Siddall and Hilton Products has invested £2m in a new specialist welding machine.
Jane Imrie

Brighouse steel manufacturer to create new jobs with multi-million pound investment

A welded steel mesh manufacturer in West Yorkshire has announced a new multi-million pound investment that will create a raft of new jobs.

Siddall and Hilton Products has purchased a £2m specialist welding machine in a bid to increase capacity and efficiency at its Brighouse manufacturing site and head office.

The firm, which has traded for 125 years and is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of welded steel mesh for high-security fencing, general fencing and industrial mesh panels, expects that the investment will result in the creation of more than 10 new jobs.

Ian Thurley, chief executive at Siddall and Hilton Products, explained: “The new machine will run 40 per cent faster than any of our other machines and will produce up to 70 per cent less process scrap.

“As it will focus on the production of industrial mesh, it will also free up capacity for fencing mesh on our existing equipment.

“This exciting new phase in the business’ development also means that we will be expanding the team and we are actively recruiting mesh operators as we will need to increase our total headcount by 25 per cent.”

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