Houghton International take on large machines with expansion into fourth site

Houghton International take on large machines with expansion into fourth site

Following on from a series of contract wins, Electro mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International has expanded into a fourth operational site in Byker, Newcastle to increase both operational capacity and the scale of repairs they carry out.

The new 10,000 square foot building is based on Shields Road and will act as the company’s large machine repair shop. Work carried out there will range from contracted High Speed Train power pack and alternator overhauls to large one off electric motor repair and rewinds from power generators and off shore vessels.

The new site provides Houghton International with increased capacity, head room and up to 40 tonne cranage, positioning it to service, overhaul and test large motors and generators.

Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “We have been steadily growing for a number of years now and our customers have long had a demand for larger repairs and dynamic testing that previously we couldn’t service. The new large machine repair shop ticks all the boxes and complements our existing HV repair capability enabling us to deliver a fully comprehensive offering to the market.

“The new site on shields road is ideally located just 10 minutes from our existing facilities and provides a wider scope of space which allows us to be even more flexible and take on a larger range of motors and specialist projects. We have plans for further growth and have already identified a fifth site to provide further capacity when required.”

The new building supplements Houghton Internationals’ existing three sites and field services team and is part of the company’s growth strategy to expand its range of electro mechanical engineering solutions to a wider market.

Houghton International specialises in the repair, maintenance and life extension of electrical mechanical assets servicing a broad range of sectors including power generation, renewables, industrial, water, oil and gas, marine and rail.

Prior to this expansion, Houghton International has seen a steady growth in business, recently investing in plant and machinery, recruiting apprentices, trainees and additional members to its management team. The company is positioning itself for further growth and have plans increase turnover to £20million turnover by 2020.

Founded in 1984, Houghton International has expanded over the last 30 years into a multi-million pound, multinational business. The company has grown from originally serving one customer to now working with over 200 customers in the UK and beyond. Houghton International currently export to over 23 countries worldwide, including Canada, Greece, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Norway, Venezuela, Malaysia, the Middle East, the USA and the Caribbean.

For more information on Houghton International and the range of services it offers please visit: www.houghton-international.com/houghton-international-take-on-large-machines-with-expansion-into-fourth-site/

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