The Barnsley engineering company, LNS Turbo, has recently invested £850,000 in new machinery, resulting in the creation of ten new jobs at its site at Waterside Park in Wombwell. The new owners’ commitment to ongoing investment has led to increased productivity and the introduction of automation into their processes.
LNS Turbo, established in 1999, specializes in making chip disposal systems for industrial cutting machines, which are sold across the UK and Europe. Its Barnsley site is the company’s sole manufacturing facility for chip conveyor systems in Europe and currently employs 76 people.
According to operations manager Mark Scanlan, “The investment in new machinery, equipment and facilities is helping us to increase capacity to meet our growing customer demand and transform the manufacturing environment in which we operate. The support from Enterprising Barnsley has been invaluable in accessing funding streams and developing our operation, providing job security and opportunities for our employees as we continue to grow.”
The company experienced a significant surge in demand for its products throughout 2021, exceeding growth projections, and this trend has continued into the current year. Working in close collaboration with Enterprising Barnsley, the council’s business support team, LNS Turbo has received support over several years in reviewing their business operations and achieving efficiencies.
Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, remarked, “LNS Turbo is a well-established business in Barnsley, and it is great news that they are once again investing to drive further growth and create jobs in the area. They have a thriving business model, supplying right across Europe, and we are delighted they are achieving such success here in our borough.”