Firmac Ltd, Firth Sheet Metal Ltd and Firmac Engineering Services are celebrating 10 years at Elge House on the Eastfield Industrial Estate, Scarborough. The business was established in 1964 and has enjoyed more than 50 years of continual growth, necessitating several moves until the new 30,000 ft² purpose-built Facilitywas opened on 22ndMay 2009.

Firth Sheet Metal (FSM) are now unrecognisable from the two-man business based in garage forecourt premises in Fridaythorpe village back in 1964, to having a client list that includes leading supermarket chains, international retailers, building contractors and mechanical engineering services. The company also installs “small works” for many of the hotels, restaurants and bars, holiday parks and campsites in the North & East Yorkshire area.

Firmac Ltd. was founded by Colin Firth in 1985, along with brothers Lewis and Brian, in response to the lack of high-quality duct manufacturing machinery available in the market. Firmac is now widely recognised as one of the leading sheet metal ductwork technology companies in the world and exports around 95% of its business to over 50 countries worldwide.

Director Lewis Firth commented, “Elge House has provided Firmac with the space to not only increase productivity but also to innovate. Over the past 10 years we have designed and built cuttingedge machinery incorporatingthe latest robotics and software which provides truly revolutionary fully automated duct forming machinery.”

Complementing the group, Firmac Engineering Services provides comprehensive mechanical design and building services to the retail and commercial sector such as high-end retailers including ASDA, Aldi, Sainsbury’s , John Lewis, Lidl and Tesco.