A POWER systems firm which took on a landmark building in Blackburn looks set to expand further along the M65.

Bosses at Anord Mardix created more than 50 jobs when it moved into the Sigma 110 building, on the Roman Road industrial estate.

The outfit, formed last year by the merger of the international firm Anord and Kendal-based Mardix, took on a £7.6million imposing unit, owned by Accrol Papers, just before the motorway's junction five, in December 2017.

It was designed to serve their European, Middle East and Asian markets.

And now as part of their expansion programme, the company is developing a new facility at Walton Summit, between junctions one and two,

An Anord Mardix spokesman said: "Due to the continued expansion and growth of the company, we are opening a new state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the manufacture of sheet steel and have a number of manufacturing positions available."

The firm recently held a recruitment day to fill a number of welding, production and operations posts at the Four Oaks Road factory, which is expected to open this month.

This echoes a number of recruitment drives for technical vacancies at their Blackburn and Kendal sites throughout 2018.

Their American arm is also looking to branch out, with tandem plans announced to launch another new plant in Augusta, Georgia, costing $900,000, also announced this week.

The Sigma 110 building, which has 110,00 square foot capacity, was originally constructed for a third party, before Anord Mardix stepped in.