Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd., Leeds/UK, has now commenced construction of a new purpose-built Research & Development Center to enable continued growth through innovation. This modern 2-storey development will be situated on the adjacent site, providing state-of-the-art facilities, including a Visitor Center and enhanced Process Development Laboratory (PDL) for client testing and product development. Sales, administration and design departments will also be housed in the new building.
The addition of the Visitor Center will free up a considerable amount of space for production and other facilities in the existing premises. This major refurbishment phase for the existing premises is scheduled for completion at the end of 2021. As a result, FET’s manufacturing capacity will increase by more than 50%.
Substantial year-on-year growth has driven this initiative and FET’s current order book in excess of £10 million has provided the opportunity for equipping the company infrastructure for the future.
It is expected that the new Visitor Centre will be opened in Q1/2022.