Lionweld Kennedy has announced a £1.5M investment within our Middlesbrough site and machinery as we break new ground on a new multipurpose building and installs the UK’s first shearing machine for steel grating.

The investment will see the business further consolidate its position as one of the region’s largest employers.

With the installation of a shear grating machine, Lionweld expect to increase production capacity of its Safegrid gratings by over 40% whilst at the same time eliminating all waste production associated with cutting the product and improving the health and safety environment for its employees.

Dave Robinson, MD at Lionweld Kennedy spoke about the investment saying: “This investment further cements our history of over 110 years in Teesside with a capex spend that will bring about significantly enhanced production capabilities alongside cutting-edge technology.

“Lionweld has made a firm commitment to make significant investment in its site and plant over the coming years and this is a key part of that development”.

The recent investment further supports the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability – which has seen the Lionweld Kennedy hit its long-term net zero target for 2040 in only three years – with a new construction that will be a carbon neutral building.

Only this year, Lionweld Kennedy recognised as one of the UK’s leading companies at the forefront of driving reduced emissions across the construction industry winning a National award titling them Energy and Sustainability Company of the Year.

For more information on our sustainability developments, see our ‘Carbon Reduction Journey’ here.

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