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Ballymena manufacturer invests £300,000 in new distribution centre

Pictured at Carey Cleaning Machines’ new Ballymena facility are Conor McNeill, business development manager at Ulster Bank and Carey's managing director William Carey

A BALLYMENA-based manufacturer and distributor of bespoke industrial cleaning machines has invested significantly in the development of a multi-purpose site creating new engineering jobs, supported by Ulster Bank.

Carey Cleaning Machines, which has been trading for more than 10 years, has made a £300,000 investment in the purchase and development of a new site for its manufacturing and distribution centre in Ballymena which also features the company's head offices, factory floor and R&D facility.

The investment supported the creation of a further two engineering roles, bringing the company's staff count to 10.

Future-proofing the business through the development of a dedicated innovation centre, Carey Cleaning Machines is shifting focus to the manufacture of new cleaning solutions, technologies and bespoke cleaning machines modified to tackle new, more challenging hazards and to address tightening health and safety restrictions.

The company specialises in the modification of industrial cleaning machines to suit the individual requirements of its customers.

Managing director William Carey said building a new facility was necessary for the company due to the unique nature of its business and individual site requirements.

“We were unable to locate a building that suited the needs of the business, so we invested and built a facility that would best serve the company now and provide opportunity for future growth and expansion,” he said.

Conor McNeill, business development manager at Ulster Bank, said: “We are pleased to support Carey Cleaning Machines as it continues to expand its operations and services.

"Investing in the local Ballymena area and with increasing focus on the development of new technologies and product innovation, the company has real promise to make its mark in both the UK and Ireland market and we are thrilled to support William and his team as they continue to build on ambitious growth plans in Ballymena and beyond.”

Carey Cleaning Machines supply equipment and services to a wide range of customers including the Education Authority, health trusts, councils, cleaning contractors, facilities management companies and the industrial sector.

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