“We are on course for record turnover and investing in this new facility will mean we are well placed to continue to grow.
“The mill is ideal — it requires some work to transform it to meet our specific needs — but it is an ideal location for the business.
“It gives us the capacity to take on the new staff we now need and gives us the opportunity to work on much larger projects. There’s an internal crane system which is ideal for our requirements and will allow us to work more efficiently.
“In recent months we have been working to capacity at our Rochdale base and we needed to find somewhere that would allow us to grow. This is absolutely ideal.”
Alyson Barnes, leader of Rossendale Borough Council, welcomes Suprafilt to the valley. She said: “As a council, we support new businesses coming to the area. We would like to offer Suprafilt a warm welcome to Rossendale and encourage them to get in touch if there’s anything we can do to help them settle in.”
Suprafilt, which was established in 1995, includes many of the UK's major water companies and leading industrial organisations as clients. It specialises in the design, installation and commissioning of both fixed and lift-out fine-bubble diffused aeration systems for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. It provides bespoke energy efficient and innovative solutions that are designed and manufactured by its in house engineers. Turnover for 2015 was £5m.