A FAMILY manufacturer based in Henley-in-Arden has received help from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber to buy a machine to generate its own nitrogen.
Henley Engineers has secured a £10,000 grant from the Chamber of Commerce to add vital funds towards purchasing the £60,000 machine.
Run by Paul Warmington and his son, Nick, the company previously spent between £15,000 and £20,000 each year on tanks of nitrogen, which is required in the laser cutting process to ensure there is no contamination.
Being able to generate its own supply of nitrogen will make the firm more time and cost efficient and means even better service for its customer-base.
Paul, whose grandfather established the business and passed it onto his father Derek, said the firm has the potential for more growth.
He added: “We’ve invested £750,000 in machinery in the past six years and this latest piece of technology is going to make us even more efficient – we are really grateful to the Chamber for supporting us in accessing the grant funding.
“The latest machine gives us greater flexibility and the opportunity to be more efficient and we are excited for the future ahead.”
The grant funding was provided through Coventry City Council as part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme.
Martyn Manning, business coach with the Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s great to be able to support a business in this way – especially a long established, family-run manufacturer.”