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Ballymena manufacturer invests £300k in HQ and R&D

Published 20th September, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Ballymena manufacturer invests £300k in HQ and R&D

A Ballymena-based manufacturer and distributor of bespoke industrial cleaning machines has invested in the development of a multi-purpose site, creating new engineering jobs, with support from Ulster Bank.

Carey Cleaning Machines, which has been trading for over 10 years, has made a £300,000 investment in the purchase and development of a new site for its manufacturing and distribution centre in Ballymena which also features the company’s head offices, factory floor and R&D facility. The investment supported the creation of a further two engineering roles, bringing the company’s staff count to 10.

Future-proofing the business through the development of a dedicated innovation centre, Carey Cleaning Machines is shifting focus to the manufacture of new cleaning solutions, technologies and bespoke cleaning machines modified to tackle new, more challenging hazards and to address tightening health and safety restrictions.

“Carey Cleaning Machines operates in a niche market and is a solutions-oriented company,” said William Carey, managing director at Carey Cleaning Machines. “We’re more than a third-party reseller of industrial cleaning machines. We create bespoke cleaning solutions tailored to the individual needs of each customer. The process begins with an initial site survey where we work with the customer to identify and outline their individual requirements. From there we liaise with our in-house engineers to develop a build suited to the customer and manufacture a prototype for demonstration before progressing to full production. We were unable to locate a building that suited the needs of the business, so we invested and built a facility that would best serve the company now and provide opportunity for future growth and expansion.”

Conor McNeill, business development manager at Ulster Bank, said: “We are pleased to support Carey Cleaning Machines as it continues to expand its operations and services. Investing in the local Ballymena area and with increasing focus on the development of new technologies and product innovation, the company has real promise to make its mark in both the UK and Ireland market and we are thrilled to support William and his team as they continue to build on ambitious growth plans in Ballymena and beyond.”

Photo shows: Pictured at the new Carey Cleaning Machines Ballymena facility are Conor McNeill, business development manager at Ulster Bank, and William Carey, managing director at Carey Cleaning Machines.

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