A LEADING ventilation company has celebrated the opening of three new production lines at its Manor Royal base and the creation of new jobs.
Last Friday, Vent-Axia, which builds heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, officially opened its new assembly lines with Crawley MP Henry Smith cutting the ribbon.
With the Construction Products Association forecasting construction output will fall by a further 1.4 per cent this year, the company is bucking the trend by doubling its manufacturing capacity.
This launch also created 20 new jobs.
Marketing director Lee Nurse said: "Vent-Axia is a company steeped in 75 years of British heritage and innovation.
"Not only will the expansion allow improved stock control helping clients with ever-tighter construction deadlines but it will also allow us to easily make design enhancements to our products."
Vent-Axia currently employs 225 staff at its headquarters in Fleming Way, with the 20 new jobs giving the local economy a welcome boost.
Speaking at the event, Mr Smith said: "I am proud that this iconic and historic company is creating high quality products, made in Britain, right here in Crawley."