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Mecc Alte UK investing £3.2m in new facility
Mecc Alte UK has announced it will invest over £3.2m as it expands and increases its UK operation with a third site in the UK to support its growing alternator business and expansion of its sister company, Cabel UK- an electromechanical specialist.
The state of the art facility, which will open in November, includes over 33,000sqft of prime manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space which will service both businesses.
The Italian owned company says this latest development is essential as it embarks on ambitious plans to increase the UK and global alternator sector with the design and manufacture of new product ranges, along with broadening its services and maintenance work for specialist rotating and electrical equipment through Cabel UK.
This new facility will see Cabel UK increase its ability to supply more OEM parts and materials; incorporate the latest diagnostics technologies, materials including resins and papers; along with skills and processes such as Vacuum Impregnation. This will focus on delivering first rate, flexible and responsive service for AC and DC motors, generators, pumps, transformers as well as any other electrical device that uses copper wire at its core.
Cabel UK has undergone exponential growth, across the power generation and the alternator sector since its foundation in 2009.
Both Mecc Alte UK and Cabel UK draw synergies from their respective markets with the new site providing an unrivalled opportunity for the power sector as customers will benefit from full 360, end-to-end alternator design, manufacture and service to minimise and limit the total life costs of power generation equipment.
Andrew Bell, Managing Director, Cabel UK and Mecc Alte UK said: “We are unique in our industry as we can independently offer and blend skill sets from both sides of the business, drawing on our 70-year heritage and expertise in the electromechanical industry.
“Our focus is to help customers prolong the life of their equipment. Through Cabel UK we can gain feedback direct from the end user of our alternator products and in turn, share and improve application knowledge and product quality as the OEM of alternators. This unique approach allows us to consider and present the best possible solution according to customer needs according to the operating environment, therefore maximising the life of our products, in the markets they serve.”
For Mecc Alte UK, the facility will increase the capacity to build, warehouse and distribute globally more alternator product lines to markets including Africa and the Middle East.
This year Mecc Alte revolutionised the alternator sector with the launch of its C-Type series which offers more features and value-added performance benefits across its three core product lines with six to eight models in each, producing between 7.5kVA to 165kVA 50Hz and 9.3kVA to 200kVA in 60Hz.
Bell continued: “We are committed to launch innovative new products and enter new sectors which will enable both companies to secure consistent levels of growth in the future. We are very excited to announce these plans which will boost our strategic vision and growth plan even further.”
Based in Oakham, East Midlands, the third site will also provide other services including reuse and remanufacture of products to support the power industry’s commitment to becoming more sustainable; predictive maintenance and fault-finding repair contracts, all-encompassing service and maintenance support with new warranty packages through Cabel UK, alongside award winning training programmes direct from the OEM.