Houghton International take on large machines with expansion into fourth site
Following on from a series of contract wins, we have expanded into a fourth operational site in Byker, Newcastle to increase both operational capacity and the scale of repairs they carry out.
The new 10,000 square foot building is based on Shields Road and will act as our large machine repair shop. Work carried out there will range from contracted High Speed Train power pack and alternator overhauls to large one off electric motor repair and rewinds from power generators and off shore vessels.
The new site provides Houghton International with increased capacity, head room and up to 40 tonne cranage, positioning us to service, overhaul and test large motors and generators.
Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “We have been steadily growing for a number of years now and our customers have long had a demand for larger repairs and dynamic testing that previously we couldn’t service. The new large machine repair shop ticks all the boxes and complements our existing HV repair capability enabling us to deliver a fully comprehensive offering to the market.
“The new site on shields road is ideally located just 10 minutes from our existing facilities and provides a wider scope of space which allows us to be even more flexible and take on a larger range of motors and specialist projects. We have plans for further growth and have already identified a fifth site to provide further capacity when required.”
The new building supplements our existing three sites and field services team and is part of the company’s growth strategy to expand its range of electro mechanical engineering solutions to a wider market.
To find out more or arrange a tour of our new site contact Mark Convery on mark.convery@Houghton-international.com or +44(0)7713197130.