Celebrating Four Years at Elge House
HVAC machinery manufacturers Firmac is celebrating four years at Elge House. The purpose built factory also houses Firth Sheet Metal which was established almost 50 years ago.
Firmac Ltd. was founded by Colin in 1985, along with brothers Lewis and Brian, as a sister company to Firth Sheet Metal and in response to the lack of high quality duct manufacturing machinery available in the market. Frustrated by the lack of well-engineered machinery available to sheet metal workers, Colin designed the first Nu-Loc duct seamer and ADF, Automatic Duct Former, revolutionising the industry and providing the foundations for international expansion. The original Firmac factory was situated on Durham Street in Scarborough, but after only five years the business had expanded so much larger premises became an urgent requirement. In 1990 the two businesses, Firth Sheet Metal and Firmac successfully bid for the largest unit, 24,000 ft², on the Barry’s Lane Industrial Estate and the two companies finally shared the same address. The nine strong workforce had expanded to 50 employees and by 2009 the business moved to its current premises, 30,000 ft² purpose built accommodation at Elge House on the Eastfield Industrial Estate. Since its launch in 1985 the company has gone from strength to strength. It now commands a leading position in the international marketplace and is recognised as a forerunner in design and innovation. Combining the strengths of a professional internal design department with experienced electrical and mechanical engineering the company now exports 95% of its business to over 50 countries worldwide.