New factory for oil spill company VikomaCompany News // November 18, 2010
Oil spill control company Vikoma says its new factory and headquarters are now fully operational. The 50,000ft2 premises is set on a two acre site in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK.
The new building provides a larger, improved manufacturing facility fitted out with new plant and equipment, as well as new office space for the company's headquarters.
The new factory was officially opened by Jack and Debbie Crews, two of Vikoma’s longest serving employees at a ribbon cutting ceremony for staff and local dignitaries.
Mike King, Managing Director said, “It’s fantastic to be in the new premises. The workshops have been fitted out to he highest specifications with new equipment and machinery, and using lean manufacturing principles to improve efficiency.”
The new building also provides a setting for the headquarters and spacious offices to accommodate the engineering design, sales, materials and administration functions.
The building marks a significant investment by Vikoma’s owners, Energy Environmental Group , and fulfils the first part of the Group’s plans for the expansion and growth of Vikoma.
The company said the factory has proved invaluable over the past months and has enabled it to produce large quantities of equipment needed for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Vikoma ramped up production to meet demand, implementing new systems, increasing staffing levels by almost one third and moving to round the clock production.