New Swindon manufacturing centre officially open for business

By Anita Jaynes on 12 February, 2015

Today,  Torin-Sifan, a leading producer of energy efficient fan technology, celebrated the opening of its new EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre at Pagoda Park, close to Mead Way in West Swindon.

To honour the occasion Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, and the Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Teresa Page, officially opened the building by cutting the ribbon followed by a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility.

Flying the flag for British manufacturing, the new facility is set to become a centre of excellence for the production of highly efficient EC (electronically commutated) motor, fan and blower products. This will continue Torin-Sifan’s British leadership in the field of cutting edge air movement technology.

Committed to investment in the local economy and community during a tough economic climate Torin-Sifan has invested in excess of £2 million in the new EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility houses purpose designed production lines, a sales and marketing suite, and staff welfare area, incorporating outside seating overlooking the Western Flyer cycle path. The new building will enable an expansion programme focussed on delivering energy efficient, quiet and controllable air movement solutions for clients all over the world and has created 25 new jobs in EC product development, applications engineering and manufacturing.

“As we celebrate 50 years of British manufacturing and innovation, we are delighted to open a world class manufacturing centre here in Swindon. To be able to create 25 new jobs in this economic climate is great news for the company and for the local community,” said Neil Sproston, managing director of Torin-Sifan. “This expansion of our manufacturing capabilities means we are even better able to offer our global customer base cutting edge air movement technology and improved facilities will benefit both customers and staff. To be able to manufacture successfully in the UK is testament to the quality of our products and to the skills base here.”

Speaking at the event Justin Tomlinson MP said: “I am delighted that Torin-Sifan has taken the decision to further invest in Swindon. It’s a real boost for our local economy and yet another example of Swindon powering ahead, as world-class companies choose Swindon to create jobs and teach fantastic skills. Unemployment is down by 63 per cent since 2010, and our town is increasingly becoming a destination to do business and base industries. As a result we are seeing the development of a highly-skilled and diverse work force, which is securing our town’s future prosperity.”

Torin-Sifan’s expansion with the opening of the EC Manufacturing & Technology Centre follows five decades of manufacturing in Swindon with the new facility allowing the company to increase EC production by over 20%, whilst continuing with the manufacture of its traditional product ranges at its existing Greenbridge HQ. With more than 50 years as a leading producer of the latest fan technology, Torin-Sifan continues to set the standard in motor, fan and blower products.

EC technology is highly efficient and offers significant energy savings when compared to traditional AC technology. Sustainability is an important consideration at Torin-Sifan and the carbon savings that are offered by EC technology are achieved through both better efficiency and longer product life.