Clegg backs star role of energy saving firm

Great example: EMSc's founder, Dr Alex Mardapittas, centre, welcomes Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Coun John Campbell, left, and Deputy PM, Nick Clegg to the new factory.
Great example: EMSc's founder, Dr Alex Mardapittas, centre, welcomes Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Coun John Campbell, left, and Deputy PM, Nick Clegg to the new factory.
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Energy saving expert EMSc has been hailed as an outstanding local business by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

The Sheffield Hallam MP was speaking at the official opening of the company’s new headquarters in Chapeltown. Mr Clegg told company founder Dr Alex Mardapittas and the firm’s 80 employees: “EMSc UK are a great example of another outstanding local business who are exporting the ‘Made in Sheffield’ brand throughout the world.

“I’m hugely impressed by their products and welcome the fact that their research, development, sourcing and manufacturing is all done right here in the UK.

“Going green is good for the economy and good for climate change. The UK green sector is a success story - it is the sixth largest in the world and has a crucial part to play in building a strong economy.”

EMSc is behind the innovative Star range of energy saving products, which can cut power use by up to 15 per cent by matching the power needed to demand in factories, hotels, commercial buildings and homes.

Its new headquarters on the Smithywood Industrial Estate will be home to a world class research and development centre, as well as a manufacturing plant that brings together the winding, curing, assembly and testing facilities involved in making the company’s market leading products. EMSc’s energy saving products have been installed in a wide variety of public sector and private sector sites including the NHS, Palace of Westminster, Whitbread Group and ASDA.

Dr Mardapittas told Mr Clegg: “The move to a new, larger facility is an important step for us, as it will allow us to continue manufacturing our products in the UK, including our latest addition Powerstar HV MAX. It will also give us the capacity to grow our team of people.”

“While we recognise the worldwide economy is experiencing a sustained period of insecurity and instability, it remains an exciting time for EMSc, as we continue to escalate our activities and expand, while always remaining adaptable and customer focused.”