Pexa, supplier of surface finishing materials, coatings and chemicals to the aerospace and other high tech industries has recently moved to new, larger and upgraded premises close to its original home in Holywell Green, West Yorkshire. With help from a grant from the Leeds City Region and the ERDF Pexa was able to completely upgrade the premises to an “as new” condition and to install new offices, warehouse space and a new production facility for its own line of paints and coatings for the optical industry.
Pexa was established in 2002 and has grown to be a leading and well recognised supplier to the aerospace industry and a key industrial partner for major international brands with 30% of its sales overseas. Now with a team of 26, the move to the new facilities will allow Pexa to grow and to enter new markets where additional production space will be essential.
The Duke of York is a well-known advocate for British business on the international stage. Pexa was very proud to welcome him to their new home to declare it officially open for business on the 9th November. A number of Pexa’s customers and suppliers attended, together with representatives from trade associations and government agencies involved in Pexa’s activities. His Royal Highness participated in a business meeting and met the whole Pexa team plus guests. The Duke of York was accompanied by Dr. Ingrid Roscoe, the Lord- Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
Jim Rowbotham, Managing Director of Pexa said – “the whole team was thrilled to meet HRH, he was very interested in the nuts and bolts of the operation, our people development and apprentice activity and our plans for the future. He really engaged with us and wants to make a contribution”.
His Royal Highness said “This is a ‘go get them’ firm determined to increase its market share. I hope this facility is a success and, as manufacturing gets under way, that you will come up with some clever innovations that will make you one of the companies that are absolutely needed”.