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Another record year as Intelect Engineering looks to expand

Grimsby firm, Intelect Engineering Limited, has announced another year of growth and record turnover, confirming its position as one of the leading mechanical engineering specialists in the North.

The company celebrated its fifth anniversary by announcing turnover for the previous 12 months had reached the £6m mark, continuing a year-on-year rise since its first-year total of £2m.

The number of people employed by the company has also reached a new high, currently standing at more than 50.

Contracts director Phill Bodsworth praised the company’s workforce for another excellent year and forecast a period of “further growth and expansion” for 2016.

He said:

Our current workshop and office complex on Estate Road No. 2 has served us well for five years and it could well continue to be part of our long-term plan. However, we need to find additional premises in or very close to Grimsby.

We currently have 8,000 square feet but we really need to double this, perhaps as much as 20,000 square feet, but it’s just finding the right building and location.

Intelect Engineering has come a long way in its relatively brief history. Having started with a workforce of just 10 people, the company is today working with some of the UK’s leading Blue Chip companies, including Morrisons and specialists in the pet food, potato chip and confectionery sectors.

Its core business remains in food manufacturing and processing but the company continues to break into new areas where its specific skills are required. One such success has been its work for Swedish company Purac Puregas, for whom Intelect Engineering has completed four bio-gas installations, two in Scotland and others at Swindon and Exeter.

As Phill said:

This further demonstrates our ability and desire to work in non-food related industries where our very specialist expertise and skills can be best used. It also shows that distance is not an issue for us.

Phill is one of three founding directors of Intelect Engineering Limited, the others being Kevin Stanham and Ray Johnson. All previously worked together at a local company before joining forces, combining their skills and putting together a hand-picked team of skilled individuals to establishing what has become a key part of the Middlesbrough-based Intelect Group.

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