Rise in jobs as firm expands

Transdek Harworth: Set to provide a Doncaster jobs boost under plans to expand production.
Transdek Harworth: Set to provide a Doncaster jobs boost under plans to expand production.
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South Yorkshire looks set for a jobs boost under expansion plans announced by a manufacturing company.

Industrial lifts manufacturer Transdek UK has announced plans to move its production to its headquarters at Bryans Close, Harworth - trebling the size of its premises.

And supermarket firm Asda is looking to create 80 positions at a supermarket due to be opened late this year.

Details of the number of jobs Transdek will create at the site have not yet been revealed.

But a company spokesman said: “The move will also create significant employment opportunities in the local area.”

A spokesman said the jobs would be created over the coming months.

The company has been running since 1997 and moved to a new site in Harworth last year.

Plans will see its Doncaster site extended from its current 40,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet.

More of the company’s components will manufactured on site so it has to bring less in by lorry.

Transdek managing director Mark Adams said: “The expansion of our Harworth site continues our strategic business development plan to establish Transdek as the market leader in supplying high-quality loading solutions in the UK.

“This integration of our production capability further strengthens our operations and reinforces Transdek’s commitment to support customers not only with product quality, innovation and exceptional after sales support, but also with highly competitive pricing.”

Transdek manufactures lifts which are used in loading bays at shops up and down the country, which lift and lower items to and from lorries.

It says it the expansion at Harworth comes as it is having to meeting rising demand.

Harworth Coun June Evans was delighted with the news.

She said: “Harworth and Bircotes is among the top 25 most deprived areas according to deprivation indices - there are a lot of people looking for jobs in the area.

“We welcome this - we have a history of heavy industry here and have a population ready, willing and able to do hard work. This is the sort of industry this area is used to.”

It is the latest jobs boost to hit Harworth.

Supermarket firm Asda plans to create 80 positions at a supermarket due to be opened late this year on land formerly used by Harworth Colliery.

The pit is currently mothballed while UK Coal looks to try to find investment to enable to mine a new seam of coal.