Expanding towards the USA

Worcestershire-based Beko Technologies has announced that it will locate to a new production facility in Georgia, USA. The company plans to invest $4m (£2m) and create 35 jobs through its American subsidiary.

Beko plans to produce several different product lines at the new plant, including its Drypoint M membrane air dryers, the Beko exclusive Bekokat catalytic hydrocarbon removal systems, Qwik-Pure emulsion separators, and the Clearpoint line of compressed air filtration systems.

The company plan for its Georgia site to be fully operational in August 2008 and future expansion could bring 55 additional jobs.

Beko Technologies will continue expansion in the UK with its plan to move to bigger premises in 2010. In Europe, the French sites in Beko will be doubled in size by 2010, and in Germany the company will be extending its production facilities by 40 per cent.