On Friday 20th March Studley Engineering officially opened their new facility on Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool. At 60,000ft2, the facility is three times the size of the company's former premises on Liverpool's Vulcan Street and a far cry from the barn in which the company was founded.
The launch event was attended by the Rt Hon George Howarth MP, the Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Frank Walsh and the leader of Knowsley Council Cllr Ron Round, as well as a number of manufacturing suppliers.
Lincoln Electric was delighted to be exhibiting at the event, with one of their VRTEX mobile
virtual reality welding simulators on display. Proving to be a popular attraction amongst visitors and dignitaries alike, even the Mayor was willing to try his hand at virtual welding.
Speaking at the event Mike Morris, Business Development Manager at Studley Engineering said, “We found the Lincoln simulator a very innovative tool, which helps to engage and train the latest welding techniques and skills for welders of the future. The reason we chose Lincoln was because of the support they provide and their international presence in the welding industry”.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Studley, who share our vision of encouraging and supporting the next generation of welders, and look forward to further developing our relationship with them in the foreseeable future”, adds Lincoln’s Marketing Manager David Kirkwood.
As well as the unveiling of a special plaque to commemorate the launch; recognising Studley’s commitment to apprenticeships since its formation 32 years ago, a “Back To The Future” DeLorean car was also on display, attracting more than 100 customers, suppliers, staff and apprentices.
The facility is set to benefit from the performance and quality of Lincoln products for years to come, having just ordered Invertec 300TPX
water cooled DC TIG welding machines and some Mobiflex 200-M
fume extraction systems.