The growth strategy of a national engineering business, targeted at South West England’s food and beverage sector, has resulted in a 20% increase in jobs and seen the organisation relocate to a larger manufacturing facility in Langford, Somerset. ADI Process Pipework
, a division of the multidisciplinary engineering business ADI Group
that deals with the ‘transit of ingredients’ in food and drink production, is only 18 months into a five-year ‘strategic assault’ on the South West but is already way ahead of its own growth projections.
Indeed, the expansion of the business has been such that it has outgrown the existing 8,000ft2
facility in Mells, Somerset, and secured new 20,000ft2
premises across the county in Langford. The move comes after ADI Process Pipework last year identified the South West as a key region for growth due to the presence of a number of food and drink manufacturers.
Stephen Forrester, ADI Process Pipework managing director, said: “The South West is a fantastic base for food and drink production, so last year we opted to expand our presence in the region. We have a number of long-standing relationships in the region; and having made substantial investments in people and in skills, we have been able to grow our order book and secure a number of interesting projects with new clients.
“The scale of our growth in the South West has taken even us by surprise. We hadn’t really thought about needing new facilities, so when the need arose it was a nice problem to have. Our new Langford manufacturing facility increases our capacity to design and fabricate the solutions clients require.
“It’s in a prime location — just a few miles from Thatchers Cider, one of our biggest customers — and gives us easy access to the motorway network and clients throughout the South West.”