Dignitaries officially open new facility for Studley Ltd
One of the north-west’s leading mechanical and engineering companies has officially opened a new facility and marked more than 30 years in business.
Local dignitaries paid homage to Studley on Knowsley Industrial Park, Merseyside, which formally opened its new premises on Friday 20th March.
Studley specialises in M&E projects, maintenance and shutdown services in the petro chemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, nuclear, food and drink, paper and utilities sectors.
The event was attended by the Rt Hon George Howarth MP, the Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Frank Walsh and the leader of Knowsley Council Cllr Ron Round.
At 60,000ft2 of covered workspace, the new facility is a far cry from the barn in which the company was founded by its current management, being three times the size of the company’s former premises on Liverpool’s Vulcan Street and supported with overhead cranes, thus helping to expand further, both mechanical and electrical.
The original engineering business was complemented by an electrical company more than three years ago, which provides electrical, control, instrumentation and maintenance services to the industrial, utilities, infrastructure, environmental, commercial and health sectors.
In unveiling a plaque to commemorate the event, Mr Howarth recognised the company’s commitment to apprenticeships since its formation 32 years ago, the current technical director Neil Brierton being a former apprentice himself.
As well as visiting exhibition stands from more than a dozen of Studley’s suppliers including the Maritime & Engineering College, George Fischer, Lincoln Electric, Oglaend System, SEL Safety, Hawke, Fluke Equipment, Sikla, Orbital Tools, Engineering Utilities, Swagelok, Flexitallic, Pruftechnic, Cembre Tools, Scheider and Thorn Lighting, the dignitaries also took time out to admire a “Back to the future” DeLorean car before a buffet lunch with more than 100 customers, suppliers, staff and apprentices.
During the lunch Neil Brierton explained to the guests that the reason for the company’s success was its philosophy in training and developing young talent, with more than 60 apprentices being recruited in recent years. Managing director John Hyland also thanked all who had supported the business over the past three decades.