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Industrial Ancillaries engineers growth with premises expansion

22 September, 2016

Industrial Ancillaries, the Chesterfield-based distributor of industrial fittings, has expanded its premises and grown its training academy, with the support of a six-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

Industrial Ancillaries is a UK distributor of hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation and process products catering for a large range of industries including oil and gas, renewable and geothermal energy, chemical, aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, cryogenics, plumbing and HVAC.

The business has significantly expanded its headquarters in the Markham Vale development, incorporating a new and improved workshop, increased office space, new meeting rooms, stylish staff relaxation space and a fully refurbished trade counter to boost its customers’ experience.

The extension incorporates two purpose-designed training rooms, where the Industrial Ancillaries Training Academy holds industry skills training courses. Managing director, Jamie Dennis, states staff training is a major focus for the business and an area he is keen to develop further. The Academy is also targeted towards clients, with a focus on working safely

Dennis said: “Since purchasing the Chesterfield premises nearly ten years ago, we have grown our customer base significantly and more than doubled our turnover. We plan to continue increasing our range of products and services.”

Training evolution

Dennis continued: “The new extension has allowed us to evolve the training arm of the business. Customer courses are aimed at those working with hydraulic and pneumatic hoses at all levels. As a supplier of these products we believe it’s vital to encourage a high standard of health and safety.”

The funding for the new extension was arranged by Steve Wicks, Commercial Relationship Manager at Yorkshire Bank. The firm was also supported by the Bank in 2007 when it originally moved to its purpose-built premises at the Markham Vale development in Chesterfield.

Industrial Ancillaries is a family business which was established in 1969 by Dennis’s stepfather Ray Harper. The firm employs 43 staff and caters mainly to the UK but also carries out some export activity.

Steve Wicks, commercial relationship manager at Yorkshire Bank, said: “Industrial Ancillaries has more than 45 years’ experience of efficiently delivering a growing range of products to its customers. The business has recently extended its services by investing in the training academy in the new extension. We are proud to have supported the firm when it purchased its premises in 2007 and now with the new extension. We look forward to continuing to help Jamie and his team reach their future goals.”


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