HellermannTyton breaks ground on £9m expansion

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​Plymouth manufacturer HellermannTyton has broken ground on phase II of a major expansion of its factory located at the International Medical and Technology Park.

The company said that the total investment that it is spending on the development amounts to £9m and it will see the site double in size to support market growth and increase its capacity.

HellermannTyton anticipates that the project will generate many new job opportunities on completion of the expansion.

The development has been in the pipeline for a while, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is part of HellermannTyton’s ten-year plan to reinforce its status as the leading supplier of cable management solutions.

Scheduled to finish sometime in late 2022, the investment includes the installation of state-of-the-art machinery along with a training academy and R&D facilities.

The Plymouth site is one of two manufacturing facilities that HellermannTyton operates in the UK, alongside its sister site in Manchester.

Already, over four million components are manufactured at Plymouth every year; the expansion will see capacity increase even further and further ramp up its production.

HellermannTyton said that the expansion gives the company the ideal combination of production space, warehousing, shipping docks and R&D labs. Key manufacturing processes at the new facility will concentrate on solutions for manufacturing, industrial, earthmoving, defence and rail applications.

“Our Plymouth factory is already a huge success, and it’s testament to the hard work and effort of the team that we’re able to expand,” explained Sarah Walton, site director at HellermannTyton Plymouth.

“The new investment means we can continue to thrive as a local employer, with nearly 100 new jobs to come. I’m delighted we’ve now broken ground – after the understandable delay caused by Covid-19 – so we can put our ambitious plans for the site into action.”

HellermannTyton provides cable management solutions for a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, defence and many more.