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Clitheroe Light Engineering Limited

Clitheroe, Lancashire | Precision Engineering


Selective Finance for Investment in England: £98,000

The Case

Clitheroe Light Engineering Limited is a sub-contract machining company producing high quality precision parts for world class customers. It has been established for over 35 years and has always had a policy of investing in world leading technology to ensure it can compete with overseas competitors. This has culminated in a lights out unmanned lean manufacturing system.

The Company needed to expand the production capacity and efficiency of the business to enable it to move into new markets – to facilitate this it wished to purchase two CNC Horizontal Machine Centres – the total cost of which was over £750,000.

Grants for Industry were introduced by one of the company’s financial advisors and were able to obtain a Grant for Business Investment grant of £98,000 awarded by the North West Regional Development Agency to enable this expansion to go ahead.