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Purex International invests £1m in new manufacturing facility

Yorkshire-based Purex International has opened a new business unit with support from Barclays to ensure the continued expansion of the business.

Purex International is an established and experienced manufacturer of fume extraction systems in the laser printing and engraving, electronics, pharmaceutical and dental sectors. Barclays support includes a significant asset finance facility to support the purchase of new machinery needed for the business to manufacture the extraction cabinets in the UK.

Purex International has opened a new business unit with support from Barclays to ensure the continued expansion of its business / Picture: Barclays/Purex


The company was formed in 2004 and quickly gained a track-record of providing good service and cemented themselves as an expert in the fume extraction field. Purex International operates a significant new facility at the Humber Enterprise Park, which is part of the old BAE Systems facility.

Trefor Jones, Finance Director of Purex International said: “We’ve been growing organically since we started out in 2004 and have worked alongside Barclays for many years. This new funding deal has enabled us to transfer the manufacture of the fume extraction cabinets entirely to the UK meaning faster end to end service for our customers and better control over quality and supply. Barclays have been a strategic partner to our business who continue to support our exciting growth plans.”

Purex International employs over 50 people locally, including many recruited locally post redundancy. Turnover for the year is expected to exceed £12 million with the business benefitting from an improved supply chain as it embeds the new manufacturing capabilities.

Chris Rushworth, Barclays Relationship Director, added: “Purex International is a great example of a thriving business that is expanding for the future and contributing to the local economy. The new funding has enabled the company to invest in the plant and machinery it needs to support their growth ambitions. The future economic success of our country will be driven by people and businesses in places like Brough so I am delighted we are able to support our client in this way.”