Award winning engineering firm CINTEC International has relocated to new factory premises in Cwmbran to accommodate business expansion.
The new site, in Avondale Business Park, Cwmbran, is around 20% larger than CINTEC’s previous premises. It offers the particular advantage of significantly increased space to develop their Waterwall range. The new site can much better accommodate the broad variety of sizes of Waterwall units, the largest being CINTEC’s most recent addition, a 64,000 litre capacity ‘lagoon’ for use in fracking. CINTEC are also looking into possible further expansion into the currently empty unit next door.
The move, supported a Local Investment Fund grant and Torfaen Council, will provide a boost to local employment, as CINTEC hope to increase their workforce over the months ahead in order to cope with their increasing workload.
CINTEC was in need of a larger and more flexible production space for its extensive range of products, manufactured for contracts around the world. These include the patented Archtec anchors and Waterwall airbags used during the restoration of the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid in Djoser. CINTEC are now in the final stages of the restoration process, which began in January 2011.
Following an earthquake in 1994, the ceiling of the pyramid’s burial chamber was at serious risk of collapse. After stabilizing the ceiling using specialist Waterwall airbags, 60 strategically placed Archtec anchors have been individually inserted into the stone. This network of anchors knits the structure together, protecting against further collapse. Once the project is complete the pyramid will be able to be reopened to the public.
Interest in CINTEC’s technology has also come from China. Earlier this summer, an influential party from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security visited a demonstration of CINTEC’s Waterwall IED protection system. This groundbreaking system protects against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by containing the impact of an explosion. The Chinese delegation were ‘highly impressed’ with the demonstration, and are considering approving the system’s use across China’s 2000 police forces.
Cllr John Cunningham, Torfaen’s executive member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “‘It is fantastic to welcome such an innovative, internationally-recognised company into the area.
“Choosing Cwmbran as the location for their production site will enhance local employment to produce technology used in projects across the world, helping CINTEC further their reputation as a true success story for South Wales.’
Peter James, Managing Director, CINTEC International, said: “CINTEC are looking to increase production to meet the demands of multiple international projects, and I am very pleased to have found a new site able to accommodate the business’s growing needs.
“Our manufacturing team is a clear example of the talent that South Wales can produce and I am looking forward to expanding the current workforce in the near future.”
Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Gwener 27th Mehefin 2014