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Workwear Express opens new £3.5m factory in Durham
Workwear Express has opened its new 40,000 sq ft factory following a £3.5 million investment. The new facility, which is located next door to their existing 25,000 sq ft factory, has already created a number of jobs, with a further 30+ job opportunities expected to arise in the near future.
More than 170 people are employed by Workwear Express and the expansion will support plans to double turnover by 2023, following a significant increase in customer demand.
Coming from numerous sectors including healthcare, industrial and hospitality, Workwear Express has over 100,000 active customers across their e-commerce, key accounts and international divisions.
Workwear Express was first launched in 1990 from the back of a van and is now home to the most advanced and sophisticated printing and embroidery machinery on the market today.
Managing Director, Andrew Ward, said: “Workwear Express is set to become the biggest modern facility of its kind in the UK and this multi-million-pound investment is a strategic decision to support our exciting growth plans.
“We recognised a need to expand our premises in order to increase capacity to meet the demand for our products and services, particularly as we expand our operations further overseas.
“This investment is also about giving our people more opportunities to develop and grow their careers with us as we look forward to an exciting future.”
The company was keen to point out that their success was down to a commitment to providing the very best service for customers, with their staff sharing a vast amount of experience, knowledge and expertise when it comes to all things workwear, ensuring these customers find the perfect personalised clothing.
Mr Ward continued: “We are proud of our North East roots and committed to supporting the local economy and jobs, our people are the backbone of the company and our strong position is thanks to the contribution our fantastic staff have made to the success of the business, many of them long-serving.
“When the opportunity to purchase the site directly next to our current facility opened up, it was a no-brainer.”