£3 million investment and new facility for Oakham business

Leading alternator manufacturer Mecc Alte UK is investing over £3.2 million as it expands its Oakham site to support its growing alternator business and the further expansion of sister company, Cabel UK.

The state of the art facility includes over 33,000 sq. ft. of prime manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space which will service both businesses and provide a third facility within the UK.

This latest development for the Rutland based business is essential as the Italian owned companies embark on a strategic expansion journey within the UK and across the global alternator sector. It is also broadening its services and repairs for specialist rotating and electrical equipment through Cabel UK.

The new site will also increase the workforce over four years and will look to recruit specialist engineers, skilled operatives and apprentices from the local area for Cabel UK.

Cabel UK was formed in 2009 with just two people working in the business. It has undergone significant year on year growth, across the power generation for repair, service and rewind work and has taken its workforce into double figures since it started.

This new facility will enable Cabel UK to increase its ability to supply more OEM parts and materials, incorporate the latest diagnostics technologies, materials, skills and processes to deliver first rate, flexible and responsive service. This includes AC and DC motors, generators, pumps, transformers as well as any electrical device that uses copper wire at its core.

For Mecc Alte UK, the facility will allow the company to increase warehouse capacity and introduce more product lines. This year the company revolutionised the alternator sector with the launch of its new C-Type series which will be manufactured in Oakham.

Andrew Bell, Managing Director, Cabel UK and Mecc Alte UK said: “We are very excited to announce these plans for a third site as part of our strategic vision and growth plan. It cements our commitment to expand Mecc Alte UK and Cabel UK’s footprint in the local area.

“We want to attract fresh talent into the engineering sector and the new site will accommodate our expansion as a result of securing new service and maintenance contracts for Cabel UK along with increasing the design and manufacture for industrial machinery technology and the power generation sector.”

Work is already underway on the new site at Land’s End Way by contractor Deeley Construction and will be completed in November 2018.