Fort Vale unveils £1.5m research and innovation centre

Fort Vale Engineering has expanded its UK operation with the completion of a £1.5m Innovation, Research and Development centre at its Simonstone headquarters in east Lancashire.

The 20,000ft2 space will house an apprentice training centre and tool room, doubling the amount of training space currently available.

Fort Vale, which manufactures valves and equipment for builders of road tankers and ISO container tanks that transport liquid, gas and hazardous cargo, has started taking on projects within the nuclear sector.