On 1 January, Future’s new Aerospace Production Facility became fully operational after six weeks of renovation. The move into the unit just next door to head office at Future House is the focus of £2 million investment the company has made across its site in infrastructure and machining equipment.
“This is a really exciting and timely move for the business,” explains Craig Peterson, Future's CEO. “Since 2015 we’ve successfully been growing our capabilities and customer base in both production and R&D, but as a result we have quickly outgrown our premises.
“Fortunately, when an additional 10,000 sq ft of space became available next door we were able to purchase the whole unit. Having got the keys in November, we’ve been able to move in very quickly, bringing all the very best machinery, technology and expertise together under one roof to focus on the manufacturing and production of critical parts. In addition, the move has also facilitated further expansion of our state-of-the-art R&D Centre of Excellence.”
In separating the two divisions into their own dedicated spaces for the first time, Future has been able to realise further growth in the first few weeks of 2017: “We anticipated that this move would increase capacity across both areas by around 30 per cent,” says Craig. “In fact, we’ve already exceeded these expectations by securing several major long-term aerospace production contracts.
“The expansion of our facilities provides us with more opportunities to continue honing our exceptional skillset to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of design and manufacturing, working with customers in the most dynamic and innovative sectors.”