BMM turns up the heat with £100,000 investment

BMM turns up the heat with £100,000 investment

Teesside heating company BMM Heaters has relocated to larger premises after securing £100,000 in funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

BMM Heaters designs and manufactures industrial and commercial air heating systems and has invested a total of £430,000 in its move from Middlesbrough to Redcar.

The £3m turnover company now has the space it desperately needed to house new equipment, bring a powder-coating facility in-house and increase its 25-strong skilled workforce.

Kevin Murray-Myers, who set up BMM heaters with business partner Sean Byrne 11 years ago, said: “We were just bursting at the seams and UK Steel Enterprise’s contribution to this expansion project has been really important for us.

“We expect to create at least seven more jobs in the near future including more engineers, sheet metal workers and a general manager.

"Bringing our powder coating process in-house will save money and increase efficiency and we also plan to improve our testing facilities, IT and storage.

“We are investing substantially in research and development to keep us ahead of the competition with the emphasis on a new generation of high-efficiency equipment,” he added.

Sarah Thorpe of UK Steel Enterprise, Tata Steel’s business-support subsidiary, added: “BMM Heaters is a well established business that needed funding to relocate, expand and create jobs. 

“As an existing UKSE client with an experienced management team and well established product range we were particularly pleased to be able to support the company again.”

 

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