Arkoni sets itself for more growth

Mark Prentice at Arkoni
Mark Prentice at Arkoni

Architectural metalworking specialist Arkoni has invested £250,000 in additional workspace and automated machinery at its Brighouse headquarters.

Hi-tec CNC (Computer Numerical Control) cutting and glazing machinery is now up and running in a new 1,600 workshop.

The development will lead to the initial creation of two jobs with further appointments expected after another record year of growth for the 22-year-old business.

Partial funding for the development came from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Business Growth Programme supported by, the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Roger Marsh, chairman of the Leeds City Region LEP said: “Arkoni has demonstrated that it’s a business experiencing high growth and increasing demand. The investment in the new manufacturing facility gives a foundation from which to maintain momentum.”

Arkoni MD Mark Prentice said the business needed to invest to cope with demand for its metalwork and fire-rated glazing systems across the UK construction sector.

“After twelve months of running at almost 100 per cent capacity this will give us space to breath and delivers even more potential for growth and future recruitment,” he said.

Arkoni employs 50 staff and specialises in the manufacture and installation of bespoke staircases, balustrades, canopies, entrance areas and fire resistant glazing.