Craigavon company invests £500k into six new jobs and new tech

  • A Craigavon-based engineering firm has invested £500,000 into the creation of six new jobs, a new plant and an automated anodising machine.

    Foxano anodises aluminium parts for the aerospace, engineering and architectural industries. Anodising is a process which improves metal’s resistance to wear and corrosion.

    The company is a spinout from Foxcut WCS, which specialises in the production process of robotic water jet cutting.

    Foxano’s managing director, Paul Fox said: “We have built a 6,000 sq. ft. plant that will support our continued growth in the years ahead.

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    “The new state-of-art anodising plant will enhance our productivity and allow us to complete the process more efficiently and accurately. The machine immerses the metal parts in a solution and then an electric current passes through it to add an oxidised layer to increase corrosion resistance and surface hardness, as well as to allow colouring.”

     “The early response from potential customers is encouraging so over the next 12 months we want to continue to grow the business and provide an efficient, high-quality service.”

    The investment was supported by Danske Bank, and was said to be “good news for Craigavon with several new jobs” by the bank’s business manager, Karen Jennings.

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