Friday, May 6, 2011

News: Rotherham businesses to receive Royal visits


Key developments and businesses in Rotherham are set to host a number of Royal engagements over the coming months.

Later this month, HRH The Countess of Wessex will officially open the Matrix Business Centre in Dinnington.

Developed and operated by RiDO since 2009, Matrix @ Dinnington is the fourth of Rotherham Borough Council's centres aimed at encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs.

The £3.4m centre on Dinnington Business Park provides 41 high quality office and workshop facilities and occupiers include Castus web design and data analysts Applied Cytometry.

The Countess of Wessex is also set to visit Sandvik's £4m European Centre of Excellence (SECoE) at Beighton Link Business Park in Rotherham.

Home to around 350 staff, the state-of-the-art 112,500 sq ft facility brings together all the finish processing and supply management activities for the production of orthopaedic implants and instruments. The Rotherham facility has an area dedicated to rapid production and prototyping where Sandvik works directly with the manufacturer's CAD (computer aided design) drawing to find the most suitable rapid prototyping technique.

In June, The Earl of Wessex is set to visit JELD-WEN UK Limited in Woodhouse Mill, on the Rotherham side of the border with Sheffield. The door manufacturer celebrated their 50th anniversary last year and recently completed an extension to their factory that created 30 new jobs.

In July, The Duke of Kent is set to visit the new headquarters for the MTL Group in Brinsworth. MTL Group is a fast growing contract manufacturing company that employs 310 people. It works with a global blue-chip customer base in the defence, construction equipment, rail and off-shore wind energy sectors.

The group has invested in the latest technology for the 300,000 sq ft plant, which boasts the largest laser in the UK and a 640-tonne robotic press, which is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.

The Duke of Kent is also set to visit Sterecycle in Templeborough, the world's first commercial scale autoclave waste treatment facility that has recently recommenced operation after a fatal incident in January.

Sterecycle is a clean technology company that uses a patented steam processing method called autoclaving to "pressure cook" household and commercial black-bag waste.

Rotherham Investment & Development Office
Sandvik website
MTL Group website
Sterecycle website


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