W.Howard acquires site for business relocation
Published: 06 July, 2016
The W.Howard Group has acquired a 4575 sq ft site in Leigh, Lancashire to relocate two of its businesses, Eccleston Engineering and RC Perry.
The move comes following the Group's acquisition of metal labels manufacturer, RC Perry in July 2015 and will see it expand its offering of sheet metal fabrication, welding and design.
The W.Howard Group, which has operated out of the North West since 1958, employs 105 people including eight at this site. Already invested into the new premises is a complete refurbishment of the unit and the acquisition of a £120,000 Amada 7 Axis 100 tonne Press Brake.
The new site, which is located just five minutes from the M6, will offer ease of accessibility for customers in addition to car parking, while the move provides meeting rooms and in-house facilities for the growing team.
Group managing director Graham Williams said: "Previously, both businesses had been operating out of leased properties, so it has been a strategic move and one which illustrates a clear commitment to the future of Eccleston Engineering and RC Perry as two historic local businesses.
"The acquisition of W.Howard Group-owned premises for the accommodation of both businesses also shows our continued commitment to employing local skilled and unskilled people, with the immediate recruitment of apprentices and experienced engineers."