Intelect Mechanical have started 2023 on a high, following recent investments which have resulted in the purchase of new technology and a recruitment drive, increasing their workforce by 20% from the previous year.

Entering the year with a strong order book thanks to an expanding customer base and greater demand, the Middlesbrough-based engineering fabrication business identified the need for additional staff, taking on a total of four new employees across various front end production roles, bringing their overall headcount to 25.

Working predominantly for clients operating in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, the company has seen consistent organic growth in recent years, widening its customer portfolio within other process industries too.

Intelect Mechanical Director, Kevan Thomas said, “The last few years have been a challenge for a lot of companies, as well as us, but thankfully we’re starting to see some really positive changes happening. With firm orders and increased enquiries, we’ve not only welcomed new customers, but new full-time employees too.

“It’s always great to see the business expanding, especially given that all of our employees are from the local surrounding area, which is something we’re passionate about. Without the hard work and determination of our team helping to drive the business forward, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

He continued, “Looking forward to the rest of 2023, we’re excited to be working on a number of major projects across the UK with both our new and long-term clients, and we are keen to continue with positive investments in both our employees and infrastructures.”

Thanks to partial funding support via the Tees Valley Combined Authority Made Smarter Adoption North East, Intelect Mechanical have also recently invested in a new handheld 3D scanning device. The state-of-the-art equipment will build on their existing technology, enabling them to provide more detailed information and intricate scans to their customers, further expanding their service offering.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We are at the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing on Teesside with some of the world’s leading minds in engineering. We have supported hundreds of firms – large and small – through financial grants, and I’m proud Intelect Mechanical are investing and growing on the back of this support.

“To see a Middlesbrough firm expanding and creating good well-paid jobs is extremely encouraging. Their growth is testament to how we can provide funds to help engineering firms prosper and push at the boundaries of what is possible.”

Providing every service from design through to fabrication and installation, Intelect Mechanical pride themselves on being a one stop shop for their clients’ engineering and integration solutions.