Major expansion for £25m turnover engineering business

Major expansion for £25m turnover engineering business

Pontefract-based Advanced Diesel Engineering has bought new premises with financial support from the Barclays Northern Powerhouse Fund.

Established in 1998, the company is headquartered at Langthwaite Business Park, Pontefract. It is a supplier of diesel generators, power generation solutions and bespoke acoustic enclosures for generators used across a wide variety of sectors. The company also designs and manufactures switchgear enclosures.

The funding from Barclays has enabled the business to buy a second manufacturing site at Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham.

Darren Robson, Chairman of Advanced Diesel Engineering, said: “We’ve been looking for additional manufacturing facilities for some time now, so it’s great that we were able to act quickly and secure the purchase of the Rotherham site.

“The new site will increase our manufacturing capability and allows us to focus on building generator enclosures in Pontefract, move the production of switchgear enclosures to Hellaby and recruit additional staff locally to support the expansion.

“It’s great that Barclays have been able to support these plans with funding and they have been our trusted partner to complete on the deal and deliver the next phase of our growth plans.”

The business employs over 120 staff locally in Pontefract with a further 80 roles expected to be created at the Rotherham site. Turnover for the current year is expected to exceed £25m.

Oliver Whitehurst, Barclays relationship director, put together the funding package for the deal. He said: “It’s been very rewarding working with Darren and his team and I know they have big plans to take the business to the next level.

“The funding from our Northern Powerhouse fund will enable the company to reach new markets, increase overseas trade and we’re delighted to be able to support Advanced Diesel Engineering in their growth.”