Shearline grows in Ely

Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer Shearline has opened a new £1m facility in Ely, which will be home to a precision laser cutting company


Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer Shearline has opened a new £1m facility in Ely, which will be home to Hybrid Laser Tech, a precision laser cutting company it acquired in 2005.


As the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, the Duke of York was last week invited to open the two-storey extension to the existing 5,300m2 facility.


The new 930m2 building is said to utilise a number of environmentally-friendly features, including rain water collection and reuse, and wind energy. It is directly linked to the current Shearline factory to enable Hybrid Laser Tech’s facilities to become an integral part of the manufacturing solutions offered to customers.


David Lonsdale, Shearline’s sales and marketing manager, said: ‘The additional capabilities that Hybrid offers, coupled with our complete manufacturing service, reinforces Shearline’s strong position in the industry and ensures that we are in a robust position in an increasingly competitive market.’


Shearline, which was established over 30 years ago and employs over 150 staff, offers services including design for manufacture, prototyping and first batch production through to full scale manufacture and world-wide delivery.