With a workforce of only 3 employees in 1981 the company has grown to over 110 staff, and it’s not just staff numbers that have grown. This forward-thinking company has continually developed its product range and processes and last year saw the opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
Built on an old airfield, at an investment of £2.2 million, the facility is capable of managing both production and delivery of its well-known products and provide better service to key customers in the UK.
Harlequin is a company that has always invested heavily in technology, continually adapting to meet changing customer needs. The facility enables the implementation of the latest technologies and machines to manufacture high quality products for evolving commercial, residential, and agricultural markets.
Ambitious plans for the future
The continually expanding Harlequin product range now includes storage tanks for oil, diesel, and water as well as tanks for sewage treatment, hot water storage and rainwater harvesting systems. It was the growing demand for sewage treatment plants and the focus on new product development that fuelled the development of the new facility.
The significant business growth has come on the back of innovation in rotationally moulded plastic storage industry delivering increasing national and international demand for the expanding range of polyethylene storage tanks and systems. The new facility has been key to delivering this growth and has also seen the creation of additional jobs.
Talking about the new Harlequin facility, Laurance Coey, managing director, commented: “We have enjoyed a significant period of growth in the last five years and have ambitious plans for the future.
“This new facility is part of that expansion. Innovation is at the heart of our business. Our customers across the UK, and internationally, recognise the investment we make in continuous product development as well as the lengths our team go to provide exceptional customer service.”