Manufacturing firm Cellecta opens new factory

Cellecta, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic & Thermal Insulation has officially opened its new 60,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution facility in Rochester, Kent.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor David and Mrs Denise Wildey, opened the facility on Tuesday 4th July. Joined by Southern Divisional Sales & Technical Director Lee Baxter, the Mayor and Mayoress met General Operations Manager Paul Yates, factory workers and office team before having a short tour of the factory. The move has enabled the company to increase production capacity and has already resulted in 10 new jobs being created. 

The company’s reputation for quality and customer service has been earned over the past 24 years. In 1997 the company relocated from Sutton, Surrey to its first facility in Kent, employing just 4 members of staff working from a small 5400ft2 warehouse. Over the next few years the firm occupied four different units, until 2004 when they moved from Maidstone to a 29,000 ft2 unit in Rochester.

Managing director Andrew Fry said:

“We had been looking for the right unit for a while – The new site offers us scope for expansion, increased productivity and stock holding. The move will enable us to continue innovating, invest in local people and new machinery to ensure we are at the leading edge of thermal and acoustic solutions”

“The new facility is in a prime location, with easy access to the M2 and the rest of the motorway network, providing easy access for customer collections and fast and efficient deliveries.”

Southern Divisional Sales & Technical Director Lee Baxter said

“We are excited to open this new factory in Medway, where we have been based for over ten years. We are proud to have recently purchased the building, which will enable us to invest for the future, increased our product range and customer service offering.”

The whole work force played its part in the seamless move from the old facility, which was carried out without any loss in production or delays in dispatching customer’s orders. Paul Yates (General Operations Manager) and his team should be very proud of their hard work and professional approach.

More information is available from the Cellecta website or email technical(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cellecta.co.uk