A brand new engineering facility at Cutler Heights, Bradford, was officially opened recently by Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, on behalf of chemicals specialist Christeyns. A further significant investment in facilities for Christeyns in Bradford, this new Cutler Heights location will provide an important hub for its commercial laundry engineering division, currently handling multi-million pound contracts for laundries nationwide.
“As the largest player in the UK commercial laundry sector with around 75% market share, high-tech engineering systems have become a critical part of our customer offering,” said operations director, Dave Aveyard. “This new facility will mean we can better serve our growing customer base and be future ready.”
Judith Cummins MP cut the ribbon with the help of Christeyns apprentices Hena Arif and Jordon Jeffrey and declared the facility officially open. “It was an honour to open Christeyns’ new engineering facility with some of the apprentices from its workforce. Christeyns is a great example of a company that is taking the lead on offering apprenticeship schemes to the next generation of our local workforce. I urge other companies from the area who are not already doing so to offer apprenticeship opportunities. There are some great young people out there who are our future.”
Previously the engineering facility was housed at Rutland Street but due to its increasing importance in the Christeyns product and service offering, a larger, purpose-built space was required. This new 5600 sq ft facility at Cutler Heights provides double the amount of space, a spare parts warehouse, maintenance workshop with tool stations for equipment testing and refurbishments, modern meeting room and training facility, as well as offices.