International Business Boost For M&I Materials Thanks To Greater Manchester Export Fund

The Manchester-based business M&I Materials have celebrated their new manufacturing line in Manchester which was made possible with the help from the Greater Manchester Export Fund, delivered by The Growth Company.

This new facility provides a significant addition incapacity to manufacture M&I Materials’ brand MIDEL, the world’s leading ester transformer fluid.

The CEO of M&I Materials, Giles Salt said:

“We were delighted to be selected by the Greater Manchester Export Fund to receive this award, which enabled us to increase our production facilities to meet growth in demand for MIDEL around the world.

“As a Great British xporter, we export to world-leading companies in over 60 countries. This investment allows us to further expand our footprint and thus to also secure and create local manufacturing jobs.”

The Director of Business Growth at The Growth Company, Richard Jeffery after visiting the new line said:

“M&I Materials area fascinating company and, with a presence in Manchester since the 1940s, are one of the area’s real success stories. It’s fantastic to see this new facility and I’m looking forward to watching the business go from strength to strength.”

This investment is the latest in an expansion for M&I Materials’ global footprint which follows on from the launch of a new production facility in the USA and the opening of Africa’s first ever ester transformer fluid factory in Johannesburg which opened last month.

M&I Materials also benefitted from the GC BusinessGrowth Hub’s Innovation Vouchers scheme which allows small and medium sized enterprises to apply for funding to access the expertise and specialist facilities within Greater Manchester’s universities.

Richard Jeffery commented:

“I’d really encourage businesses who want to gain a competitive edge and accelerate the development of innovative products and services to apply for Innovation Voucher funding and other business support which is available from the GC Business Growth Hub. Take advantage and harness the expert knowledge and facilities we’re blessed with inGreater Manchester.”

December 13, 2018

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