Huddersfield Manufacturing and Engineering Boost with Barclays Funding

Huddersfield based business Westin Group, has completed the successful acquisition and development of additional premises with funding from Barclays

Westin Group was established in 1921 and consist of two main trading companies.  Westin is the only UK manufacturer of high quality cooker hoods for domestic kitchens and Westin Drives offers extensive electro-mechanical engineering services to industry.  The Group, which is headquartered in Huddersfield, has purchased Grove Works, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield which was a vacant and deteriorating building. The site has been totally refurbished and expanded to accommodate the growing group.

Ian Sheppard, Managing Director, Westin Group said: “We are a long established business that has outgrown the current premises and, in particular, we required purpose built modern facilities with 20 ton lifting for Westin Drives to support their ever increasing technical capabilities.  With the addition of this site, we have been able to further diversify our product range and manufacturing capabilities and is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the team which enables us to really build on our current success and expand on the incredible achievements to date.  We are looking forward to further development of the site, increasing the technical testing areas and creating additional modern office space to support further growth.”

“With the support of Barclays, we’ve been able to negotiate term loan and working capital facilities and this provides us with the flexibility to take the business to the next level, building on our reputation for excellence in service, quality, product availability and customer relationships. We’re excited about delivering on our ambitious expansion targets for the future.”

Eric Brindle, Barclays Relationship Director commented: “This is a significant and pivotal milestone for the future of the Westin Group as it paves the way for further expansion and growth. The management’s ambitious plan is testament to their success and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to support with funding for the new premises.”

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