Torin-Sifan Expands British Manufacturing of Energy Efficient EC Technology
Torin-Sifan, Volution Group’s leading producer of energy efficient fan technology in the European air movement industry is flying the flag for British manufacturing by investing in excess of £2 million in a new state-of-the-art production facility. The EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre, based in Swindon, is set to become a centre of excellence for the production of highly efficient EC (electronically commutated) motor, fan and blower products. The new building will enable an expansion programme focussed on delivering energy efficient, quiet and controllable air movement solutions for clients all over the world and has created 25 new jobs.
On Thursday 12th February 2015, Torin-Sifan celebrated the opening of its new EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre at Pagoda Park in Swindon. To honour the occasion Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, and the Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Teresa Page, officially opened the building by cutting the ribbon at Torin-Sifan’s Investing in British Manufacturing launch event, followed by guests touring the new facility.
The new EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre will continue Torin-Sifan’s British leadership in the field of cutting edge air movement technology. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility houses purpose designed production lines, a sales and marketing suite, and staff welfare area. Torin-Sifan’s expansion with the opening of the EC Manufacturing and Technology Centre follows five decades of manufacturing in Swindon with the new facility allowing the company to increase EC production by over 20%, whilst continuing with the manufacture of its traditional product ranges at its existing Greenbridge HQ.
Torin-Sifan’s greater investment in EC technology will allow the company to advance its service offering to customers. The expansion will allow the company to offer customers a wider range of EC technology with some of the most energy efficient motors in the World. In addition, by maintaining manufacturing in the UK Torin-Sifan is able to continue to make on-going design enhancements to meet customers’ needs and to guarantee the high quality and innovation and excellence that its customers expect. Customers can also be assured of timely delivery.
“As we celebrate 50 years of British manufacturing and innovation, we are delighted to open a world-class manufacturing centre here in Swindon. At Torin-Sifan we are committed to producing high quality innovative products and lowering carbon emissions, British manufacturing allows us to deliver this for our customers.” says Neil Sproston, Managing Director of Torin-Sifan. “This expansion of our manufacturing capabilities means we are even better able to offer our global customer base cutting edge air movement technology and improved facilities will benefit both customers and staff. To be able to manufacture successfully in the UK is testament to the quality of our products and to the skills base here.”
Speaking at the event Justin Tomlinson MP said “I am delighted that Torin-Sifan, a leader in the field of manufacturing and technology, has taken the decision to further invest in Swindon a real boost for our local economy. This is yet another example of Swindon powering head, as world-class companies such as Torin-Sifan choose Swindon to create jobs and teach fantastic skills. Unemployment is down by 63% since 2010, and our town is increasingly becoming a destination to do business and base industries. As a result we are seeing the development of a highly-skilled and diverse work force, which is securing our town’s future prosperity.”
Torin-Sifan’s EC technology has a wide range of applications including use in ventilation units, air handling units, heat recovery systems, air curtains, cooling equipment, boilers and unit/cabinet heating, thus offering huge potential to specifiers for energy and carbon saving. The products also help specifiers comply with the next stage of the European ErP Directive, since January 2015 the ErP Directive further tightened the minimum efficiency levels with the introduction of new Fan Motor Efficiency Grades.
Torin-Sifan is leading the way in EC technology in the UK and is further enhancing British engineering capabilities with its investment in technology and construction of the new Centre. The company is also a leading light in British exports with year-on-year growth.
EC technology is highly efficient and offers significant energy savings when compared to traditional AC technology. Sustainability is an important consideration at Torin-Sifan and the carbon savings that are offered by EC technology are achieved through both better efficiency and longer product life.
With 50 years as a leading producer of the latest fan technology, Torin-Sifan continues to set the standard in motor, fan and blower products.
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Notes to Editors
Volution is a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential construction market in the UK, Sweden and Germany.
The Group sold over 20 million ventilation products and accessories in the financial year ended 31 July 2013. It consists of five key brands, focused primarily on the UK, Swedish and German ventilation markets - Vent-Axia, Manrose, Fresh, PAX and inVENTer – and operates through two divisions: the Ventilation Group, which principally supplies ventilation products for residential construction applications in the UK, Sweden and Germany and ventilation products for commercial construction applications in the UK; and Torin-Sifan, which supplies motors, fans and blowers to OEMs of heating and ventilation products for both residential and commercial construction applications in Europe.
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