TBA Protective Technologies bringing outsourced production and testing back to Rochdale
Posted by Aahmed on 4 Oct 2016 at 12:41
TBA Protective Technologies is set to spend £700,000 on its manufacturing plant in Rochdale over the next two years enabling the Rochdale-based company to bring the production and testing it previously outsourced to the Netherlands back to the UK.
Supported by a £150,000 grant from the N Brown Textiles Growth Programme, plans include creating a cutting-edge facility at their factory site to house new injection and rubber moulds, composite presses and two compounding lines to further develop their production of high performance fabrics. The new building will also contain a dedicated tank lining section and a separate area for fire research and development which will allow TBA-PT to test and improve products, such as transport seating and fire barriers, on-site.
Mark Lineker, general manager, said: “For over 145 years, TBA-PT has been at the forefront of the UK’s industrial textile industry, making numerous advancements in the design, manufacture and fabrication of high performance textiles and products for a variety of demanding applications. This investment will not only secure our place in the field, but will also ensure that the heritage of British manufacturing will continue going from strength to strength.”