Leading sheet metal manufacturing business, Alpha Manufacturing, part of the Bri-Stor Group, is significantly ramping up its precision engineering capability with the construction of a brand new 35,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art production facility at Beacon Park, Stafford. The new site will create up to 50 jobs, which includes roles for Apprentices and Higher Apprentices, and is part of Alpha Manufacturing’s wider strategic plans which includes the creation of 100 new Staffordshire-based jobs in the next five years.
The new facility is designed and built to facilitate the manufacture of components for INEOS Electrochemical Solutions. Operating as Alpha Manufacturing Chemical Technologies, this development further builds on the launch earlier this year of Alpha Integrated Solutions – a dedicated fabrication facility adjacent to Alpha’s 85,000 sq. ft principal facility in Hixon.
Operating a 24/7 shift-pattern, the team based at Beacon Park will join over 500 other local people working in the Bri-Stor Group at Hixon. Commenting on this important development, Paul Clews, Managing Director, Alpha Manufacturing says: “This is a fantastic moment for Alpha Manufacturing as we further enhance our commitment to the economic prosperity of Stafford. We are proud of our Staffordshire heritage and we are delighted that through collaboration with INEOS Electrochemical Solutions, Stafford Borough Council and our development partner ISE, we are able to continue investing in the area, creating jobs and contributing to the region’s reputation as a world-class centre of manufacturing excellence. There’s no question, we need to invest, invest, invest to ensure we create a secure and resilient future economy.”
The new facility has been designed to accommodate high-precision engineering and manufacturing processes that support the production of components used in electrolysers that produce chlor-alkali products. Commenting on the development, Terry Healy, Business Unit Manager, INEOS Electrochemical Solutions says: “This development is the culmination of many months of planning and we are delighted to be working with Alpha Manufacturing – a business entirely committed to the delivery of world-class engineering standards. Our drive, ambition and commitment to this facility is equally matched and we welcome the opportunity of working with the Alpha team to bring new skills and expertise to Stafford.”
Theo Clarke, MP for Stafford welcomes Alpha Manufacturing to Beacon Park and as part of her Pledges for Stafford is keen to support businesses creating high quality jobs in engineering, she comments: “It was great to welcome Alpha Manufacturing to Beacon Park in Stafford. Alpha Manufacturing’s commitment to opening a new facility during the coronavirus pandemic shows the wonderful business opportunities Stafford has to offer. I was also delighted to meet with one of Alpha Manufacturing’s apprentices who I had previously given an award to when she was attending Stafford College. This demonstrates how Alpha Manufacturing’s new premises in Stafford will help create high quality local jobs and drive prosperity throughout Staffordshire.”
Recruitment of jobs will begin in the Spring 2022 and opportunities will be posted online and on Alpha Manufacturing’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.