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Manchester Mayor opens EDM's new £1.3m facility

Posted 4 September 2017 · Add Comment

Provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, EDM, welcomed the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to open its new £1.3m facility.

Above: Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, formally opens EDM’s new £1.3m 20,000 square feet facility next to the company’s Managing Director, Tony Bermingham and the rest of EDM’s Directors. Philomena Chen, Head of Asia-Pac at the DIT, is second right.

Mayor Burnham officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the formal start of operations at the 20,000 square feet manufacturing facility at EDM’s headquarters in Newton Heath, east Manchester.

The new structure has been built to meet the demands of the company’s rapidly increasing order book with the company doubling in size since 2013, posting revenues of over £24m in 2016. 

Housing 50 employees, EDM’s new purpose-built facility sits adjacent to its existing 100,000 square feet site and provides all the resources necessary to enable the company to manufacture its full range of training simulators for defence and civil aviation customers.



Above:
Mayor Andy Burnham enjoying a tour of EDM’s new facility accompanied by the company’s Directors.

In the past year EDM has announced orders from KLM, China Southern Airlines, S7 Airlines and Jet2.com and counts Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Thales amongst its defence client base. EDM has also just launched a new range of virtual reality training simulators to the airline industry and expects to win its first order with a major airline later this year.

Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM said: “It was an absolute pleasure to have the Mayor open our new facility here in Manchester.

“This significant investment will help us build more high quality training simulators for our growing customer base as we continue to expand our global presence.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “This is a fantastic new facility and the fact that EDM has grown so quickly, requiring new workspaces, is testament to their hard work and the quality of their products. I am immensely proud that there are successful and innovative manufacturers, such as EDM, operating on a global scale within the region, leading the way for Greater Manchester. They successfully bring together digital and advanced manufacturing and are a glowing example of Greater Manchester’s strength in these sectors.
 
“Finally, I would like to thank EDM for having me today, being able to see what they do up close and meet the staff was a brilliant experience - I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”
 

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