Radicon, one of the oldest names in power transmission, is continuing to reap the benefits of its takeover in 2010 and is planning to create more local jobs this year.
The Elland-based company, who supply industrial power transmission units (gearboxes) for applications such as wind turbines through to children’s car rides, was formerly a division of David Brown Gear Systems but was sold to the huge Elecon Engineering Group of India four years ago.
General manager Colyn Robinson said: “Since being bought by Elecon Engineering, India’s largest and fastest growing gear producer, things have been going from strength to strength.
“The company has invested in a new manufacturing facility in India costing over £10m and has the capability to produce 1,000 industrial gearboxes per month.
“It has also more than doubled the size of the manufacturing facility in Thailand costing more than £5m.
“On September 2, radicon opened its doors to more than 100 visitors to showcase its new range of products.
“A new range of planetary gearbox and industrial reducers along with a compact geared motor now compliment the range of products.
“These products were designed in house by our Engineering team in Elland while manufacturing will take place in India in the new state of the art facilities.
“We are continuing to invest in people recruiting 10 people in the last year alone, we are especially proud to be taking on local engineering apprentices each year to transfer skills and plan for the future.
“The recruitment of local people will continue throughout the year as the company continues to expand.”