A FIRM of metals stockholders which had to mothball its Sheffield plant because of the recession, has opened a new facility and created eight jobs in the city.
World Cup Final referee Howard Webb blew his whistle to kick off operations at Premier Hytemp Holdings’ £4 million facility at Thorncliffe Business Park, in Chapeltown, which was opened after the group saw turnover increase from £39 million to more than £52 million during the past year.
Group managing director Donald Wilson said: “The opening of this important new facility underlines Sheffield’s continuing role at the heart of the global steel, metal and alloy industries.
“We are delighted, after having to mothball our operational capacity in Sheffield during the economic downturn, to open this state-of-the art service centre. We are confident it will become a focus of nickel-alloy excellence.
“We are also enhancing Premier Hytemp’s machining and assembly capability and work is under way to install a fourth heat treatment furnace and a second set of quench tanks in our Singapore business.”
Hytemp has been a familiar name in Sheffield for more than 40 years and is now part of Edinburgh- based Premier Hytemp, which is a subsidiary of The Murray Group.
The 14,000ft nickel-alloy service centre in Sheffield complements manufacturing operations in Scotland and Singapore and a sales centre in Houston, to which Permier Hytemp plans to add a new American subsidiary later this year.
DTZ’s industrial team has sold an 83,425 sq ft industrial unit at Adwick Park, in the Dearne Valley to metals processing and supply firm, ABS Group, which was represented by the Sheffield office of Knight Frank.