AquaJet’s new site features a £240,000 computerised machining centre, capable of waterjet cutting anything from rock to titanium plating 25cm thick.
The investment was part-funded by an £81,000 Selective Finance for Investment in England (SFIE) grant from RDA Advantage West Midlands.
AquaJet has seen a 55 per cent boost in turnover this year to £400,000.
Company chairman Des Willis said: ‘This is an exciting time for the company, as we want to expand. We plan to have four machines in place within 18 months and our new premises are more than three times bigger. Our new machinery coupled with the upgrade of a robotic waterjet cutting installation bought two years ago means we are in a position to provide a first-class service to clients in the defence, oil, water and ceramic industries.
‘The funding from Advantage West Midlands is most welcome and has played a pivotal role in triggering the next phase of our company’s development.’
A recent contract win saw AquaJet being asked to cut granite and marble rocks for a man-made river which featured at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show