TONG Announces Phase Two of Spilsby Manufacturing Facility Build
Tong Engineering announced the beginning of the second phase of construction at its new manufacturing facility in Spilsby. As part of a planned two-phase project, the company’s GBP3.6m first phase building was completed in August 2020. And now the second phase build, of comparable investment, is set to commence on the seven-acre site this month, with plans to move into the new facility in Autumn.
“We are very excited to be able to proceed with our plans for the next phase of our new factory,” said Edward Tong, managing director at Tong Engineering. “Despite a somewhat challenging 2020, we were extremely thankful that our plans for the first phase build were able to progress with minimal disruption, allowing us to start operating from the new site in the summer,” explains Tong. “Since the completion of our first phase building, we have noticed a huge difference in our final assembly capabilities and processes. After almost 6 months at the new site, it is now hard to imagine how we operated without the increased height and space that we now consider invaluable in the new factory. We are very much looking forward to enjoying these same advancements across all of our departments with the addition of the next phase building this year.”
The purpose-built first phase manufacturing facility stands at over 126 meters long, 24 meters wide and 11 meters high. The new second phase build will see another facility, identical in size, constructed alongside the existing building. In addition, a third building will be constructed, predominantly for storage of components and equipment.
“We are currently working across two sites; the new site and our existing site which we have occupied for over 70 years,” explains Tong. “The new site is currently dedicated to our aftersales departments, stores and final assembly processes, and also houses our advanced new shot blasting and powder coating facilities. On completion of the second phase, all remaining departments at our existing site will transfer to the new site including our laser-cutting, steel preparation and fabrication divisions, as well as all office-based functions.”