Taziker invests £1 million in new Blackburn facility

Jarrod Hulme and Steve Corcoran at Taziker, Blackburn

Engineering specialist Taziker has invested over £1 million in a new production facility in Blackburn to double its fabrication capacity.

Located at Frontier Park, the new facility will be used for heavy steel fabrication in support of structural steel infrastructure projects across the UK. The facility will also be home to production and manufacturing of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Legacy Footbridge projects, as well as providing associated office space for related disciplines.

The new facility close to junction 6 of the M65 has over 100,000-square-foot fabrication capacity, with the ability for overhead cranes to lift up to 80 tonnes. A 40m long bay will also be dedicated to the manufacture of FRP Legacy Footbridge projects.  

Additionally, the site accommodates a 120m x 40m fully concreted yard space which provides the capability to complete trial erections on site, reducing transportation and labour costs.

Chorley-headquartered Taziker boasted record revenues of £73,484,000 in the financial year to 31st March 2022 and profits of £5,139,000.

Taziker was bought by private equity fund Freshstream in 2016.  

The business undertakes key maintenance, refurbishment and replacement works to critical UK infrastructure, including the Tay Bridge, Jodrell Bank and major works for Network Rail such as the £24m refurbishment project of Bristol Temple Meads station.

Employing more than 450 people, the company operates from nine regional locations supported by a Support Services office in Lancashire.

In 2022, Taziker’s Industrial Services division was awarded a place on a long-term, multi-million-pound framework for the provision of scaffolding with National Grid, covering multiple locations around the UK.

Jarrod Hulme, managing director of Structural Solutions, Taziker said: “After the success Taziker has had over the past three years with regards to our engineering capabilities, it is time to further expand our services so that we can offer more to our clients.  Having the ability to fabricate larger, heavier steelwork is imperative to our growth and success within the industry, and the new unit fits our needs perfectly.”

Steve Corcoran, chief executive, Taziker said: “This investment into these new premises shows our continued commitment to our engineering capability. I’m delighted that our investors are confident in our future value and are therefore continuing to provide their support in ensuring Taziker can continue to perform at a high level within the industry.”