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Secretary of State for Scotland opens Forbes latest facility

On 6th August, Michael Moore MP, the Secretary of State for Scotland opened the new production facility at Forbes Technologies Ltd in Kelso in The Scottish Borders.

Forbes is one of the UK’s largest producers of custom designed & built tanks in plastics & composite materials with capacities up to 200,000 litres. In response to an increased demand for their products, they have invested £1.8 million in the new production facility, which incorporates the latest high efficiency production methods. It is sited on 1.7 acre site alongside their already large production facility & incorporates lifting capacity for the production process of 32 tonnes.

The facility will enable the automated production of tanks & towers up to 4 metres diameter and up to 100,000 litres in thermoplastics. Forbes has already received a number of orders for the new process.  

During his visit, Mr Moore had a tour of the new facility with Chairman Lee Forbes and MD Melvyn Jupp.

Commenting, Mr Moore said:

“I was pleased to be able to open the new facility at Forbes today which will enable the firm to remain at the cutting edge of the plastics industry.

“The new facility will boost production and ensure that the company can respond to the increased demand for their products while continuing to provide secure, highly skilled jobs.Nerw facity open - Rt HonMichael Moore & Lee Forbes

“I want to thank Lee Forbes and his team for inviting me to open the facility and I want to congratulate them on the success of this investment.” 

Chairman, Lee Forbes thanked Mr Moore for officially opening the new facility and said:

“We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our staff at Kelso, who have played a large part in our success, which has enabled the company to make this exciting investment. This additional production facility makes Forbes the only company in UK able to offer the complete range of tanks & other chemical plant in a variety of thermoplastics, GRP & dual laminate composite materials”.

Sales Contact: Des Dibley (01366 389650)

Press Contact: Melvyn Jupp (01366 389640)

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