Lontra to open a new £17m Smart Factory in South Yorkshire creating 300 jobs

A developer, manufacturer and exporter of high value industrial machinery for critical industries is opening a £17m Smart Factory in South Yorkshire, generating a new manufacturing line.

Build to the future: A Lontra build and test technician working on a component of the energy saving LP2 Blade Compressor.

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) will partner with Lontra to support the new Smart Factory based in Doncaster, by providing a grant and loan package totalling over £7m through the South Yorkshire Renewal Fund, with approximately £11m of private sector match funding by Lontra.

Dan Jarvis, mayor of South Yorkshire, said: “This is an exciting example of a UK innovator investing in South Yorkshire – further enhancing our reputation as a hub for advanced manufacturing.

Sign up to our Business newsletter

Sign up to our Business newsletter

“The new smart factory will play a significant role in developing our economic plan for a stronger, greener and fairer region. It will create hundreds of great new jobs, and boost our productivity and global exports.”

The partnership will create over 300 new jobs.

The 105,035 sq ft factory space will manufacture energy saving products for world-wide food manufacture, pharmaceutical products and water treatment, amongs others.

Steve Lindsey, executive chairman of Lontra said: “We are thrilled to open our first factory in the region with the support of South Yorkshire MCA. This is a region that’s incredibly progressive and we are proud to be a part of their innovation story.

“We are honoured to bring a commitment of long-term innovation and economic growth, both for Lontra as a business and for South Yorkshire.”

---

Support The Yorkshire Post and become a subscriber today.

Your subscription will help us to continue to bring quality news to the people of Yorkshire. In return, you'll see fewer ads on site, get free access to our app and receive exclusive members-only offers.

So, please - if you can - pay for our work. Just £5 per month is the starting point. If you think that which we are trying to achieve is worth more, you can pay us what you think we are worth. By doing so, you will be investing in something that is becoming increasingly rare. Independent journalism that cares less about right and left and more about right and wrong. Journalism you can trust.

Thank you

James Mitchinson