Keep it in the district

WHEN Little Paxton-based gas controls manufacturer Black Teknigas Limited decided it needed a new, purpose-built factory for its growing activities, it decided to keep the development local. The company has engaged Huntingdon-based Artisan plc – one of th

WHEN Little Paxton-based gas controls manufacturer Black Teknigas Limited decided it needed a new, purpose-built factory for its growing activities, it decided to keep the development local.

The company has engaged Huntingdon-based Artisan plc - one of the few listed companies registered in the district - to build it at Colmworth Business Park in St Neots.

Black Teknigas first moved to Little Paxton, on the Bydand Lane industrial estate, in 1989 as a fledgling management buy-out company employing fewer than 20 people. The £5.5million-a-year company, which was acquired last August by the American controls manufacturer Watts Industries, now has a workforce of 55.

The new 36,000-square-foot factory that will provide manufacturing, warehousing and office space will be built to Black's design, and is expected to be handed over in January next year.


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Developers Artisan have built several business parks in Huntingdonshire.

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