Manufacturer invests six figures in expansion

L-R: Danny Macfarlane and Richard Shaw of Ellis Patents

The world’s leading cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis Patents has expanded its North Yorkshire headquarters by 25% following a £500k investment.

The main element of the expansion is a new 10,000 sq ft warehouse that will be used primarily for assembly and storage. Its construction has freed up 7,000 sq ft of space in existing parts of the firm’s premises, enabling it to expand its manufacturing facilities – a development that it describes as “vital for future growth and improved business efficiency”.

The expansion of its premises is the latest in a process of site development that has seen it expand from 7,000 to 50,000 sq ft since the firm moved to Rillington from York in 1974. Over that time the business has also seen demand for its products grow internationally, with it currently exporting to more than 40 different countries.

Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis Patents, said: “We can claim the position of market leaders because we design, develop and manufacture products, which others simply try to emulate. Innovation has always been at the heart of the business, and through it we will continue to lead our sector forwards.”

“The extended manufacturing space will allow us to increase our range of manufacturing processes, bring even more new and unique products to market, and widen the range of markets we serve.”

Danny Macfarlane, operations director of Ellis Patents, said: “Finishing the construction phase just as the pandemic struck the UK provided us with a unique opportunity to completely reorganise our entire factory; which would have been impossible under normal working conditions.”

“The new space is more logically planned, which has improved work-flow and reduced down time; making us significantly more efficient. All of which means we are emerging as a business in great shape ready to make the most of the opportunities and challenges presented by the post-Covid world.”