Vee Bee Filtration's major investment in new technology centre
Vee Bee Filtration, which designs, manufactures and supplies strainers, filters and pressure vessels, has announced it is moving from Stourbridge to new premises In Halesowen as part of a multi-million pound investment strategy from its parent company Signum Technology.
The Vee Bee Technology Centre at the industrial estate at Coombs Wood will provide state-of-the-art design and assembly facilities. More specialist personnel will be recruited following the move.
This capability is required for Vee Bee, currently in Old Wharf Road, to realise its potential in an evolving market where reliability and flow efficiency are vital if operators are to maintain and improve competitiveness in the modern production environment.
“I am delighted to announce the investment which is a major landmark event in the continued growth of Vee Bee Filtration,” said managing director Simon Hale.
“This is the first part of a significant intelligent investment schedule and it enables Vee Bee to consolidate its position as the global leader. The schedule includes significant investment in manufacturing, specialised staff, research and development, testing, customer service and new product development,” Mr Hale added.
Signum Technology has already undertaken similar effective investment strategies with the other companies in its group, nabling each to achieve their potential as highly successful commercial and technical leaders in their respective sectors.
The result of the investment will also enable Vee Bee to focus on new markets.
“There are two geographical regions that we have targeted for growth and we are also looking to build on our core activity in the LNG market, in which we have a very strong and established market position. This investment provides us with all the resources needed to successfully achieve this and generate significant organic growth as a result.
“On a secondary level, the technology centre will provide us with future scope for physical expansion and optimise our own processes. This will enable us to ensure the highest standards of management of even the most demanding of contracts and reduce delivery times to the bare minimum," explained Mr Hale.
Vee Bee Filtration is one of the longest established specialist manufacturers of filtration equipment in the world, originally founded in 1957, and has been in its current location since 1982. The company is renowned for having a unique consultative approach. Far from just selling standard products it employs highly qualified engineers who typically design and manufacture strainers and filters according to the specific criteria of customers.
“We take quality very seriously and as a result we have established a reputation for providing bespoke solutions, rather than taking the one-size-fits-all approach. Quite simply, products that are designed according to the customer’s specific criteria operate more efficiently and more reliably, they have a longer life cycle and demand less maintenance, so the end result is that they provide a far improved return on investment than a cheaper, generic item. This ethos has been with Vee Bee Filtration for many years and it is something that every employee is dedicated to maintain," added Mr Hale