Shadow chancellor, Ed Balls MP, and North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, officially opened our new gas boiler production line at the Clay Cross factory on Thursday 20th November.
The two MP’s were welcomed with a tour of our factory, before cutting the ribbon on a new £2.5 million production assembly line that will see gas boilers manufactured specifically for export to Belgium.
This new line marks the first stage in our export plans, and it is anticipated that the line will go on to produce gas boilers for the American market plus 20 other European countries.
Bob Murdoch, manufacturing director, said:
“We are delighted that the new production line is now ready for action. Our Clay Cross site has been traditionally renowned for the quality production of the popular Heatslave and Danesmoor oil boilers, and it is fantastic that the latest investment that will see the factory so involved in this new venture.”
Speaking of the opening Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor, said:
“I’m delighted to officially open the new production line for gas boilers. Touring the factory and meeting the workers here, it is clear to see why you are one of the UK’s leading businesses. And I congratulate the Board for showcasing the UK’s excellent and advanced manufacturing industry by developing and exporting boilers to meet the requirements of the European and American markets.
“There is clearly much to celebrate here today – a UK business leading the way on product development, manufacturing and a great workforce with jobs for the local community.”
Listen to the full interview with Ed Balls and the Chesterfield Post here on SoundCloud.
Find out more about Worcester products and Clay Cross on our website www.worcester-bosch.co.uk