New high efficient claw vacuum pump to replace 20 year old two vein pumps. In August 2018 we received a grant for the purchase of a new pump for a CNC to replace two old pumps requiring service. The saving in electricity is over £2000 a year and with the grant the cost will be recuperated within 2 years and save £2000 a year for the next 10 years or more. Crystal Doors commitment to reducing electricity demand each year reduces our carbon footprint, which for the past two years has been reduced.
Crystal Doors has been very active in applying for grants as manufacturers for the last 19 years. The Managing Director, Richard Hagan, has utilized several government bodies and companies to access the funds. The success over the past thee and a half years has now exceeded £340,000 in grants. This money is to secure the 22 jobs and create further jobs until we reach 47 jobs. Failure to do so, Crystal Doors will have to pay the monies back to the Department of Trade and Industry. We are monitored every three months and have to justify why if we have not created further jobs. Last year the workforce fell below the required amount, however we have had an extension to create further jobs. The grants have been provided as the company would otherwise have failed without the monies, such is the investment required to keep manufacturing competitively in the UK.
Below are two links for the editorial of Crystal Doors recent grants
Richard Hagan MD Crystal Doors. Julie Evans Business Development Manager, Rochdale Development Agency. John Hudson CEO, Rochdale Development Agency. Jim Taylor CEO, Rochdale Council