Acoustics makes some noise with new factory

L-R: Jane Dawson, non-executive director, Lee Nicholson, managing director, Wakefield Acoustics''�Victor de Jesus/UNP 0845 600 7737
L-R: Jane Dawson, non-executive director, Lee Nicholson, managing director, Wakefield Acoustics''�Victor de Jesus/UNP 0845 600 7737
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WAKEFIELD Acoustics, a company which designs, manufactures and installs industrial and environmental noise control systems, has expanded its manufacturing operations by moving into a 40,000 sq ft factory in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.

The new facility, based on Flush Mills, in Westgate, will allow the company to meet growing demand for its services.

In recent years, the business has continued to grow by developing its product range to become a major supplier of engineered acoustic systems for a variety of high specification applications worldwide.

It has also seen an increase in demand for the company’s noise control products within the UK. The company has continued to make progress in emerging markets such as the oil and gas sector.

Employee numbers have also continued to rise, with Wakefield Acoustics now employing 40 staff members, up from 25 in 2012. Five new manufacturing staff have been recruited in recent months and the company is still hiring as part of its growth plans.

In December 2014, the company secured substantial investment from private equity firm Yorkshire Fund Managers (YFM) as part of a management buyout of the business led by Lee Nicholson, the managing director.

Mr Nicholson, said, “We are absolutely delighted with our new facility which represents a significant milestone in the company’s continued growth and development.”

Jane Dawson, the company’s former managing director who was responsible for a large part of its expansion, is now an executive director at the firm.