Work Begins on laboratory expansion

22nd Feb 2017

Work has begun on a significant expansion and refurbishment to the R-Tech Materials laboratories at Testing House. Having seen encouraging growth since establishing the site 5 years ago, R-Tech has begun a program of investment that includes adding facilities, equipment and staff to better service our customer’s needs.

The building expansion will include a new 1600 sq ft storage facility along with the re-structuring of the non-metallics laboratories to create space for a sizeable investment in composite testing equipment. A new industrial weld preparation and analysis facility will also be established to dramatically reduce the turn-around times on weld inspection and testing work.

Managing Director Tony Franks said “We are thrilled that work has begun on this much-needed expansion. These facilities will improve the efficiency and safety of our operations as well as allowing us to grow our capability and customer base”.

It is hoped that the laboratory expansion will be completed by the end of March 2017 with the subsequent purchase and commissioning of new testing equipment to be delivered soon after.