JR Group UK set to launch £9 mn facility in Bradford later this month

YarnsandFibers News Bureau, 2017-10-11 11:00:00 - Bradford

News Tags: distribution centre, focus on creating recycled textile products, group into manufacturing, housed in a purpose built building, JR Group UK, new £9 million project in Bradford, offices, project comprises a combination of machinery, range of industry sector, recycling, set to launch, trading in textiles

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JR Group UK set to launch  £9 mn facility in Bradford later this month

JR Group UK, is all set to launch a new £9 million project in Bradford later this month. The group is into manufacturing, recycling and trading in textiles for over 160 years. The project, set over 6.5 acres, comprises a combination of machinery housed in a purpose-built building covering 56,000 sq ft, offices and a distribution centre.

The building work for phase one completed by mid-September and work has already commenced on phase two with a combined cost of over £5 million.
Over £3 million has been invested in new machinery, including a range of high-tech sorting, mixing, treating and cutting machines to manufacture a range of products, from felt underlay and insulation to more technical nonwoven combination products, from recycled materials.

The group’s Halifax nonwovens business, Texfelt will move in the newly built facility at Cutler Heights with a focus on creating recycled textile products for a range of industry sector. The move to the new facility is expected to create 46 jobs over the next five years.

Texfelt currently makes felt underlay from 100% recycled materials on needle-punch machines in Elland. The properties of needlefelt products means Texfelt’s old factory will remain operational to satisfy demand for their established products, Envirolay and Sterling Royale, from specifiers and customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

JR Group UK will initially produce a range of products for the construction and flooring industries sectors, with plans to diversify its portfolio into furniture, bedding, automotive, acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation.

JR Group UK is owned and run by the Taylor family, who have been in the Yorkshire textile industry for over 160 years. James Taylor, managing director of JR Group UK, explained that creating sustainable, technical products is at the centre of the group’s plans for its new project. Their objective for the project has always been to process difficult-to-recycle, post-industrial and consumer textile products such as carpets, mattresses and contract fabrics destined for landfill, then convert them into valuable flame retardant and hygienic products designed for a range of markets.

The new facility will enable them to take their green credentials and their business to the next level. They will be the only business in the UK able to make these products and they are very proud to be able to do this in the heart of Yorkshire in line with their proud history.

They aim to not only create a sustainable method of production within Bradford, but also generate over 40 jobs and safeguard many more jobs that would have been lost due to the unpopular product and old manufacturing methods they previously employed.

The scheme has been funded by JR Group UK, along with a £250k investment from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and a £470k boost from Textile Growth Fund.

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said that they are delighted to support JR Group UK on this project that will create jobs and boost the local economy. It’s great that their strong industrial heritage in textile manufacturing continues to grow and it’s a real success story for Bradford, the textile industry and the region as a whole.

Alain Dilworth from the Regional Growth Fund, commented that the Textiles Growth Programme (TGP) was pleased to be able to support this project as it presented a strong business case overall, with a clear growth rationale. The project is strongly aligned to the strategic objectives of the TGP offering a strong return on investment and a public sector cost per job that represents good value for money.

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News Tags: distribution centre, focus on creating recycled textile products, group into manufacturing, housed in a purpose built building, JR Group UK, new £9 million project in Bradford, offices, project comprises a combination of machinery, range of industry sector, recycling, set to launch, trading in textiles

Bradford
JR Group UK set to launch  £9 mn facility in Bradford later this month

JR Group UK, is all set to launch a new £9 million project in Bradford later this month. The group is into manufacturing, recycling and trading in textiles for over 160 years. The project, set over 6.5 acres, comprises a combination of machinery housed in a purpose-built building covering 56,000 sq ft, offices and a distribution centre.

The building work for phase one completed by mid-September and work has already commenced on phase two with a combined cost of over £5 million.
Over £3 million has been invested in new machinery, including a range of high-tech sorting, mixing, treating and cutting machines to manufacture a range of products, from felt underlay and insulation to more technical nonwoven combination products, from recycled materials.

The group’s Halifax nonwovens business, Texfelt will move in the newly built facility at Cutler Heights with a focus on creating recycled textile products for a range of industry sector. The move to the new facility is expected to create 46 jobs over the next five years.

Texfelt currently makes felt underlay from 100% recycled materials on needle-punch machines in Elland. The properties of needlefelt products means Texfelt’s old factory will remain operational to satisfy demand for their established products, Envirolay and Sterling Royale, from specifiers and customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

JR Group UK will initially produce a range of products for the construction and flooring industries sectors, with plans to diversify its portfolio into furniture, bedding, automotive, acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation.

JR Group UK is owned and run by the Taylor family, who have been in the Yorkshire textile industry for over 160 years. James Taylor, managing director of JR Group UK, explained that creating sustainable, technical products is at the centre of the group’s plans for its new project. Their objective for the project has always been to process difficult-to-recycle, post-industrial and consumer textile products such as carpets, mattresses and contract fabrics destined for landfill, then convert them into valuable flame retardant and hygienic products designed for a range of markets.

The new facility will enable them to take their green credentials and their business to the next level. They will be the only business in the UK able to make these products and they are very proud to be able to do this in the heart of Yorkshire in line with their proud history.

They aim to not only create a sustainable method of production within Bradford, but also generate over 40 jobs and safeguard many more jobs that would have been lost due to the unpopular product and old manufacturing methods they previously employed.

The scheme has been funded by JR Group UK, along with a £250k investment from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and a £470k boost from Textile Growth Fund.

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said that they are delighted to support JR Group UK on this project that will create jobs and boost the local economy. It’s great that their strong industrial heritage in textile manufacturing continues to grow and it’s a real success story for Bradford, the textile industry and the region as a whole.

Alain Dilworth from the Regional Growth Fund, commented that the Textiles Growth Programme (TGP) was pleased to be able to support this project as it presented a strong business case overall, with a clear growth rationale. The project is strongly aligned to the strategic objectives of the TGP offering a strong return on investment and a public sector cost per job that represents good value for money.

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News Tags: distribution centre, focus on creating recycled textile products, group into manufacturing, housed in a purpose built building, JR Group UK, new £9 million project in Bradford, offices, project comprises a combination of machinery, range of industry sector, recycling, set to launch, trading in textiles

 
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