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Worksop: Mechanical conveyor firm boosts capacity with new factory

Bassetlaw MP John Mann and chairman of Bassetlaw Council, Coun Sybil Fielding, officially open Canning Conveyor's new premises in Worksop

Bassetlaw MP John Mann and chairman of Bassetlaw Council, Coun Sybil Fielding, officially open Canning Conveyor's new premises in Worksop

Worksop firm Canning Conveyor has boosted its engineering capacity by opening a new factory at Claylands Avenue industrial estate.

The factory is part of a £1 million expansion of the engineering department which the company says will bring new investment and jobs to the area.

The milestone move to Claylands follows a raft of new contracts for the second generation family business which was founded in 1965.

It has recruited 21 new employees over the last six months, increasing the workforce to 62.

And the company’s existing Sandy Lane site will continue to operate alongside the new facility.

The new 4,000 square metre factory was officially opened by Bassetlaw MP John Mann and Bassetlaw Council chairman Coun Sybil Fielding.

They met company bosses and the workforce and took a tour of both Canning Conveyor premises.

A company spokesman said the expansion was needed to cater for the current engineering department workload, including major contracts for London Mining for conveyor equipment destined for Sierra Leone, and SuperDrive ground conveyor equipment Sibelco.

It also has given better scope and facilities for additional larger engineering contract work.

The new complex is split into factory units, each complete with full length five tonne capacity cranes.

Turnover at the company has rocketed by 60 per cent to £8.5 million in the last two years after winning major contracts with high profile organisations and energy providers

These include London Mining, Fiddlers Ferry and Didcot power stations and industrial minerals giant Sibelco.

Canning Conveyor has also made parts for TV and film sets like James Bond and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

A conveyor belt called the ‘Tumbleator’ was also commissioned for Sky One comedy sports quiz A League of Their Own.

 

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