L-R: Paul Judd (Barclays), Graeme McIntyre (Director), Reg Wright (Director), Paul Wright (Director) and Geoff McDonald (Barclays)

Peterborough engineering company moves into new premises

10 July 2018

Barclays has supported Silo Services Limited with banking facilities to build new premises creating job opportunities.

Whilst initially based in Stamford, for the past 15 years, Silo Services has rented premises in Kingscliffe Industrial Estate on Kings Cliffe Road, Peterborough. Needing more space to expand, they decided to design and build their own 8,400 sq. ft. premises set within 0.55 hectares, adjacent to their existing site.

The building has five offices and a purpose built fabrication warehouse, which will give the company the ability to take on large scale projects. The specially designed layout will enable large steel fabrications to enter through one side of the building and leave through the other, rather than at present where they enter and leave through the same entrance/exit. The move also represents a clear future for the existing workforce and a need to employ further skilled workers in Mechanical and Electrical engineering and also in fabrication and welding to support new contracts.

Established in 1990, Silo Services Limited are now one of the UK's leading experts in dust extraction and bulk powder handling systems. The company has contracts with Cemex, Hanson, London Concrete, Aggregate Industries, Breedon and a large number of independent Cement suppliers and Importers.

Paul Wright, Managing Director, Silo Services Limited, comments: “The new premises allow us further scope to expand into new markets and increase our presence in existing markets. We have a good workforce which will only be strengthened in the coming months.”

Graeme McIntyre, Electrical Director comments: “All of the control systems for these projects are all designed and built in house. We offer a full installation service with commissioning of all our systems and this is undertaken by our in-house team, essentially a turn-key approach. After installation we can offer full maintenance and breakdown service based on the customers exacting requirements.

Geoff McDonald, Business Manager at Barclays, Peterborough comments: “The ability for any business to own their business premises opens up an avenue of opportunities to expand and take on new contracts. This, in turn, supports both the local and wider economy and offers those all important job opportunities, enhancing people’s careers and skills.”

Paul Judd, Area Business Manager at Barclays, Peterborough comments: “This is a great example of a Peterborough engineering company that is leading the way in its field of expertise. The new premises will give them the flexibility to take on large scale projects, along the lines of the ones they have completed in the past at many of our ports that are used by exporters and importers alike.”

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