Pipeline inspection equipment firm Mini-Cam has invested in a new factory in Austria to boost its production capacity.
The purpose-built unit, located in the Alpine village of Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal, was developed for the Warrington-based company’s InPipe Innovation subsidiary at a cost of €500k (£430k).
The 7,500 sq ft facility is managed by Dietmar Jochum and has houses a team of eight, with further recruitment planned.
Nigel Wilson, the managing director of Mini-Cam, said the Austrian factory will play a key part in the company’s growth.
The site will produce and pre-assemble precision parts for Mini-Cam’s crawler and push camera inspection systems, which are currently used to conduct underground surveys in over 40 countries.
Final assembly is undertaken at Mini-Cam’s Warrington HQ.
MD Nigel said InPipe’s expanded operation would allow the firm to hold more stock in Europe, helping it meet a growing demand.