Manufacturer of industrial fume extraction equipment Purex International will be creating jobs within its new manufacturing facility at Humber Enterprise Park. The company, which also has UK offices in Thorne near Doncaster and a US base in the Chicagoland area, will take 20,000sq ft space in the site’s ‘B Shed’ facility.
“We are creating 17 new jobs and making a significant investment in this move which we hope will be completed this summer,” said Purex managing director, Trefor Jones. “The other joint owner of Purex, Andy Easey, and I are local to East Yorkshire so we were aware of the potential in Brough and were attracted to Humber Enterprise Park for a number of reasons.”
James Appleton-Metcalfe, managing director of park owners Citivale, added: “Tenants like Purex are moving to Humber Enterprise Park not only because of its £6 million transformation, but also because of the expertise and knowledge which exists in East Yorkshire.”
Purex International manufactures a range of appliances that remove harmful fumes by purifying and recirculating air back into a factory. Its users include companies in the electronics and laser and printing industries.
“Our investment in Purex International came at a time when the business was showing strong potential for growth and job creation under a new team of experienced and committed owners,” said Alex McWhirter, chief executive of Finance Yorkshire. “I’m delighted to see that the business is delivering on that potential by developing its international presence, building sales in the US and flying the flag for Yorkshire manufacturing.”
Acquired through a management buyout in 2015, Purex International moved to new premises in Thorne, close to Doncaster. A UX subsidiary was also launched in autumn of the same year. Global turnover grew to more than £9 million in the year ending October 2017, up from £7.5 million the previous year.