A MANUFACTURING company has headed north to a new base in North Tyneside.
Environmental Measurements has relocated from Sunderland to larger premises at the Orion Business Park in North Shields.
The company had been based in Sunderland for 15 years.
Its six staff manufacture a range of weather-monitoring equipment including wind speed and direction sensors, aerodynamic rain gauges, data-loggers and automatic weather stations.
It supplies equipment to clients including universities, agricultural and horticultural organisations, water companies, environmental agencies and construction firms.
More than 40 per cent of its current sales are exported overseas to countries including China, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan.
Malcolm Howey, the firm’s marketing director, said: “The company has experienced an increase in turnover in each of the last five years, and in line with this ongoing and projected future level of activity began a search for new premises.
“It finally opted for a 3,000sq ft unit – three times bigger than the premises in Sunderland – at Jupiter Court on the Orion Business Park.
“The closer proximity to services and facilities such as the Tyne Tunnel, A1, A19, the Metro, Newcastle Airport, plus the assistance provided by North Tyneside Council were also factors in the company’s decision to relocate to Jupiter Court.”
Borough mayor Linda Arkley said: “I am delighted that Environmental Measurements has chosen to relocate to North Tyneside to continue to grow its business. I wish the company every success for the future.”