Cleaning equipment firm spends £300k on new site as part of expansion drive
A maker of industrial cleaning equipment in Co Antrim has announced a £300,000 expansion.
Carey Cleaning Machines has invested the funds in a new site for its manufacturing and distribution centre in Ballymena.
The site also includes the company's head offices, factory floor and research and development facility.
The investment, which has been supported by Ulster Bank, will support the creation of two further engineering roles, bringing the company's staff count to 10.
The company has been manufacturing and distributing industrial cleaning machines in Co Antrim for over 10 years. Customers include the Education Authority, health trusts, councils and cleaning contractors.
It said the plan was part of an effort to "future-proof the business, shifting focus to the manufacture of new cleaning solutions, technologies and cleaning machines modified to tackle new, more challenging hazards and to address tightening health and safety restrictions".
Managing director William Carey added: "We were unable to locate a building that suited the needs of the business, so we invested and built a facility that would best serve the company and provide opportunity for future growth and expansion."
Ulster Bank business development manager Conor McNeill said: "We are thrilled to support William and his team as they continue to build on ambitious growth plans in Ballymena and beyond."