It is a pleasure to announce we are now confirmed members of the growing Burnley Bondholder Scheme. As a local fridge vans manufacturer, we have joined this innovative network of local organisations who believe in bringing good business to our home town in Lancashire.
A local of new and used fridge vans, fridge van conversions and refrigerated van conversion kits, we are very much involved in the local community helping businesses from a variety of industries with their temperature controlled transportation requirements. We are also playing our part in placing Burnley on the map by increasing our market share nationally and internationally, working towards leading the way in the refrigeration transport market.
Due to recent growth in the business, we have also invested in larger premises based in Burnley which in turn brought local employment opportunities both office based and hands-on in our busy workshop. The calibre of staff we have found locally has been very impressive and we now have a strong team ready to push the business even further.
Our manufacturing facilities have expanded to a 45,000 sq ft premises, within a secure 2.5 acre site on Burnley Farrington Industrial Estate, following a 40% year-on-year growth over the last six years. With many new large contracts underway, our workforce has grown by more than 25% in the last twelve months to 60 employees. The relocation will improve our capacity within the manufacturing department, with more conversion slots available and faster turnaround times. This will result in a better service to our customers who rely on their fridge vans to keep their businesses flowing without interruptions. All our manufacturing goes through strict quality control procedures with quality management in place making sure every converted fridge van or refrigeration van conversion kit leaving our workshop has been completed to the highest standard possible.
We look forward to being more involved in our great local community, sharing our expertise in the manufacturing industry whilst also learning from other great businesses in the area.