Siemens transfers Mechancal Drives business to Leeds

Engineering conglomerate Siemens has invested an initial £1.2m in transferring its Mechanical Drives business from Bradford, UK, to new premises on Navigation Park in Stourton, Leeds, UK.

The move is designed to enable the £15m operation handle additional and bigger contracts, including work to support the group’s planned offshore wind-turbine manufacturing plant in Hull.

The new, purpose-built 50,000 sq ft Leeds factory has created 30 per cent more production space, increased height for 25-tonne cranes and room to optimise production-cell layouts and materials handling flows.

Work there includes assembly of gears, geared motors, motors and couplings for the rail, utilities and general industry, as well as work for the growing renewable energy sector, including wind and wave power.