Brighouse-based architectural metalworking specialist Arkoni has officially opened its new £250,000 workshop facility.
The 1,600 square metre workshop, opened by the Leeds City Region Enterprise partnership (LEP) Chairman Roger Marsh, incorporates hi-tec CNC (Computer Numerical Control) cutting machinery and a machining centre with LEP’s Business Growth Programme, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Roger said: “Arkoni is experiencing high growth and increasing demand for its range of products. The workshop and machinery funded by the LEP gives the company additional capacity to meet growing demand. “
Arkoni MD and founder Mark Prentice said: “We’re continuing to operate at full capacity with growing demand from commercial construction projects nationwide playing a big part in our success. We’ve increased our workforce by well over ten per cent over the past twelve months and will shortly be announcing yet another record contract gain.
“We’re bucking the trend in terms of declining manufacturing but are the perfect bell weather for the healthy state of the construction industry across the region and the UK as a whole.
“The support from the LEP is critical at times of expansion and we are very grateful for all the support they have given us and continue to give us.”