Spirotech-SRD Group Ltd. are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for its new production facility and head office in Cambridgeshire.

After two years in the planning, Spirotech-SRD Group has been given planning permission to construct a 60.000 square ft, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and head office on the outskirts of Sawtry, located between Peterborough and Cambridge.

Spirotech new engineering Smart Factory
Spirotech new 60.000 square ft, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and head office

Spirotech’s new Smart Factory has been designed to increase productivity and quality using the very latest manufacturing technology. The factory will also house a training centre, service and maintenance division and product test and development plant.
 
Spirotech’s Director Russell Gadsby commented,

“This is fantastic news for our company, not only will the new facility give us room for growth but allows us to invest further in state-of-the-art machinery, automation and R&D, ensuring Spirotech group stay at the forefront of innovation and continue to be world leaders in our industry. The new premises will also make way for a new service and maintenance building which will also create more jobs and support growth in our service division.” 

Plan of Spirotech's new Smart Factory development close to the A1 at Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
The new facility gives Spirotech-SRD room for growth – Plan of Spirotech’s new Smart Factory development close to the A1 at Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

Excellence in its engineers’ skills

Training the next generation of engineers has always been an important consideration for Spirotech’s continued growth and to ensure excellence in its engineers’ skills. Russell continues,

“One of our top priorities is to provide opportunities for young people in our business, tailored training in areas such as pressure vessels, bulk handling and conveying, specialist training which can’t be obtained from conventional routes. Our new facility will give Spirotech group the space to give the next generation of engineers and creative minds opportunities for the future.”

The new Spirotech facility will include a large training facility
The new Spirotech facility will include a separate large training facility

Smart Factory – building for the future

A Smart Factory is a highly digitized and connected production facility that relies on Smart Manufacturing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Smart Manufacturing as systems that are ‘fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs.’

Construction on the new site will start in 2019. Look out for updates here!