Connect Yorkshire member Advanced Dynamics, a Bradford-based packaging and labelling equipment supplier, has invested £500,000 to expand its premises and create jobs.
The company has acquired a neighbouring unit that doubles its engineering capacity to about 10,000 sq ft. The new unit will be developed as a dedicated high-tech engineering centre with product development and servicing capabilities, while the existing space will be refurbished as a sales and admin facility with extended demonstration area and meeting rooms.
The developments will result in a number of new jobs across several disciplines, with the demo area available by spring 2018 and the entire project completed by early summer.
It will also enable Advanced Dynamics to stock more Pack Leader machines for rapid turnaround and delivery to customers.
Advanced Dynamics’ managing director Malcolm Little said: “It’s been a great couple of years for our business, with record sales of some of our Pack Leader solutions, and the time has come to ramp up operations. We already respond rapidly to customer crises, sometimes within 24 hours, and this expansion will give us the ability to increase our stock levels even further, as well as develop more bespoke solutions for specific customer requirements.
“The improved sales and demo facility will also provide our customers with a much more integrated and informative experience, and staff – both new and existing – with a more pleasant working environment. Last but not least, our new ERP management system will provide us with streamlined control of all our business operations.”