AN ENGINEERING company has set up shop in a new expanded home in Lancashire.

Having moved from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, RPS Precision Engineering will now work out of a much larger facility in New Hay Hall in Rawtenstall.

The new premises are three times bigger than those the company, previously known as Rochdale Production Services, had previously been based in, with managers hoping this signifies a major period of growth for the business.

Managing director Michael Sirrell said: “We’ve been watching the new premises being built over the last 12 months and can’t wait to get in.

"We look forward to providing an enhanced service for our loyal customers and the capacity to welcome even more new customers on board too.”

RPS Precision Engineering is a precision engineering sub-contractor that offers prototyping, 3D modelling, welding, fabrication, electronics and pneumatics services to a range of other companies across sectors from food production to nuclear power.

Many of the company's methods include the use of CNC technology, which refers to using computer numerical control to ensure the highest standards possible in the machine components that the company uses.

The move to the new premises comes after 14 years spend at the Whitworth in Rochdale.

Moving to the New Hay Hall plant however, means that RPS' shop floor space has risen from 2200 square feet to 7250 square feet, giving the firm scope to invest in further expansions and to bring in new equipment.

The company has expanded its team as well as its premises, with the hiring of Ian Cockcroft as operations and supply chain manager.

Mr Cockcroft said: “With my experience in the supply chain, and the exciting opportunities that the move will bring, I’ll be ensuring RPS continue to satisfy all customers both present and future and with the very latest in CNC technology there should be no stopping us.”

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