The closure of the Rolls-Royce facility in Bootle, Merseyside, and the redundancy of more than 200 skilled workers has provided Sulzer with an opportunity to expand its operations, with its
The expansion will create an additional 45 posts for skilled staff within the local area and is forecast to add £3m in profits to the business by the end of 2011. Steven Broomhead, chief executive at the NWDA, believes that its presence will prove beneficial to the Merseyside economy in terms of retaining skills and attracting new investment.
Broomhead said: ‘The demise of Merseyside’s Rolls-Royce operation in
Bob Foulkes, Sulzer’s commercial director, added: ‘The recent growth and success of Sulzer Pumps has led to the capacity of our purpose-built facility in
‘The investment also shows Sulzer’s commitment to the Northwest region, a move that will maintain the company’s position as a leading supplier of engineered pumps to the global oil & gas and power sectors.’