Millitech invests seven figures in Derbyshire facility

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The new site boasts facilities such as a 3D print studio, high-care robotics lab, CNC machine shop and laser cutting machinery
The new site boasts facilities such as a 3D print studio, high-care robotics lab, CNC machine shop and laser cutting machinery

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A processing machinery and robotics supplier has invested £1.2m in a 1,858m2 facility in Draycott, Derbyshire following a period of record growth, creating 12 new jobs.

Millitec Food Systems Ltd was founded in 2005 and designs and makes machinery including ultrasonic cutters, depositors, conveyors and specialist robotics, for customers across the globe.

As a result of record sales and significant growth, Millitec scoured the area for a suitable commercial property, identifying Draycott as the ideal location for infrastructure, transport and employability. The move is expected to bring an additional 12 jobs to the area ranging from mechanical design engineers, machine vision and robotics specialists, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists. 

Managing director Richard Ledger said: “We’re thrilled to be moving to our all new site in Draycott. We have spent some time developing the site in line with our requirements for our ongoing expansion plans in the region. We have invested in the highest specification equipment including ultra-precise laser cutting machinery and an all-new machining facility.

Expanding range of machines and robotics

“This will allow us to grow rapidly across the next three years as we expand our range of machines and robotics for the food industry. I’m also pleased to be heading home, having grown up in the region.”

The new site boasts a dedicated design studio, 3D print studio, high-care robotics lab, clean room, CNC machine shop, blast room and state of the art laser cutting machinery.

The investment was supported by the Invest in Derbyshire service.

The move will allow Millitec to treble its output and extend its ongoing research & development programme into energy-efficient and time saving high-care robotics for the food processing industry. 

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