UK automotive supplier expands to support strong demand

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New location is "significantly bigger" to allow volumes growth, according to Axon Automotive

UK parts supplier Axon Automotive Ltd. has recently moved from its start-up location in Wollaston to a “significantly bigger” 45,000 sq. ft factory site 11 miles away on the Brackmills Industrial Estate, in Northamptonshire.

The company said the relocation, which was funded by new parent company Bawtry Investments Ltd, and was in response to a “fourfold increase in business over the last two years”.

“Growth has been especially strong from export business orders, particularly from sales to an increasing number of non-EU based customers,” Axon announced 27 Feb.

“Following the recapitalisation of Axon with backing from our new owners, we have been able to accelerate our expansion plans to meet our ever growing order book,” explained Chris Taylor, managing director of Axon Automotive.

The new Brackmills site has enough factory space to expand capacity, and install a new in-line production facility, according to Taylor.

The line, he added, is currently being built and is expected to be commissioned by the middle of this year.

The bigger site will also allow for the expansion of Axon engineering projects, said Taylor, adding that a permanent demonstration production line will also be installed for customers.

Axon Automotive’s carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) AxontexTM composite beam making process technology is used to manufacture “super-lightweight” vehicle chassis and structural components.

The CFRP based system is suited for producing a vehicle frame which needs both rigidity and high impact crash resistance performance.

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