Major investment at Belzona

Harrogate’s mayor, councillor Anne Jones, was in attendance at last week’s official opening of the new training and distribution centre which featured a ribbon cutting ceremony by Belzona’s president, Joel Svendsen and a professional bubble blower
Celebrating its 66th anniversary this year, Belzona shows no signs of slowing down with the opening of a brand-new state of the art training and distribution centre.
The Harrogate-based company, which provides industrial protective coatings and repair composites, ran 40 courses in 2017 for over 175 delegates from distributorships around the world.  The company still manufactures at its head office in Harrogate and exports to over 160 countries worldwide.
The new £6 million facility will more than double Belzona’s current distribution area floor space, with 12 metres of usable height, adding around 4000 pallet spaces and 166,100 cubic feet of total floor area. The new training area features a fully equipped presentation suite as well as a new practical training/demonstrating classroom, showing Belzona’s continued focus on training and raising global application standards.
“Here at Belzona we believe that training is vital to success,” said engineering director, David Blackwell.
“Training empowers people to meet the demands made of them in the work environment and prepares them for the unexpected situations that life will throw at them. Belzona’s practical training courses are designed to enhance the theoretical aspects of Belzona solutions by placing them in a practical context.
“This is a major investment in the future of Belzona, which will greatly benefit the local community, the distributors from across the globe, as well as the vast number of Belzona users.”

Still a family-owned business, Belzona has 150 employees and an annual revenue of around £20 million.  The company has a large commitment to the local community through schemes such as the 1 per cent volunteering scheme and raises money for charities around the Harrogate area