New £multimillion galvanising plant officially unveiled

A brand new state-of-the-art £6million galvanizing facility in Haverhill has been officially unveiled by the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP.

The Member of Parliament for West Suffolk and Paymaster General was on hand to unveil a special commemorative plaque at the official opening of Acrow Galvanizing’s new plant on Piperell Way last Friday .

Acrow Galvanizing, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, had been based at its previous Saffron Walden site just a few miles down the road since the 1970s, with the move to the upgraded facility part of the Group’s continued commitment to enhancing its services.

As well as carrying out the official opening ceremony of the new plant, Matthew Hancock MP joined a number of guests on a guided tour of the facility led by Jeremy Woolridge, Executive Chairman of Wedge Group Galvanizing, Managing Director Chris Woolridge and General Manager Nick Hasler.

During the tour, he had the opportunity to see first-hand the plant’s very latest industry-leading technologies and sustainable practices, including integrated rainwater harvesting and storage systems, as well as hear from the Wedge team about the benefits the modern premises will bring to not only the plant’s employees, but to the wider local economy.

Jeremy Woolridge, Executive Chairman of Wedge Group Galvanizing, commented:

“We are delighted to be officially unveiling our brand new facility here at Haverhill, which is the culmination of years of planning and months of hard work in terms of the actual construction.  Not only will the new plant enable the team at Acrow Galvanizing to deliver the very highest quality service to its customers across the region, but it will also see us as a Group best placed to continue our growth over the coming decades.”