Metacol moves to larger premises

Date published: 01 November 2017

Metacol, a Rochdale-based metal fabrication company which supplies several premier league football clubs, has moved to larger premises as part of its goal to expand.

The business remains on the Fieldhouse Industrial Estate but has moved to a unit more than five times the size due to the business growing.

The company supplies shop equipment, such as brackets and railings, to football club shops, including Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as the NFL store in London. Closer to home, it created the beautiful co-op installation on the recently re-opened Rochdale bridge. It also supplies furniture parts to restaurants, including national chain Marston Lodges and Wagamama, as well as security products.

Managing Director Jon Collinson started looking for new premises after spending £20,000 on a powder coating machine, so he can finish his products in-house without having to use a separate powder coating company.

He said: “We had outgrown our old space in no time, but I wanted to stay in Rochdale, so finding a new unit on the same estate was ideal. We have got a great business community here and I will be taking advantage of the free support that is available through the council’s business growth hub advisor to help me with my marketing and sales strategies.

“We can turn around orders much more quickly now we have got the new powder coating plant, so the work is stacking up.

"I employ three people and am now on the lookout for a possible supervisor to add to our skilled team.

"It is great to be bringing part of our manufacturing process back into Rochdale borough.”

Council leader, Councillor Richard Farnell, said: “It is great to see company owners like Jon staying in the borough as they invest in their business and expand. By making a simple change to bring part of his production back in house, he has boosted his business and opened the door to potential new jobs for Rochdale residents. It is this kind of innovation that helps makes our borough a great place to do business.”

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