Space component manufacturer doubles its premise space in Crewe
U.S. headquartered Micross Components Ltd have expanded their specialised UK manufacturing operation in Crewe to make way for new bespoke clean-rooms and an increase in business.
The high-reliability semi-conductor supplier has moved from its historic base on Weston Road, to a new unit at Orion Park, doubling their floor space to 14,000 sq. ft. and retaining 35 highly skilled jobs. The new unit will enable Micross to accelerate its expansion plans and continue the impressive growth experienced over the last three years.
Micross Crewe provides modified semiconductor components for a range of markets including aerospace, defence, industrial medical and space sectors, including both the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. The firm’s high reliability semi-conductors are specially designed to perform under the extreme conditions associated with space travel with Micross components having been used on more than 100 successful space missions to date.
The new 14,000sq/ft unit was officially opened by Micross Chairman Victor Vescovo who flew in from their HQ in Florida and was joined by Julian Cobley, managing director of The Skills & Growth Company.
The council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has worked with Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Hub (a service delivered by the Local Enterprise Partnership) and the Department for International Trade to provide Micross with a wide range of complementary support services. This has included specialist advice on market and export opportunities within advanced manufacturing and space sectors; advice on marketing the business, recruitment and training, along with helping to identify areas for innovation and growth.
Victor Vescovo, Insight equity Chairman said “The investment in our facilities and staff in Crewe forms a key part of our strategic growth plan and will enable the business to continue on our mission to be the global supplier of specialty, high reliability, semiconductor components designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards.
We are very grateful for all the expertise and support provided to help us grow and maximise opportunities here in the UK and beyond; our new premises will provide the perfect platform for further growth.”
Julian Cobley, managing director of The Skills & Growth Company said, “We have been delighted to support this high-tech growing business to expand and secure jobs in Crewe; seeing their components make the journey from Cheshire to outer space is truly inspiring and testament to this great business and their highly skilled workforce.”
Philip Cox, chief executive of Cheshire and Warrington LEP added “Micross is a leading example of the global innovation and technology expertise that exists in the sub-region; Inward Investment is vital for the continued growth of our economy and so I’m delighted that Micross has chosen to invest further in growing its specialised Crewe facility.”
Photo: Victor Vescovo, Insight equity Chairman cuts the ribbon to open the new Micross facility at Orion Park in Crewe.