SIGA’s expansion will require increased headcount
UK, Bedfordshire, Sandy: UK-based transformer manufacturer announced to expand its Sandy, Bedfordshire factory
SIGA plans to expand its factory in Sandy in order to handle much higher capacity transformers. Formerly, these components were manufactured and supplied by Stabilised Transformers Ltd. in Wolverhampton, which SIGA acquired in a business and assets deal back in February 2020.
Mr. Thrussell, SIGA’s General Manager of SIGA, explained that it is an expansion of the potential increase in revenue, rather than an increase in size of the actual premises; “the factory has been developed to allow for the increased volume of work, and larger, higher capacity transformers.” Mr. Thrussell says.
The move to expand production has however increased the need for additional staff, which are being recruited at the moment. In the original press release regarding the expansion, Mr. Thrussell said the company completed the deal with Stabilised Transformers only a few days after the UK’s first confirmed cases of Covid-19. “We immediately looked at the repercussions on our plan to move production from Wolverhampton to Sandy.” The company occupies a purpose-built 15 000 square foot facility in Sandy, Bedfordshire, where currently more than 45 employees produce a wide range of high-quality transformers and inductors.