Hampshire Pipe Specialist Expands Production
A leading Hampshire-based manufacturer of pipe systems for use in heating, cooling and chemical drainage applications, CPV Ltd, is responding to increasing demand for its range of specialist pipe systems, with a multi-million-pound investment that will see its headquarters and manufacturing facility expand.
Located on the outskirts of Romsey and originally founded in 1949, CPV helped pioneer the extrusion of polymer pipe systems in the UK and, since this time, the company has continued to develop new cutting-edge products and bespoke solutions for its clients. This latest phase of its development covers some 3,260 square metres of additional space that enables CPV to not only increase capacity for its extruded polymer pipe products, but most importantly, further bolster its burgeoning off-site manufacturing capability.
Designed to speed-up installation times, improve quality and lower costs, CPV’s off-site fabrication service breaks up a system into pre-fabricated modules that can quickly be assembled on site, which enables fast, efficient and accurate deployment of pipe systems – a technique that contractors are increasingly utilising.
Mark Whettall, managing director, commented: “2019 is set to be a milestone year for us as we’ll be marking our company’s 70th anniversary and the launch of the newly-expanded factory which will stand us in good stead for our continued growth during the next seventy years.”
“We’re still a privately-owned family business, but with seven decades of experience and a global reach, we’re proud to be promoting British manufacturing excellence and making our contribution towards improving the built environment.”
The newly-increased production facility, which will be home to the company’s 45 employees, will incorporate a solar PV roof to generate a large proportion of the site’s electrical needs from the sun, which is one of a series of environmentally-friendly measures implemented which has also seen 2,500 trees planted on the nine-acre site.