Schneider Electric UK Expands and Upgrades Scarborough Site
- The 5,000sq m facilities, which employs over 200 people, now has enhanced end-to-end designing, engineering and building capabilities
- The site has seen sustained growth over a five-year period, driven by domestic and international demand
- The project included a 1,000sq m factory extension and a new paint line facility to focus on increased output for its outdoor low voltage solutions
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation in energy management and automation, has announced the expansion and upgrade of its manufacturing facility in Scarborough, driven by increased domestic and international demand. The expansion of the site includes a new, 1,000sq m extension and a £1.5 million state-of-the-art paint facility.
The upgrade will fundamentally change the site’s capabilities, boosting capacity and productivity, while enabling new technologies to be developed. Scarborough is able to design, engineer and build world-class smart and connected low voltage solutions. The site upgrades will also tie in with local initiatives on reducing waste and achieving net-zero emissions by 2025.
The facility specialises in manufacturing switchgear for low-voltage environments, used to protect and distribute electricity in public, commercial and industrial installations. Examples of some of the recent innovations include the Compact Principal Supply Point (PSP) developed in conjunction with Network Rail, for use on the signaling power infrastructure, or smart low voltage feeder pillars to support the UK’s growing electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This technology will be fundamental to meeting the UK’s zero-carbon 2050 targets and moving towards a more sustainable future.
“Improving the capabilities and production in Scarborough will support the global shift toward sustainable technology. In the UK, we need high quality, energy efficient products on our doorstep. The Scarborough site is now be able to cater to demand and develop best-in-class technology to meet our ambitious national emissions targets,” said Mike Hughes, Zone President, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland.
Find here a video showing Schneider Electric's low voltage distribution plant in Scarborough