Engineering expansion as investment in firm pays off with new base

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 26 Feb 2018

MC Engineering Solutions has tripled its workshop capacity after moving to new premises in northern Lincolnshire.

The four-year-old stainless steel specialist has moved from Stallingborough to Kirmington, after the size of the team doubled, with more to come. 

Buying a former haulage yard and storage facility on Limber Road, managing director Mark Crome is developing the base, and enjoying his new surroundings, opposite the distinctive green-spired St Helena Church.  

“We were tripping over each other, and we had been looking for a while, and for the office space and size there as nothing in town like it,” he said, having been concerned about the initial move out of the immediate Grimsby area. 

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Once there they quickly realised the benefits, both in terms of access and getting out to jobs nationwide. 

“It is going in the right direction for us,” Mr Crome said, having just completed the design and build of a new fish grading system capable of handling 120 units a minute for a high-profile client.  “The client base has grown,” he said. “We have a group of ten repeat customers, and another 20 customers that we do bits for.”

Dealing in contracts up to £100,000 jobs, it is almost at a level he sees as ideal to thrive on. “We are happy to take on any contract, we have been turning over just over £1 million for the past couple of years, and we have invested a lot.” he said. 

“I’d like to think we could take on a couple more employees in the workshop, and we have a contracts manager that we are also looking to take on. We have invested in a drawing system too, so we care close to where we want to be, at a size we can manage.” 

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Accreditations BS EN 1090 for structural steel platforms and ISO 9001 for quality management are being worked to, and if successful will open further avenues.

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