Family fabrication firm eyes further growth

Family fabrication firm eyes further growth

A Castleford-based sheet metal fabrication and laser firm is set to increase its headcount after securing funding from Finance Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Laser & Fabrications supplies its products and services to a range of sectors including telecoms, automotive, engineering, power generation and medical.

A business loan from Finance Yorkshire has enabled the firm to invest in a new welding fume extraction system for its fabrication facilities in Castleford.

A family run business, Yorkshire Laser & Fabrications currently employs 35 people and has an annual turnover £3m.

Managing director, Matt Orford, said: “We’ve had great support from Finance Yorkshire and this latest investment will make a big improvement to our fabrication department.

“We’re looking to grow our workforce by seven and want to increase our customers and grow sales and at the same time improve efficiency and profitability.”

The company was established in 1991 by Matt’s father, Garnett who is now chairman.