Construction products manufacturer Naylor is investing £2 million in a new kiln for producing specialist clay drainage pipes.
Cawthorne-based Naylor says the latest investment will result in the creation of skilled jobs and more apprenticeships.
Chief operating office, Bridie Warner-Adsetts, praised the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership for its support, which helped the company secure backing from the Regional Growth Fund.
She said: “We are delighted to be investing in growth and expanding our business due mainly to the fantastic reception our products are receiving overseas.
“The tremendous support of the Sheffield Local Enterprise Partnership has been pivotal in us reaching the decision to make this investment. We look forward to creating more apprenticeships and skilled job opportunities as a result of this expansion.”
Earlier this year the company was named one of the top UK companies for export growth, when it secured a place in The Times/HSBC International Track 200. The accolade for the Barnsley-based pipe and concrete product manufacturer comes in the International Track 200 rankings, published by the Sunday Times after Naylor’s overseas sales grew by 25.7 per cent.
Only last month the company was named Insider Made in Yorkshire Exporter of the Year.
Chief executive Edward Naylor said: “Following on from very trying times in the construction industry, the business has a new-found optimism and confidence.
“Naylor have over 120 years of proud manufacturing history in the UK and we are very much looking forward to the future.”
Naylor was established in 1890 and employs around 350 people in the UK across five sites, manufacturing a range of clay, plastic and concrete products for construction, building and civil engineering applications.
Naylor’s products include Jacking Pipes that are strong enough to be pushed through the ground, avoiding the need to dig trenches, and Hathernware Pipes, resistant to thermal shock and corrosive chemicals.