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AESSEAL's new facility given royal seal of approval

posted 1 Aug 2017, 07:14 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 3 Aug 2017, 07:39 ]

HRH The Duke of York returned to Rotherham recently to see the continued investment from leading manufacturer, AESSEAL.

With its global headquarters at Templeborough, the company manufactures mechanical seals for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, food, water, mining and pharmaceuticals.

To meet a huge demand for both new and repair of dry gas compressor seals, AESSEAL has doubled the current capacity and increasing the diameter of seals that it can manufacture, refurbish and dynamically test up to 380mm (14.96") shaft diameter.

Work began in a former store area of the state of the art premises in November last year. The company previously announced a multi-million pound investment in large capacity 9-axis machining centres which are an essential requirement for both new manufacture and repair of third party dry gas compressor seals. Lifting equipment has also been installed to increase the lifting capacity to 2,500kg (2.76 tonnes).

Before officially opening the facility, the HRH The Duke of York met with some of the 300 Rotherham-based staff, including the company's founder and managing director, Chris Rea, and Madeleine Kearney, an AESSEAL engineering apprentice who has spent time working in the test house.

During his visit, HRH The Duke of York said: "It is a pleasure to be invited back here and to see the growth since my last visit in 2002. It is also a pleasure to see a company committed to its workforce and to manufacturing in the UK."

Source: Rothbiz