Aycliffe Today Business PNE1578_AycliffeTodayBusiness_Issue28_WEBhighres - Page 15

The magazine for Aycliffe Business Park | 15 Some of Durham Lifting’s Aycliffe team (left to right) Tracey Firth, Stuart Raby and Karen Lathman. Durham Lifting enjoys 30% growth since Aycliffe expansion A Teesside-based engineering company is now reaping the rewards of an expansion to Aycliffe Business Park three years ago. Durham Lifting, which is headquartered in Middlesbrough, opened a new base on the business park in early 2014. It has since seen a 30% rise in sales and growth since opening its Whinfield Drive in Aycliffe and has invested more than £40,000 in new machinery. Durham Lifting specialises in the manufacture of offshore handling equipment, lifting and modular spreader beams up to 700 tonnes, frames and specialist handling equipment. The firm has started working with Aycliffe giants Gestamp Tallent, Finley Structures, Tekmar Energy and Primex Plastics among others since expanding to the business park. Managing director Amanda Gardiner said: “The Aycliffe expansion has been a huge success for us. “We’re working with lots of companies on the business park as well as further afield in Darlington, Durham, Washington and Sunderland. “Ayclffe is very much at the heart of our core business – which is repairing and testing lifting equipment and crane systems – and we’ve seen stead