A Black Country engineering firm is looking to reach new heights following a move to new premises in Cradley Heath.
Supported by Lloyds TSB Corporate, Lift & Engineering Services has relocated from two sites at Sydney Road, Cradley Heath and Lye Valley Industrial Estate, Lye to a new 25,000 sq ft base on Portersfield Road in order to bring its manufacturing facilities and administration offices under one roof.
The new headquarters offers not only greater production facilities but also expansion capacity
and will have showrooms to house working examples of products, including passenger lifts, platform lifts and stairlifts.
LES employs 68 people and has an annual turnover of about £5.2 million.
The company has grown since it was first established 20 years to become a leader in the specialist field of lift engineering; designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining non-standard fit lift installations.
It recently established an Access Division, which specialises in Disability Discrimination Act compliance and home mobility solutions.
Dave Haywood, LES managing director, said: "It was vital that we found the right site to house our manufacturing and office operations and I believe that we have done that and can now look forward to further business expansion.
"Our ability to provide an in-house designed and manufactured product has always meant that, whilst we occupy a specialist niche in the custom-built lift market, we have the team to be able to offer solutions to virtually any lift or access project."
Ken Samuel, Lloyds TSB Corporate relationship manager, said: "The company is really on the way up.
"The relocation is a positive step forward as LES looks to expand and strengthen it presence in the market.
"During the last couple of years the business has grown by around 25 per cent and the merging of its operations on to one site will help promote the next stage of growth."