Success sees firm expand premises

An award-winning manufacturer is expanding into a state-of-the-art centre.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 7:40 am
Chris Evans, head of AIS Technical, outside the new manufacturing facility.

AIS is moving into a new £2.5m manufacturing facility which will create up to 30 new jobs and is part of the company’s future growth plans.

The company’s technical division, AIS Technical, will expand into an additional new 14,000sq ft purpose-built site, which is located alongside AIS’s existing two acre offshore training village and onsite hotel on the Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate, North Shields.

AIS Technical is one of only a handful of companies worldwide to manufacture, export and install award-winning insulation and passive fire protection systems (PFP) for the global offshore, energy, petrochemical and heavy industry sectors.

Chris Evans, head of AIS Technical, said: “The pace of growth for AIS has been phenomenal.

“In just 12 months we have grown turnover by 80 per cent, doubled the size of our workforce and invested in new sites in Aberdeen, Grimsby and Huddersfield.

“We are now investing again to expand our North Shields site for the benefit of the entire business.

“This new facility will help us to continue this success.

“We’ve set ourselves ambitious targets for the growth for AIS Technical over the next five years, including a big push into new territories in America and Brazil, leading to more new jobs and increased local investment.”

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