EXPANDING: Furness Fluid Power owners Chris Alderson (left) Steven Hunt (right) and Andy Sinclair, with staff member Bob Balderstone JON GRANGER REF: 0369592
LOCAL hydraulics supply company Furness Fluid Power has expanded into Morecambe.
The 18-month-old Barrow firm now owns Unit 2 Newgate on the White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe and has two of its nine workers stationed there.
The site was run by hydraulic engineering equipment supplier Stauff UK, who have pulled out of the town.
Furness Fluid Power was founded by Andy Sinclair, Chris Alderson and Steve Hunt who have all worked for another hydraulic engineering firm in town.
Mr Sinclair said: “Basically, we are growing each year. Our catchment area before was from here to Kendal. With Morecambe we have got a catchment area from Barrow to Manchester.”
“The business is going well. It is still early days but it is paying its way.”
The company has three hydraulic hose vans doing on the spot repairs and replacements.
One of the vans is being moved to Morecambe and another is on order.
Customers include power stations and the BAE shipyard.
The branch is being run by Ben Slinn and Pete Shallis
Mr Sinclair said: “We have trebled our workforce, expanded to two branches, provide two mobile hose vans for on site emergency repair in the Barrow area, have a small fleet of seven company vehicles on the road and have also recently been accredited with the ISO 9001/2000 quality standard.”
Furness Fluid Power is soon hoping to provide engineering services in the Morecambe area, including 24/7 emergency on-site hose replacement.
It will also introduce its Industrial Equipment Catalogue and next day delivery services.